The City of Providence is celebrating its 150th birthday on Saturday. Mayor Randy Simmons invites everyone to attend what he calls a “very special event” to dedicate the restored monument honoring pioneers and the people of Providence.Simmons says a committee under City Councilmember Dale Astle raised the money for the project and the monument is now located at the Old Rock Church on Center and Mai Street. Mayor Simmons says the program starts Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and the monument will be dedicated by Elder Boyd K. Packer, President of the LDS Quorum of Twelve Apostles.Everyone is asked to bring their own lawn chairs. “Sit right there in the street and listen, it’s not going to be a very long program,” Simmons explained on Wednesday morning’s KVNU Crosstalk Show. “Then when you’re done with that you can just go down to Zollinger’s Park where, actually, there’s a children’s parade that starts at noon (that) comes down Main Street (and) ends up at Zollinger’s Park. This is a non-motorized parade, it’s like those old Primary parades that we might remember from when we were kids, bicycles and wagons and lots of little kids.”other events include a Friday night youth dance and movie, a continental breakfast Saturday morning and a variety of activities during the afternoon, including a square dance, magic show and a Simmons Brothers concert.
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