This is a most beautiful time of year. You may notice a lot of visitors in town over the next week or so. It’s the annual Rocky Mountain ATV/UTV Jamboree! Dozens of volunteers will help insure that all will have a great time. Each of us will interact with our visitors in some way.
My greatest hope is that it will be a safe week. To that end, Intermountain Life Flight will be landing at the fairgrounds on Monday morning. They will be working with hospital professionals during the week and will be in town as much as possible. Help us keep things safe by watching out for extra ATVs on the streets.
Sevier County has worked hard to provide food and fun for these great visitors. I understand that local residents are invited to participate in a couple of the evening events. That’s great, because it will give us a chance to meet and greet people from all over our country and beyond.
An unrelated event happening during this Jamboree week is a special program at Richfield High School. On Thursday night, September 20th, Captain Ron Lewis, US Navy Retired, will present a program on remembering those American heroes who’ve never come home from war; our Missing in Action (MIA) and Prisoners of War (POW).
I’ve heard Captain Lewis speak. He’s an amazing person who loves our country. Everyone is invited to hear him and find answers to the questions we all have about the 82,000 Americans who have not yet be repatriated to our soil. Advances in modern technology are helping and other efforts are working, but we must never forget these heroes and their families
Please come for an hour of patriotism and promise. The event begins at 7:00 p.m., and there’s no admission cost. It’s sponsored by American Legion Sevier Post 37. God Bless America. And may God bless our fighting men and women who protect our freedoms at home and abroad.
Mayor David Ogden