Danish Days will reign supreme Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 21-23, in this small south-central Utah community, sometimes referred to as "Little Denmark."
The town was named after Helsingore, Denmark, from which some of Elsinore's early pioneers came to Utah and settled the Sevier County community.
Two full days of Danish Days activities are slated, beginning late afternoon on Friday and extending through Saturday, then concluding with special church services Sunday.
Launching the event at 4 p.m. Friday will be a children's carnival at the city park. A co-ed softball game is slated at 6 p.m. with a performance by the Elsinore Riding Club at 8 p.m. at the riding grounds.
The old White Rock School, the only school building of its kind still in use, although no longer as a school, will be in the spotlight during Danish Days. Saturday's events will be launched at that location with a flag ceremony at 8 a.m.
A light Danish brunch will be served at 10 a.m. at the community center, followed by registration and viewing of displays in the former school rooms. Some of the items will be for sale, including T-shirts, ceramic replicas of wooden shoes, cookbooks, histories of the restoration of the school and town histories.
At 11:30 a.m., a bell ceremony is planned, followed at noon with "free time" for picnics or dinner and then children's games and bike races at the park, and story time in the library.
A community dinner will be a highlight of the celebration at 6 p.m. for the price of only $1 per person. Residents will provide some of the food, such as salads, cake and dinner rolls, while the city will furnish meat and beans.
Early memories of Elsinore will be revived at an 8 p.m. program and a dance on the tennis court at 9 p.m. will conclude the day's activities. Music will be by the Harvey Jacobson band.
Sunday is reserved for 9 a.m. church services in the LDS Ward Chapel to conclude the observance of the town's Danish Days.