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Statewide TV Special, Fireworks Planned To Celebrate 125 Anniversary Of Utah's Statehood

For the first time in known state history, each of Utah’s 29 counties will hold a simultaneous firework show to celebrate the 125th anniversary of statehood on Monday.

“In a rather bleak year, the state is trying to do something festive to celebrate,” said Logan Mayor Holly Daines. “The 125th anniversary is a pretty big milestone. Utah, like everywhere, has had a tough year, but our state has banded together and done pretty well — as well as can be expected under the circumstances.”

 

County Executive Craig Buttars agreed — especially as the July 24 fireworks at the Cache County Fairgrounds were cancelled due to the pandemic — and wondered if the valley-wide firework shows to celebrate Independence Day had inspired the statewide event. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

 

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.