'Pioneers of Progress' chosen
Seven Utahns will be honored as Pioneers of Progress at a banquet July 10 as part of the Days of '47 festivities.
The recipients and categories are: Harris Simmons, business and enterprise; Larry Gelwix, sportsmanship and athletics; Susan C. Robinson, education, health and humanitarian assistance; Arnold Friberg, historic and creative arts; Dr. Anne O. Poelman, scientific and technology development; and President James E. and Ruth Faust, Posthumous Legacy Award.
The banquet will be at 7 p.m., preceded by a 6:30 p.m. reception, at the Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main in Salt Lake City. The public is invited.
For tickets or more information, contact Lynne Buckner at 801-733-4837, 801-556-1717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park plans 'Liberty Day' activities
This Is the Place Heritage Park will focus on family entertainment for Liberty Days on Friday and Saturday. A new children's mini-train operates around Settlers Pond (upper pond), where relay races, egg toss and other games will take place all day. Old-fashioned croquet will be played on Brigham Young's lawn, and a bucket brigade will put out a "fire" at the Ence cabin. A mini-rodeo will offer "mutton busting," goat ribbon-tying, stick horse racing and other events. Young contestants may sign up a half-hour prior to the rodeo sessions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children 3-11 and seniors 55 and older. The park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more details, call 801-582-1847 or visit www.thisistheplace.org.
Family history volunteers sought
PROVO The Family History Library at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University is looking for individuals and couples who would like to serve and learn at the same time.
Missionary service in family history is available for those who can dedicate a minimum of eight hours a week as service missionary family history consultants. This can be in four-hour increments. Those interested would be trained in family history and in the family history resources available at the library.
Genealogy experience is preferred but not mandatory. Duties include assisting patrons with family history in both traditional and computer research and in preparing names for the temple.
Anyone interested can find more information at www.lds.org under "Serving in the Church/Mission and Service Opportunities," or by contacting Elder and Sister LeMon at 801-422-3766 or at email@example.com.
LDS film trailer online now
Excel Entertainment and Mirror Films have launched the Web site and trailer for "The Errand of Angels," scheduled for theatrical release Aug. 15.
In the movie, actress Erin Chambers plays Sister Taylor, a missionary who struggles with low language skills, unfamiliar cuisine and an ornery companion. Sister Taylor discovers that her greatest change will come from within.
For more information, go to www.errrandofangelsmovie.com.