Thursday, July 11, 2013

2013 5K and Fun Run Registration

Register soon to guarantee your shirt size!
  • 5K Online Pre-Registration - $15 Includes New professionally designed, performance, dry weave t-shirt!  Online registration ends on July 23rd at 7 PM.
  • Fun Run Online Pre-Registration - $10 Includes New professionally designed, performance, dry weave t-shirt!  Online registration ends on July 23rd at 7 PM.
Packet Pick up on July 23, 3-7 PM at the Mapleton City Offices 125 West Community Center Way (400 N.)  *You can also register on the 23rd at the same prices above, however there is no guarantee that you will receive a t-shirt.
  • Same Day Registration July 24, 6 AM - 5K is $17 and Fun Run is $12, no t-shirt guaranteed. Same Day Registration ends at 6:45 AM.

2013 Grand Marshalls

Grand Marshalls Reed and Leslie Francis
Leslie and Reed Francis have been named as the Grand Marshalls of this year’s July 24th Celebration and Parade. 
Leslie Loveridge was born November 23, 1921 at the edge of Mapleton, overlooking Springville, to Joseph Leroy Loveridge and Mary Grace Fullmer. Reed Ferguson Francis was born in Lake Shore, Utah to Samuel Evan Francis and Barbara Ferguson, October 17, 1921.  Reed  moved to Springville in his senior year of high school.  As he was walking the halls of Springville High, he said, “Hello” to a beautiful blonde and it changed his life forever.
Leslie and Reed’s first date was on his 17th birthday, and they went roller skating.  That was the beginning of a multitude of fun and adventure that the two shared.  After each exciting evening, they ended up at Leslie’s home to play games and raid the fridge. 
After two years of a special romance, they were ready to get married.  Reed went to San Diego and found a job in the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation.  The company was building B-24’s for the war in Germany.  He saved for an engagement ring and wrote a letter to Leslie’s parents, asking for her hand in marriage.  Leslie and Reed were married in the Salt Lake Temple on May 26, 1941.  They returned to San Diego to begin their married life together.
For four years, they enjoyed beautiful San Diego and Reed was advanced to be a supervisor at the aircraft plant.  Because he was 26 years old, he was drafted into the service.  Leslie and their son Kent moved back to Utah, and Reed entered the Navy Air on January 9, 1945.  He spent a year attending electronic schools.  Leslie and their now two sons, Kent and Marvin, were able to spend the last several months of Reed’s training in Corpus Christi, Texas with him.  Reed was discharged April 1946.  Reed was able to take advantage of the G.I. Bill and graduated from BYU as an Elementary Teacher.  He taught the 4th grade in Springville for two years.  This was his most satisfying teaching experience.  However, it was impossible to live with a salary of $2,200 per year, so they moved to Los Altos, California where the salary and benefits were much better.  While in California, Reed also graduated from Stanford with a Masters’ Degree.   After 25 years of teaching, he took an early retirement.  Their little family had grown considerably during their years in California.  Reed and Leslie had an energetic family of nine children that they moved back to Utah.
Retirement did not mean lazy days for the Francis family.  They tried their hands at farming and worked for Howard Ruff taking care of his house, family, yard, and farm.  They also continued their years of service in the LDS church by serving four missions.  These missions took them to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific; San Jose, California; Navoo, Illinois; and Lansing, Michigan.
Leslie and Reed have enjoyed 72 years of romance in their special, happy marriage.  And they can now include 84 descendants in their family.  Mapleton is proud to honor Leslie and Reed Francis for their legacy of service and love.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

2013 Flag Ceremony

Flag Ceremony @ Mapleton City Park at 6:30 am
July 24, 2013,  Wednesday

Conducting: Mark Hildebrand
Welcome of City Council Members and Mayor.

