Labor Day is popularly known as the last summer holiday weekend. In Wellsville, it is also known as Founder’s Day, the day to celebrate the first community to be founded in Cache Valley.
Founders Day Chair Carrie Selvage says there are several different weekend events, such as the Wellsville Stampede, golf and tennis tournaments, a dance on Saturday and a patriotic meeting Sunday at 7 p.m.
“It’s all about singing and it’s a patriotic program. The mayor gets up and introduces,” Selvage says. “We have an outstanding citizen, we have a marshall, we have a queen of 1856 and he introduces all of our princesses. We have five of those.”
Selvage says things start early Monday with a 5K, 10K and Kids K races. Also the traditional fireman’s breakfast followed by a big parade at 10 a.m.
“Usually most people wander on down to the Sham Battle and watch that, which is held behind the elementary school,” she explains. “Then after that they make their way to the square where we serve a dinner. The Mountain Crest softball girls are in charge of that and they serve a delicious dinner.”
Selvage says there are other activities going on in the park throughout the afternoon and evening.
“We have music in the park going on at the same time. There are booths over there, too, with all sorts of things and games for the children.”
Selvage says all of Cache Valley, not just Wellsville residents, are invited to come to that community on Monday where some of the other events include a quilt drawing, the Mt. Sterling Stampede, an antique tractor pull and a lot of good music in the park.