Little Critter Chase one of the highlights of Wellsville’s Founder’s Day celebration


One hundred fifty eight years after it became Cache Valley’s first settlement, Wellsville is celebrating <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Founders Day</a> as well as Labor Day on Monday. Several events are going on this weekend and on Monday a Fun Run gets the celebration started at 7 a.m.

There is a parade at 10 a.m. followed by the popular Sham Battle, a Dutch Oven dinner and music in the park. City council member, and Founders Day Chair, Karen Higley said the day also offers a quilt drawing, horseshoe tournament, antique tractor pull and more.

Higley said the final event is the Mt. Sterling Stampede, also called a Little Buckaroo Rodeo at 5 p.m. followed by the Little Critter Chase.

“That’s a lot of fun,” explained Higley. “Toward the end of the rodeo they allow the children, I believe the ages are eight and under that can come, they line up at the surrounding of the stadium.

“A bunch of little critters will be released. It can range from kittens, chickens, sometimes there’s a goat. The children are allowed to go in there and any critter they can catch they are allowed to take home and keep.”

Higley invites everyone in Cache Valley to visit Wellsville and attend some or all of the activities. There is a golf tournament at Sherwood Hills and a dance on Saturday and a patriotic program Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center.

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