Opening Prayer:  By Invitation _______________________________________________

Flag Ceremony:  Mapleton 8th Ward Scouts
National Anthem (Star spangled Banner):  Alyssa Jones
Speaker: Charlie Coombs
Patriotic Song (God Bless America):  Jill Maxfield

Closing Prayer: By Invitation: _________________________________________________

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

2013 Entertainment Schedule

24th of July Program 2013

10:00-11:00     “Eskeltones” (Folk music)  

11:00-11:10     Introduce the Grand Marshalls

11:10-11:40    “Funky Fermata” part of the “Skyline Chorus” (Barbershop)

11:40-11:55    Sam Jensen, female singer/songwriter (pop/contemporary)

12:00-1:00     “Moonlight Serenaders” (Big Band Era music)

1:00-2:00      “Mapleton Community Class” directed by Jessica Knight (Folk & Blue Grass)

Monday, June 3, 2013

2013 Games & Activites

Games and Activities

Ticket Games: (tickets are 50 cents each)

Aluminum Bottle Throw - 2 tickets
Cup Toss - 1 ticket
Dip Bowl - 1 ticket
Plinko - 1 ticket

Dunk Tank - 1 ticket
Lollypop Tree - 1 ticket
Face Painting - 4 tickets
Ladder Golf Toss - 2 tickets
Kick & Score Soccer - 2 tickets
Rainbow Roll - 1 ticket
Duck Pond - 1 ticket
Fish Pond - 1 ticket
Football Toss - 2 tickets
Bean Bag Toss - 1 ticket
Inflatables - 1 ticket or Unlimited Wristband Pass for $5

Cash Only Activities:

Breakfast - $3.50
Lunch - $3.50-$4.50
Sky Jump - $6 ($5 family discount)
Climbing Wall - $3 for one climb, $5 for two climbs
Pony Rides - $3
Cotton Candy & Snow Cones - $1 each
Desserts - Priced as Marked
All activities Close at 2:00 PM 

Free Activities:
Arts & Crafts for Kids - on the Stage of the Memorial Building
Art Displays - Memorial Building
Animal Rehab Exhibit
Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Activities - Pioneer Museum
Live Entertainment at the Gazebo  


2013 Parade Forms and Info

*** It has just come to our attention that the Utah Department of Transportation has decided at this late date that our waiver form is not to their liking.  Instead, they have given us a new form which must be used and replaces the one previously used with the rest of the applications, rules and parade route information.


The Theme of this year is "With Joy, Wend Your Way."  Individuals, families and groups are invited to submit their entry forms with waivers to parade chairmen Dave and Joanne Sutherland prior to July 9, 2013 for inclusion in this year's parade.  


Parade Instructions, entry forms, waiver, and the parade route are below.


*If your business would like to enter the parade, go to the Mapleton City Offices to pick up entry forms.



Parade Instructions

Parade Waiver

Parade Route

Friday, May 10, 2013

2013 Schedule and General Information


6:00-7:00 am     Wake Up Call / 5k & Fun Run Line Up at Central Bank
                           Pre-Registration and packet pick up July 23rd, 3-7 pm @ Mapleton City Building
6:30-7:00 am     Flag Ceremony at Mapleton City Park

7:00-8:30 am     5k Race and Fun Run Begins

7:00-10:00 am   Breakfast - Food Provided by Copper Grill (CASH ONLY)
                          $3.50 Pancakes, Ham, Scrambled Eggs, Orange Juice

9:00-10:00 am   Parade - Begins at Mapleton Junior High

10:00-2:00 pm  Mapleton City Park Activities & Entertainment
                          Games, Prizes, Blow-Ups, Rock Climbing Wall, Dunk Tank, Arts and Crafts, 
                          Live Entertainment, Pony Rides, Race Winners Announced, Food for purchase, 
                          Cold Drinks, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones Desserts

10:00-2:00 pm  Lunch - Food Provided by Copper Grill (CASH ONLY)
                          $3.50 Hamburger or Hotdog Meal with Lemonade and Chips
                          $4.50 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich Meal with Lemonade and Chips