Organizers of the third annual Cedar Hills Town Celebration of Historic Manila Days believe they offer the best in hometown fun and games for the July 24 holiday.
Activities begin with a golf tournament Thursday, July 23, and will include a parade the next morning and a fireworks show that night. Manila Days promises to bring back memories of the past and give rise to memories that will live on into the future.Most of the activities take place in the Cedar Hills Heritage Park, 4300 W. Cedar Hills Drive, between the LDS church and the Cedar Ridge Elementary School.
Included is a light air show with hot air balloons, hang gliders and paragliders invited to fly by and fly in during both days, Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25.
The Pioneer Day morning pancake breakfast starts things off on Friday, July 24, from 6:30 until 8:30 a.m. Advance tickets are $1 per person or $5 a family or $1.50 a person, $7 a family, and are available from the city offices.
The official event parade, the Children's Parade, starts at 9:30 a.m. Friday from Pine Court and will feature the Lone Peak High School Marching Band and drill team.
A watermelon bust is planned "down by the creek" at the edge of the park at 1 p.m. Friday, followed by a pie-eating contest sponsored by Frontier Pies, beginning at 2 p.m. Three age groups may compete, 8-12, 13-19 and adults over 20.
Toy balloon races take place at 3 p.m. Friday and a kite flying contest starts at 7 p.m.
Fireworks will finish off the festivities at dusk on Friday with fireworks synchronized to the music broadcast on K-STARR 1400 AM.
The first of two Concerts in the Park open Friday at 6 p.m. with the Taylor Family Generation and Marvin Payne's "Trailsong" presentation at 8 p.m. The same shows will be repeated Saturday.
The Hometown Amusements carnival will operate both Friday and Saturday with a ferris wheel, a kiddie-train and flying swings.
A lemonade stand/boutique/
craft fair runs all day Saturday inside the Cedar Ridge Elementary School from 10-6 p.m. A chess tournament, open to all skill levels and ages, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Competitors are invited to bring boards.
Teen Fun Olympics also starts Saturday at 10 a.m. with Frisbee golf, Twister, coed volleyball and softball games, a dunking booth and a tug-of-war over the creek.
For more information about any of the events, contact City Hall at 785-9668 or Councilman Ken Cromar at 785-5900.