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LEHI ROUNDING UP ENTHUSIASM FOR 4-DAY FESTIVITIES

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For the 57th year, residents of Lehi are putting on their cowboy duds for the Lehi Roundup. This year's festivities will include a traditional miniature parade and rodeo.

"We used to have two or three names of what our city celebration used to be," said Donna Anderson, publicity committee. "In 1923 it was called Sugar Days, and in 1940 they called it The Blackhawk Rodeo, when the Blackhawk Encampment was held."It wasn't until 1947, a few years before Lehi officially became a city, that the celebration took the name Lehi Roundup. LaDawn Hunger submitted the winning entry in a contest to name the city celebration.

Now professional cowboys come from all over the country to compete in the three-day rodeo.

The calendar of events includes:

June 22 - Barbecue at Lehi Junior High School, 6 p.m.; cowboy poetry at Lehi Junior High School, 7:30 p.m.

June 23 - Stock parade, 6 p.m.; rodeo, 8 p.m.; flower and quilt show at the Senior Citizens Center all day.

June 24 - Miniature parade, 6 p.m.; rodeo, 8 p.m.; flower and quilt show at the Senior Citizens Center all day.

June 25 - Miniature parade, 10 a.m.; carnival at Wines Park, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; rodeo, 8 p.m.; flower and quilt show at the Senior Citizens Center all day.