ST. GEORGE – St. George City celebrates its 150th birthday this week and the public is invited to contribute to the memories made over the years.
Everyone is invited to supply the displays for the Decades of Dixie event taking place Jan. 16 and 17 at the Dixie Center, 1835 South Convention Center Drive.
“We invite families and the public to bring relics, memorabilia, artifacts and so forth to display at the Dixie Center,” Summer Belnap Robertson, St. George City Heritage Days chair, said.
In addition to the vestiges provided by the public, the Dixie Center will also be transformed into a mini St. George City of historical buildings and sites including Judd’s Store, the tabernacle and fire station.
A group of students at Dixie Applied Technology Center or DXATC built the mini city and a local artist has volunteered to paint the scenes of the city and other features at the event.
“Mayor Dan came up with the idea for people to donate [relics], and I came up with the idea to transform the Dixie Center into little St. George, and we combined the two,” Robertson said.
Decades of Dixie is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 16 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 17 and is free to the public.
For a complete list of Heritage Days event visit http://sgcity.org/heritagedays
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