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Cedar Hills plans family festivities

Events to include dedication, race, carnival and food

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CEDAR HILLS—The Family Festival at Cedar Hills kicks off with dedicatory ceremonies for the town's new public safety building Thursday, July 20, at 3925 West Cedar Hills Drive.

Between 3 and 7 p.m., the $530,000 building with 4,000 square feet of garage space and that much again for offices will be open to the public for tours with light refreshments available. At 7 p.m., the building will be officially dedicated, although it's been in use for the past several months as the city office facility as well as the base for the Lone Peak Public Safety District.

On Saturday, July 22, festivities get under way with the Manila Mile 5K Run at 7:30 a.m. from the white church, followed by tennis and basketball tournaments at Lone Peak High School starting at 9 a.m.

A golf tournament tees off at 11 a.m. at the Tri City Golf Course.

An "air" carnival, featuring "Extreme Competition" playthings full of hot air, will take place at Heritage Park between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Monday. Co-ed softball and volleyball games are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at the park, followed by a concert featuring The Fiddlesticks family from Orem at 7 p.m.

A fireside begins at 7 p.m. Sunday in the park.

On Monday, July 24, hot air balloons and hang gliders and various other flying machines will lift off at 7 a.m. from the park.

A pancake breakfast will be served at 8 a.m.

A children's parade starts at 9:30 a.m. from the public safety building, and pioneer games begin at 10 a.m. in the Heritage Park. The town has been divided into 10 zones, and children are asked to wear costumes to match the theme for their "zone." Prizes will be awarded to the top three zones for originality.

A family picnic takes place at noon with a pie-eating contest at 1 p.m. and a watermelon bust at 2 p.m.

Family water games are at 3 p.m. and a family talent show at 7 p.m.

A preregistration fee of $10 per family pays the cost for attending the breakfast, playing on the air toys and running the Manila Mile. Fees can be paid with utility bills or at the public safety building. Nonresident families are welcome at the same price.

A mega fireworks will close out the festival beginning at dusk.


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