Orangeville Days Pioneer celebration
Orangeville Days on July 25 events were bike races, ice cream social and a movie in the park. For the bike races Charity Stilson and Laci Tuttle were at the Orangeville City Park registration table signing up contestants for the bike races. Todd Hinkins announced each bike race, the winners and the rules. While Nadine Hinkins a race judge handed out prizes to the winners. The contest started with children three years of age and older seated on bikes with training wheels. The winner in each bike race received a dollar and a Popsicle.
Nathan Manning went two laps on his bicycle around the racetrack ahead of the other contestants. Nathan was in the fourth and fifth grade group of boys. Nathan came in first standing up on the seat of his bicycle as he crossed the finish line.
After the bike races, tickets to win a bicycle were drawn out of the basket by age group. Five new bicycles were won. Trace Jewkes won the grand prize and the largest bicycle. Nathan Manning also won a bicycle.
Orangeville City Council hosted an ice cream social under the direction of Mayor Pat Jones who handed out free ice cream. He and the council gave out vanilla or chocolate ice cream to anyone and everyone. Those asking for ice cream had the choice of getting the ice cream served in a cone or a cup.
That evening ended with a movie, titled "Wreck It Ralph", shown in the city park.
Only July 26, Orangeville Days continued. The Orangeville City children's parade formed at the Orangeville LDS Church at 5 PM and marched down Main Street to the Orangeville City Park. Also that evening the famous Humphrey Lamb Fry/Roast Beef Dinner was being served. The Muddy Creek Band provided the entertainment for the dinner. Later in the early evening 14 small pigs were brought to the park in a horse trailer for use in the catch a pig contest. The contest started with the children ages five and under. Both boys and girls participated. All age groups were given the chance to catch a pig. A $10 bill was given to each contestant that caught a pig. The winner was not allowed to keep the pig caught. Karl Kay of Lawrence furnished these small pigs. Dakota McArthur the pig handler turned each pig loose just as each chase started. Jeff Madsen the announcer called each age group and announced the start of the race. He informed each group when it was their turn to participate in chasing and catching a pig.
Dakota Orgill was the first girl to receive the $10 prize for catching a pig. Austin Ewell caught the second pig and the $10 prize. The next race was for boys and girls aged 6 and 7. Jason Justinson was the first 7-year-old winner. The following boys and girls in the various age groups who caught a pig were Landon Wagner of West Virginia. Tyler Cox, Jamie Stilson, Devon Alexander, Savannah Lemons, Jacob Service, Trason Toomer, Jarred Burger, Lindsey Miesner, Kaylan Law, Lexie Cox, Dane Law, Tasha Jewkes and Tyler Lemons.
On July 27 events began at Orangeville City Park where Cindy Draper and Kris Bell were registering people for the 5K run. After registering the participants, the runners were then driven to the starting point near Mill Dam Road. The first six 5 K runners to arrive back at the Orangeville City Park were Gary Bosshardt, Clint Olsen, Wyatt Cox, Stetsen Bennett, Jared Anderson and Ted Luke in that order.
The Castle Dale Stake and the Orangeville Second Ward cooked and served a great morning breakfast of pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes all served at the Orangeville City Park.
After the 10 AM Orangeville Pioneer Day Parade down Main Street there were a lot of races and games for children, teenagers and adults held in the city park until about 2 PM. Some of the games were a ring toss game to win a soda pop, a doughnut eating contest, find the coins in the sand, find the candy in the sawdust, body bumpers, roller racers, hair extensions, nails, the dunk tank, and horse shoes to name a few of the games available.
One exciting event was the fishing in the big tank made of hay bales forming foursquare walls and a plastic liner to hold a lot of water. This improvised fish tank formed a big pond for the trout that were brought for children to catch by hand. There were struggles, shouting and scrambling by many children as they went about trying to catch a slippery trout.
Among the children who successfully caught a wildly swimming, trout weighing about 1 to 2 pounds using only their hands were Hayden Dalton showing off the fish he caught, Adam Olsen caught a fish and Jackson Alexander caught a fish. Trason Jensen was seen proudly showing his mother Jackie Jensen the fish he had caught in the fishpond.
Lisa Johnson had her hair extension booth near the skateboard ramps, where she was offering hair extensions for the ladies. Lisa Johnson put a hair extension to Hanna Morris's hair.
Next-door Jaicelyn Shakespaere was seen doing the nails of Cady Sermon.
Julie Wilson organized a series of difficult contests titled "Survivor Orangeville". One difficult contest was the five-legged race, which the Stilson's team won. The five-legged race looked like it was quite challenging. Another contest Julie invited teams to participate in was to carry an egg on a spoon, the handle of the spoon in the mouth, racing from one end of the field to the other and back. The Law's team won the egg race. Then Julie brought out nine different types of foods to be eaten in an eating contest. Each person on each team was asked to eat one of the nine different foods in a small cup. Some of the food titles were Jackalope.
Supposedly made of Jackrabbit and antelope, cocktail onions in a lot of vinegar, Mexican turkey dough, pickled pigs feet and five other strange sounding names for food. It was a challenge to eat the food from the small cup and keep it down. The Stilson's team won the Orangeville Survivor Challenge this year. Julie thanked B&K's and Subway Sandwiches in Huntington for their help. Julie Wilson announced that next year she would do a survivors challenge for the adults.
Robin Healy and her family catered hamburgers and other food items for anyone that wanted a meal at the park. In the afternoon the Orangeville Fire Department furnished a plastic sheet and water for a slippery slide on the hill behind the Old Fire House. The children had a ball sliding on the slippery slide. The fire department also provided a shower of foam for the children to run through or play in. Brent Tuttle was in charge of the ATV Poker Run and Karen Tuttle was in charge of the Orangeville History Tour.
Sandra Huntington and Dickcie Tuttle announced that after nine years this would be the last year they would be in charge of Orangeville Days and thanked their crew and everyone who helped with the events. Mayor Pat Jones thanked Sandra and Dickcie for the success of the Orangeville Days celebration.
The City of Orangeville really appreciates how Sandra and Dickcie stepped up to the challenge and organized these wonderful events over the years. It takes a lot of people to put together Orangeville Days. Sandra and Dickcie were the enthusiasm and the motor that made this thing work.
Thanks to Sandra and Dickcie and all of the crew that helped. We hope to carry on this tradition.