Sons of Utah Pioneers

The Sons of Utah Pioneer's Upper Snake River Valley Chapter will host a fireside on July 22, in celebration of Pioneer Day.

The fireside will be held at the Rexburg Idaho North Stake Center at 7 p.m. The title of the event is “Our Pioneer and Pioneering Ranchers and Farmers” program and will focus on honoring ranchers and farmers who have helped grow and establish this valley.

“We’d like to highlight the great heritage that we have in this valley for agriculture, and the earlier farmers and ranchers who settled this area,” Doug Ladel, President-Elect of Sons of Utah Pioneers, told BYU-Idaho Radio.

The event will include a special musical number by David Hink, Choir Professor at Madison High School, and will also have Lowell Parkinson and Merle Jeppesen.

Parkinson is writing a book with his wife about the history of Idaho and his father was a pioneer farmer in this area. The title of his presentation is “Who were our Pioneer Ranchers and Farmers in Madison County?”

Jeppesen also comes from a pioneer family, and now owns the farm which has been in the family for five generations. The title of his presentation is “Pioneer Values for Successful Ranches, Farms, and Families.”

For more information about the fireside you can visit the Sons of Utah Pioneers website.