By Naomi Hatch –
The 10th annual Trapper Days celebration will be held on Saturday and Monday, May 26 and 28, in Taylor.
Festivities will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday with the American Legion Breakfast at Rodeo Park, which will be served until 8:30 a.m. The cost is $2.50 per person.
Also at 6:30 a.m., registration begins for the annual trail ride off Highway 77 at the Shoens Dam Road turnoff. For more information, call Trail Boss Judy at 536-7497.
The Snowflake Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen Contest begins at 7 a.m.
The Heart Health half-marathon and five-mile run begin at 7 a.m. at Freeman Park. For more information, go online to wmendurance.com.
This year the Memorial Program will begin at 9 a.m. at the gazebo on the Taylor Museum grounds. The speaker will be Navajo County Supervisor David Tenney. The flag will be retired and presented, there will be a 21-gun salute and each name on the Taylor War Monument will be read. The program will end with a stirring Echo Taps.
Registration for the Pit Bull Weight Pull and Conformation Show is slated at 10:30 a.m. at the pavilion, and weight pulling for pit bulls begins at 11 a.m.
The vintage tractor display opens at 10:30 a.m.
The Bucket of Blood Wild and Western Shoot Out will be held next to the pavilion at 12:30 p.m.
All of the historic sites will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m.
The All American Dog Registry Four Corners Conformation Show begins at 1 p.m.
Barrel racing at the rodeo park arena begins at 2 p.m. This is a National Barrel Horse Association event. For more information, contact Peggy at (928) 337-2363.
All activities will conclude at Rodeo Park by 5 p.m. on Saturday to give everyone time to attend the Taylor Country Program and Dance featuring local talent. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the LDS Stake Center on Willow Lane in Taylor. All are welcome to come and enjoy a great night of entertainment and dance the night away following the show. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family. For more information, call Velda at 536-4965 or Bobbie Sue at 536-7684.
The Hayrack Jamboree sponsored by the Taylor-Shumway Heritage Foundation will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, and will feature a wagon ride tour of the historic homes and sites in Taylor. Following the ride, cowboy chili beans and cornbread will be served, accompanied by some great music. The foundation asks for donations to help maintain the historic sites.