By Taylor Frandsen
Thursday kicked off the beginning of Price City’s International Days with an American Tribute during the weekly Culture Connection series. The event began at 7 p.m. at the Price City Peace Gardens where everyone was welcome for a night of free entertainment. Singing was provided a group consisting of locals Angela Murray, Mary Peacock, Karyn Handy, Ben Jones and Dave Hocanson.
The event also served as the opening ceremonies for the city’s annual celebration. The Price American Legion Post 3, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2379 and Civil Air Patrol Castle Valley Composite Squadron opened the ceremony with the Posting of the Colors. Murray sang the National Anthem before turning the stage over to Price City Mayor Mike Kourianos and International Days Charperson Amy Knott Jespersen. The pair introduced the grand marshal (Price City Police Chief Kevin Drolc), citizen of the year (Danielle Pendergrass) and junior grand marshals (Allison Norton and Daniel Petty).
Thankfully, the weather cooperated and showcased a rainbow that evening. There was also food surrounding the event. Along with the singers on stage, attendees were invited to dance along to the beat of the music. Many tiny dancers made their way to the stage below the singers and showed off their moves. Concluding the concert, there was a firework show for everyone to watch once the sky went dark.
This upcoming Thursday, Aug. 1, Culture Connection will have a performance from Wild Flower Moon for rock and roll through the ages. The free event, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Peace Gardens, is open to all members of the community.