Activities already underway for Wellsville Founders Day celebration

If it’s Labor Day, it’s Founders Day in Wellsville which is often referred to as Cache Valley’s first city. This year’s celebration has already started with softball and tennis tournaments. There was also a cemetery tour Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, Dr. Ronald Coleman will deliver a historical presentation titled <a href=”” target=”_blank”>the African-American Pioneer Experience</a>. His presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Wellsville Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 30 S. Center Street. Dr. Coleman is a scholar of African-American history who recently retired from his faculty position in the University of Utah’s History Department and Ethnic Studies Program where he taught for 42 years.

Also that evening a Draft Horse Pull will take place at 7 p.m.

The big Wellsville Stampede semi-pro rodeo is both Friday and Saturday, September 1st and 2nd. On Saturday, there is a golf tournament at Sherwood Hills starting at 8 a.m. That evening a dance begins at 8:30 p.m. at the Wellsville LDS Stake Center.

A patriotic program will be held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Wellsville LDS Stake Center and then there are activities all day on Monday. It begins with a 7 a.m. Fun Run and continues with a community breakfast, flag ceremony and Founders Day Parade, followed by the popular Sham Battle along with a watermelon bust.

Family fun activities, booths, music in the park, a horseshoe tournament and dutch oven meal will follow. There will be plenty of children’s activities and the celebration also includes the Mt. Sterling Stampede at the Wellsville Arena.

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