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Spring City celebrates Heritage Day each year on the Saturday before Memorial Day-this year on May 26th. The event includes a tour of many of the town’s charming pioneer-era homes and buildings, built along and around Main Street. The Friends of Historic Spring City sponsor the event; an art and antique sale is held at the Old Spring City School.

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This year has seen great strides towards completing the restoration of the historic Spring City School. The Friends of Historic Spring City are thrilled to be partnering with the Spring City Corporation on a substantial grant and loan through the CIB-at last, after nearly 30 years of work, our dream of restoring the old school is going to be a reality-so we are eager to make this years’ event a big success. The School will look quite rough for the next couple of years, since construction will be going forward in earnest!

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In an effort to focus on bringing the restoration of the Old School to completion, a campaign to raise funds and unity our efforts will be represented by this slogan: “Preserving our past, restoring for the present, ensuring our future.”

Tickets for the home tour cost $10 for adults and $5 for children, and are sold at the Old Spring City School and Main St. Firehouse. Funds benefit preservation and restoration efforts in Spring City. A silent auction, called “Art Squared,” is held at the school, where patrons bid on one-foot square paintings done by well known Spring City artists including Osral Allred, Lee Bennion, Susan Gallacher, M’Lisa Paulsen, Doug Fryer, Kathleen Peterson, Cassandria Parsons, and many other Utah artists.

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Another feature of the fund-raising efforts, called the “Spring City Suite”, is a collectors’ series of 10 hand-pressed prints by select artists, limited to 35 editions, and preserved in an archival box. Lee Bennion and Brian Kershisnik will add the 9th and 10th prints this year.

Spring City leads the way in historic preservation and restoration in Utah. The town was designated as a national historic district in the late 1970s, and since then over 50 buildings in town have been restored. Some homes have been honored with the Utah Heritage Awards.

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Additional artwork by well-known artists will be available for sale in the Old School and in local galleries. Breakfast and lunch are served at the city bowery and provide a fundraiser for the local LDS ward. Spring City is just off Highway 89, between Mt. Pleasant and Ephraim. It may be sunny in Spring City while rainy on the Wasatch Front, and the homes and art are lovely, whatever the weather!

SPRING CITY’S ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY SCHEDULE

8:00 – 10:00 AM: Breakfast: Spring City 2nd Ward YM & YW

9 AM – 4 PM Art and Antique Sale-Old School

10 AM – 4 PM: Home tour

12 Noon – 1:30 PM: Lunch- Spring City 2nd Ward YM & YW

Art Squared Auction closes at 2 PM Sharp: tour ticket sales close

For more information contact M’Lisa Paulsen (435) 462-3454 or Kaye Watson at (435) 462-2211.

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