Students at Ridgecrest Elementary got the glad hand Wednesday from Gov. Norm Bangerter. He congratulated them for raising $1,800 toward a statue of Philo T. Farnsworth, the Utahn who assured himself a place in history by inventing television. The governor and his wife, Colleen (who is chairwoman of the commission raising funds for the statue), also joined the students for a treat. "We didn't come to talk," the governor said, "we came to eat cake and ice cream." And they did. Ridgecrest's gifted/talented students initiated the effort to get a Farnsworth statue in Washington, D.C.
By Deseret News