Current and former Wayne County residents are invited to dedicatory services at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, for a major addition to the historic Loa Ward and Stake Tabernacle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bishop Newell Harward of the Loa Ward will conduct the services, and Loa Utah Stake President Scott L. Durfey will speak and offer the dedicatory prayer on the facility, which includes new stake and ward offices, classrooms, a new furnace, a parking lot and landscaping.A landmark in "Rabbit Valley" of western Wayne County, the building was built between 1903 and 1906. It has undergone five major addition and remodeling projects and was first dedicated in 1906 by President Joseph F. Smith, according to Spencer Rees, bishop of the Loa Ward from 1957 to 1965. He is now stake public communications director.
Efforts are being made to have the building placed on the National Register of Historic Places, Rees said.