DUP Film Fes­ti­val win­ners named

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Kathy Birch Springville/Maple­ton DUP

On April 27, the Springville-Maple­ton Pi­o­neer Mu­seum, spon­sored by the lo­cal com­pany of the Daugh­ters of Utah Pi­o­neers, held a Film Fes­ti­val at the DUP mu­seum in Springville. Pro­duc­ers of the three win­ning film en­tries re­ceived cash awards as well as the honor of hav­ing their films show­cased in the fes­ti­val and on the Springville Pi­o­neer YouTube chan­nel.

The Springville-Maple­ton DUP re­ceived a gen­er­ous grant last fall from the Springville City Arts Com­mis­sion. The grant was used to fund the Film Fes­ti­val awards, but it also went to­ward the pur­chase of a new pro­jec­tor and screen which will be used by the DUP and the Springville His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety for fu­ture events and pre­sen­ta­tions. These or­ga­ni­za­tions are ded­i­cated both to pre­serv­ing lo­cal his­tory and to bring­ing the stories and his­tory of early Springville and Maple­ton to life.

The films pre­sented on Thurs­day are ex­cel­lent ex­am­ples of this ef­fort. Third place was awarded to Steven and Su­san Bartholomew for their film ti­tled “How the Halls Came to Springville,” which in­cluded an in­ter­view with Nor­ley Hall about his an­ces­tor Ed­win Hall and his twin brother Ed­ward. Ac­cord­ing to Hall, Ed­ward put roots down in Springville even be­fore colonists were of­fi­cially sent by LDS Church lead­ers to set­tle the area.

Tona Dyer Cox and her grand­son Ja­son Hay­mond Jr. took sec­ond place with their film “Life of Cyn­thia Davis Clyde.” This pi­o­neer grand­mother, known in the com­mu­nity as “Granny Clyde,” had first- hand ex­pe­ri­ence of per­se­cu­tions against the Mor­mons in Mis­souri and Illi­nois and even­tu­ally be­came the first Re­lief So­ci­ety pres­i­dent in Springville.

First place went to a short film about

Lau­ren Whit­ing

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