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PETTY FAMILY PROFILE TO HIGHLIGHT SANPETE DUP COMMEMORATION

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A profile of the pioneer Albert Petty family will be the highlight of a Sanpete County settlement commemoration on Saturday under the sponsorship of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Manti camp.

Albert Petty, a Kentucky native, was a member of the first company that settled Manti in 1849. He later gave his name to Pettyville, now Sterling, in Sanpete and became the founder of Springdale, Washington County.Members of the Petty family were also Emery County pioneers.

"We'll be honoring the Petty family because they were leaders in the settlement of both central and southern Utah," says Carol Braithwaite, Manti DUP president.

The commemorative services will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. with a tour of Manti's History House, followed by the placing of a wreath at the Pioneer Monument and visits to gravesites in the Manti Cemetery.

There will be a luncheon at the Manti Stake Center at noon. A bake sale will raise funds for the upkeep of the historic Patten House.

The profile of the Petty family at the stake center will be presented in music and narration.

Reservations for the luncheon can be made by calling Shirley Nielson at 835-8081 or Mavon Herring at 835-2751.