By Brad Click
The Taylor Trapper Days Committee is making preparations for another event filled celebration.
The pulling pit bulls will return with a conformation show.
Last year’s beard growing contest was a hit with both the local contestants and those who came from out of town. It will return with the same prize money as last year. Signups for the beard growing contest will be held on Saturday, May 24, the morning of the celebration.
This year the celebration will feature a new event. Jason Brubaker has offered to sponsor and produce Taylor’s first open to the world soap box derby. It will be held right down Center Street, starting at the top of the hill down past the old Center Street church. For information on the soap box derby call Jason at Silver Creek Mortuary at 536-4045. This could be a regular event during Trapper Days and all are invited to participate, including church groups, schools, civic clubs and so forth. If this is a hit with the town we could expand the racing to include bathtubs and lawnmowers next year, and we don’t want to leave out our skateboarders.
As always our event is built around our veterans. The Snowflake-Taylor American Legion will host an early morning breakfast at Rodeo Park to start the day. Our veterans memorial program will be held at 10 a.m. on May 24 at the LDS Stake Center in Taylor. Once again we will present a flag that has flown over the veterans monument to a veteran who has served and is listed on the monument. The committee has been in contact with several well-known people with roots to the town or the military, and will announce our keynote speaker in a future article.
Trapper Days is filled with many events at no charge. Food and soda items are for sale for very reasonable prices.
If you’re still full of energy by 6 p.m., then you will want to attend the Taylor Country Show and dance held at the LDS Stake Center. Bobbie Sue Solomon and Velda Hancock are the talent scouts who bring together the wonderful program. This has turned into the event that shouldn’t be missed, as it features lots of good music, humor, and reminiscing about old times and old memories.
We in Taylor have a very special heritage, and a real passion for patriotism and love of country. We also realize that it has come at a great price.
For more information on our celebration, contact Brad Click at (928) 243-3527.
At 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 26, there will be tours and wagon rides at the old cabin on Main Street. Donations will be accepted. All are welcome.
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By Brad Click