Logan celebrates 150 years as a city on Sunday, January 17

Logan Mayor Craig Petersen is excited not only about the city’s sesquicentennial Program coming up Sunday in the Logan Tabernacle but also about the fact that sesquicentennial events will continue to be held throughout the year.

On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/324/2016_01_14_324_41067_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Speak to the Mayor program Wednesday</a>, Petersen said in addition to hearing from Elder Gary Stevenson, a member of the LDS Quorum of the 12 Apostles and well-known Logan resident, Sunday’s program will honor seven former mayors of Logan: Walter N. Nickel, Newel G. Daines, Russell F. Fjeldsted, Darla D. Clark, Doug Thompson, and Randy Watts.

According to Greg Cox, Human Resource Director for the city, Logan was officially incorporated on January 17, 1866. Cox says everyone is invited to attend the big event on Sunday marking that occasion.

<span>”We’re having a celebration </span><span class=”aBn”>this Sunday</span><span> night on the 17th. It starts at </span><span class=”aBn”>7 p.m.</span><span> at the Tabernacle in downtown Logan,” he explains. “We will have the American Festival Chorus singing about six songs. We’ll have the Westminster Bell Choir do a number.</span>

<span>”Then we’ll have Elder Gary Stevenson talk about his time and relate his experiences, I believe, about his time growing up in Logan.”</span>

Elder Stevenson was a co-founder of Icon Health and Fitness, one of Logan’s largest businesses. In October 2015 he was named an Apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to that he was serving as the Presiding Bishop of the church since March 2012 and previously served in the First Quorum of the Seventy.

Logan Mayor Craig Petersen will give an address of welcome at the celebration on Sunday and Petersen said more events will be taking place throughout the year.

He said there will be a historical photo display at the Logan Library starting in February, and elementary essay contest winners will be announced in March.

<span>”In April, we are going to do a music festival,” Petersen explained. “May is going to be a month of service. We’ll ask for citizens to volunteer. A trails festival (will be) in June at Merlin Olsen Central Park.</span>

<span>”In July, a little bit of our Freedom Fire will be connected to the sesquicentennial. When we do our Pioneer Day parade on </span><span>July 25th</span><span> that will certainly have a Logan sesquicentennial theme. In August, we will have a target shooting competition (along with) a movie in the park and a golf tournament in September.”</span>

And he said last, but certainly not least, Logan City’s first annual Pickleball Tournament will be held on the city’s own Pickleball Courts in October.

Sunday’s sesquicentennial program starts at 7 p.m. in the Logan Tabernacle. Logan’s oldest citizen will also be honored, 100 year-old Lucy Ellis. The mayor says she happens to be his wife’s step-grandmother.

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