BOUNTIFUL -- Tying for the People's Choice Award at the Handcart Days Arts and Crafts Exhibit are Kerrie Kilgore and Lt. Steve Gray of the Bountiful Police Department. Kilgore's graphite drawing of a small child being held in the palm of a hand is titled, "We Hold the Future in Our Hands." Kilgore also won first place in the amateur skill level division. Gray's award-winning piece is a wood carving of two ducks on a pond and is titled, "A Quiet Afternoon." While voting for the final award of the Exhibit is over, the public may still view the show in its entirety at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 So. Main Street, on Monday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, July 16, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. On July 23 the Center will open at 10 a.m. while Handcart Days is underway.
The Handcart Days Exhibit ends July 23.
One of the State's largest, the Handcart Days Parade gets underway at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 22, and runs along Main Street from 1500 South to the Bountiful City Park. Staging for the parade takes place in the Five Points area. Fourteen bands will march and play in the parade, including those from Bingham, Copper Hills, Davis, West, West Jordan, and Grantsville high schools.
Earliest to set out chairs for the parade is 7 a.m. on the 22nd.
Games, food and entertainment, always a big part of the celebration to honor the handcart pioneers, will be available at the Bountiful City Park from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 22, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.