WEST BOUNTIFUL — It’s always the right time of year to celebrate our pioneer history.
West Bountiful is getting ready to do just that with their upcoming free Founder’s Day celebration, set for Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the West Bountiful City Hall. The event will feature a concert by several local performers, as well as time line of city history and a narrative poem about West Bountiful by Eric Eastman.
“He weaves in the names of local citizens, and tells some of the city’s history,” said West Bountiful Arts Council member Colleen Maloy. “He’s really good at it.”
The main focus of the evening will be music, with performances by the Leger family. Mike Leger and his son Andy are both members of the popular local band Endless Summer, with Mike playing guitar and Andy on keyboards. Mike’s wife, Lesley, will also be joining the family onstage.
“They’re all wonderful performers,” said Maloy.
David Marsden, a singer and regular performer at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, will also return for this year’s celebration. Though he’s previously taken the stage in character as various historical figures, David’s contribution this year will be more musical. He’s written a song about his childhood and West Bountiful to the tune of “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
“He’s a very expressive performer and very comfortable in front of an audience,” said Maloy.
Also onstage will be Alan Marsden, a staple at the city’s St. Patrick’s Day concerts. Alan is Lesley and David’s father
“It’s nice to entertain and sing along with friends and family,” said Marsden. “You can send them home feeling happy because their hearts have been lifted.”
For more information check out the Sept. 13 edition of Davis Clipper.