It appears there will be a lot to enjoy in the city of Lewiston on Saturday, July 4th. Julie Bergeson, the city’s public affairs director, says activities actually start Friday with a 7 p.m. rodeo. On Saturday, there will be a pancake breakfast from 6 to 9 a.m. and the Patriot Border Run starts at 7 a.m.
Bergeson says Lewiston’s famous 4th of July parade begins at 9:15 a.m. and the grand marshals this year are Allen and Dolores Gossner Wheeler.
“Dolores and Alan Wheeler were chosen because of their longstanding residency in the community,” Bergeson explains. “They have spent their whole lives modeling service and comradery to all citizens.
“They have participated for years and years in the 4th festivities, as well as donating time and money. They fit the bill for true patriots of Lewiston, Utah.”
Bergeson says there is a patriotic program after the parade where the speaker will be Rex Thompson, a 95-year-old Logan resident who is a veteran of World War II. Other activities include a 12 noon rodeo, a movie, horse races, a softball game, Daughters of Utah Pioneers cabin tours, and the Wells Jackson 10th annual Memorial Horse Pull at 6:30 p.m. at the rodeo grounds.
Fireworks will be launched from the rodeo grounds at dark.