While I realize this is a very pretty, dramatic notion, I think it an admirable thing to celebrate previous Pioneers while venturing to be Pioneers ourselves as we celebrate this year's 82nd Annual Pioneer Days. Pioneer Days isn't purely a noble thing though. Many of our strange traditions are more humorous than noble (outhouse races, anyone?), but who ever said we had to be solemn pioneers? I'd like to think I'm a laughing one.
We hope you can appreciate now our choosing this phrase. Our goal is to bring you an opportunity for one of the best culminations of Pioneer Days yet. How else do you honor your forerunners except by using their success to reach even higher heights?
Artists, I hope you will submit a visual interpretation of this theme for our Official Pioneer Days Poster Contest. The final day for collection is Tuesday July 17, 2018, just under a week from today July 11, 2018. Voting on the winners will take place the following day on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at our Pioneer Days Planning Meeting. This meeting will likely be more like a "get-together" than a meeting though. We have a lot of announcements, such as who our Grand Marshall will be and a more detailed schedule of events. There will also be an opportunity to recommend events that we may not have thought of yet, and we will organize volunteer committees for those of you interested in getting involved!"