Come enjoy music, food trucks and refreshments at Mapleton City Park Monday nights at 7:00pm!!!
6/19 Shane Lee – Country
6/26 Tri-Chevy’s – 50s and 60s
7/3 Maddie Wilson – Country
7/10 Route 89 – Classic Rock
7/17 Truman Brothers – Alternative Pop
7/31 No Robot – Indie Rock
8/7 Great Basin Street Band – Dixieland Jazz
8/14 Motherlode Canyon Band – Rock, Pop, & Blues
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Watch our website and your July 2017 Newsletter for more information as it becomes available!
5k and Fun Run
Register for Mapleton’s 5k and Fun Run through Facebook @mapleton20175k. It will be held the morning of July 22, 2017, with all the other festivities that day! Please register early as there will be NO at the door registration this year. More information will be posted on our Facebook page as well as the event gets closer.
Morning Activities at Mapleton City Park
6:30-7:30 am – Wake-up call
7:00-7:30 am– Flag Ceremony at Mapleton City Park
7:00-8:30 am – 5k Race and Fun Run – Start and finish at Mapleton City Building
7:00- 10:00 am – Breakfast at Mapleton City Park
10:00 – 2:00 – Lunch at Mapleton City Park (Hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork sandwich)
9:00 – 10:00 am – Parade begins at Mapleton Jr. High School http://mapletonparade.blogspot.com/
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Activities, games, and entertainment at Mapleton City Park
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – only Ping Pong Ball Drop REGISTRATION (in park) **Parents/Guardians must be present to sign waiver
Evening Activities at Ira Allan Park
4:00-6:00 pm – Ping Pong Ball Drop REGISTRATION **Parents/Guardians must be present to sign waiver. Closes at 6:00 pm – NO EXCEPTIONS
5:00 – 6:30 pm – Dinner at Ira Allen Park (Bring your families!)
6:30-7:30 pm – Helicopter Ping Pong Ball Drop (Children 6-14)
6:30-6:45 – Ages 12-14
6:45-7:00 – Ages 9-11
7:00-7:15 – Ages 6-8
7:15-7:30 – Prizes Awarded
7:30 – 8:00 pm – Skydivers
8:00 pm – announcement by Real Salt Lake * LEO the lion will be there
8:10 pm Opening Ceremony
8:20 – 10:00 pm – Concert by Party Crashers
10:00 pm (approximately) – Fireworks in the park (bring ear protection for small children). This year’s show will rival any show in the valley.
First Annual Mapleton Hands to Hearts Project
Community Humanitarian Effort
Celebrate the Pioneer Spirit
Lend a hand
Memorial hall (next to the park)
10:00am – 2:00pm
* Abbington Senior Living- projects for the young and old
* Military Project
* Battered Women’s Shelter Project
* Syrian Refugee Project
Kids come make your own project! (1 ticket each)
* Pioneer Handkerchief Dolls
* Pioneer Tic-Tak-Toe
* Pioneer Whirlygig
Together we can touch Hearts!!
Pioneer Day Festivities Sponsored by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
FREE Pioneer games and activities!
Join us for fun and festive pioneer games over on the grass between the Mapleton Heritage Museum and the Levi Kendall Cabin! Free pioneer games, will go all day from 10am-2pm. Games include:
**Tug of War
**Ring Toss (Game of Graces) and
We will also have a canopy set up for pioneer skills and activities going on all day. Activities include:
**At 10am- Learn all about carding and spinning wool. See a spinning wheel in action and discover how to turn wool into amazing pieces of clothing!
**At 11:30am- Learn how to dip candles
**At 1pm- Learn how to make butter and see a butter churn
*Lots of candy prizes will be given away!
*There will be tours of the Mapleton Heritage Museum and the Levi Kendall Cabin all day as well. Come see the new displays!
*If you’ve ever been curious about or interested in joining the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, stop by our booth
*We will also be selling the MAPLETON HISTORIC HOMES book as well as another book of Mapleton’s History & Mapleton Folktales
2017 Grand Marshalls
Tom Murdock and his wife, Lois Scott Murdock, have been residents of Mapleton since 1976. He is the 4th of 6 children born to Thomas Calvin and Millie Lindsay Murdock and was raised in Heber City, Utah. He served for four years in the Air Force and graduated from BYU in Elementary Education in 1958.
Lois is the only child of William Gladston and Blanche Anetta Reading Scott and was raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Following her graduation from BYU, also in Elementary Education, she served a mission to Brazil at the time when there was only one mission in all of Brazil. There were two missions there by the time she completed her mission. (There are now 34 missions in Brazil.) She and Tom met while they were both teaching school in Salt Lake City, Granite School District. They were married December 22, 1961 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They are the parents of four children and six grandchildren.
Tom and Lois lived in Salt Lake for 13 years where he taught school and she stayed home with the children. He was then invited to return full-time to the BYU Electric Shop where he had worked part-time while a student at BYU. He worked there for 23 years. For a short time, they lived in Springville while their home in Mapleton was being built. They wanted something with a few acres so they could teach their children the value of work. Their 2 ½ acres of cherry and apple trees seemed just the right fit for their family. After living in Mapleton for several years, Lois was invited to apply for a position working for the Mayor of Mapleton. She was hired and worked for the Mayor, Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment for 9.5 years.
Tom served in a variety of positions in the church including Ward Clerk, Finance Clerk, Elders Quorum President three times, bishopric counselor and High Priest Group Leader. He and Lois served a mission together from 1998-2000 in Portugal. He also served for six years on the Mapleton Planning Commission and two years on the Mapleton Board of Adjustment.
Lois also served in many capacities in the church including Stake Relief Society President, Ward Relief Society President, Ward Young Women President twice, and as a member of the General Primary Curriculum Committee. They have done indexing for 10 years and are now serving as arbitrators.
They enjoyed their travels to Israel, Chile and Guatemala. Tom enjoys his garden and Lois loves reading and walking. Until the end of high school, she also enjoyed ballet and tap dancing.
When asked for a word of advice to the community, Tom said to learn more about the history of the LDS Church, and Lois said to just enjoy living in Mapleton where it is peaceful, quiet and has such wonderful people.