Art foundation seeking submissions for special Pioneer Day event

It’s called the first annual Ice Cream Summer Festival, it’s coming up July 21-23 and it is hosted by the Little Bloomsbury Foundation. The free event will be held at 181 North 200 East, a location commonly known as where the teepee is.

As the foundation’s executive director, Dr. Brenda Sun is inviting everyone to attend the event which has the theme “Lengthen Your Stride – 150th anniversary of Pioneers.”

“To be historically correct we are not just celebrating the history of Mormon pioneers,” Dr. Sun explains. “We are giving tribute to all who actually were here before the pioneers made it to this part of the country.

“So we will be talking about the mountain men, the Native Americans, the Latino ranchers and even the Chinese who helped build the railroad.”

Dr. Sun is inviting everyone to bring in their pioneer art and heirlooms of all mediums, shapes and forms, saying “it is a tribute to early settlers and selected artists in both adult and children categories will have a chance to participate in the festival as docents or guides.”

Each evening from 6-8 p.m. there will be music, storytelling, art, dancing and games. All festival attendees will be treated to free ice cream sandwiches and cold drinks.

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