San­taquin City Cel­e­brates Or­chard Days

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Jolynn For­man

It was a week of old fash­ioned fun in San­taquin for Or­chard Days! The vol­un­teers have worked for months to or­ga­nize the ac­tiv­i­ties and events. We had an ATV Ride the first Satur­day that gave a group of rid­ers the chance to cre­ate the best poker hand they could by get­ting cards at var­i­ous sta­tions around the foothills of San­taquin.

The Lit­tle Buck-a-Roo Rodeo fol­lowed with kids from the ages of three and up rid­ing sheep, wrestling calves, and chas­ing chick­ens for prizes. They all sought af­ter the grand prize of a new sad­dle and a shiny belt buckle to show off to the crowd. Mon­day, we had a fab­u­lous Fam­ily Night with free car­ni­val games, a pet­ting zoo, bounce houses and even a night­time movie for the crowds. Wild Won­ders came and taught us about skunks, snakes and other Utah an­i­mals. Ev­ery­body got to pet the an­i­mals after­ward. The week af­ter was full of Home Run Der­bies, Moun­tain Bike Races, and Fun Runs to get the com­mu­nity out and en­joy­ing the sur­round­ing area of San­taquin. It all ended with a Grand Pa­rade down Main Street along with our award win­ning Rodeo in the San­taquin Fair­grounds. For the two nights, it was bull rid­ing, bronco bust­ing and fire­works light­ing up our sky!

The win­ners of the rodeo in­cluded Dy­lan Ry­dalch in Bare­back Bronco Rid­ing, Tram­pus Quaran­berg in Calf Rop­ing and Ja­ca­lyn Walker in Break-a-Way . Jaren Evans won the Sad­dle Bronc event and TJ Atkins bested in Steer Wrestling. Our Bar­rels win­ner was Brandi Giles and David Moates with Brock An­drus were the team to beat in Team Rop­ing. The grand win­ner of the night in Bull Rid­ing was Louis Schar­dine.

At the rodeo Fri­day night, we hon­ored Deputy Sherwood who was shot on our Main Street sev­eral months ago while pro­tect­ing our city. We thank him for his sac­ri­fice. We also want to thank all the men and women who helped

make Or­chard Days pos­si­ble this year. It is a lot of work to put on a pro­duc­tion like this for our com­mu­nity and some ques­tion why we do such a grand event for so many year af­ter year. We know com­mu­nity unity is im­por­tant for a town to grow and help its cit­i­zens feel safe and con­nected to each other. Events like Or­chard Days brings us to­gether and helps make San­taquin a bet­ter place and home for us all. We hope to con­tinue to pro­vide events like it for more years to come.


On Fri­day Au­gust 1, 2014 the Rodeo was alive and and full of ac­tiv­ity in San­taquin. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the win­ners!

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