Merrill Osmond is excited to bring back The Pioneer Legacy & Firework Celebration to southern Utah on Tuesday, July 24. In partnership with Dixie State University, this year’s celebration will be held at their beautiful, new Trailblazer Stadium. Working with some of our wonderful title sponsors, Canyon Media, SkyWest Airlines, Tuacahn, Larry H. Miller Foundation, Camping World, Sound of Life Foundation & Washington County Tourism, we are proud to honor the legacy and heritage of our beloved Dixie pioneers.
Before the youth musical production begins, there will be a pre-show of great entertainment, skydivers, a tribute to our military armed forces & many more fun surprises. There will also be a special presentation in providing two local deaf individuals with the gift of hearing. Come and enjoy good, clean, fun entertainment for the whole family!
The Pioneer Legacy & Firework Celebration is based on Merrill’s strong belief that today’s youth are the hope and future of tomorrow. Wagons, handcarts, tepees, local entertainment, special guests, and one of the LARGEST firework displays in the valley will delight all in attendance.
Through song and dance, this year’s production features more than 100 youth and celebrates the journey and sacrifice of the Dixie trailblazers and their attempt to settle the untamed expanse of southern Utah. Reenactments of Catholic missionary colonizers, Greek and Italian pioneers, Chinese, Jewish, and Mormon settlers, as well as Native Americans will showcase Utah’s history.
SAVE the DATE and plan now to enjoy a musical celebration of Utah’s rich cultural heritage with your family and friends. This Youth Pioneer Production features original music written by Merrill Osmond, Sam Cardon, Cliff Maag, and Sam Payne. The Pioneer Legacy & Firework Celebration is FREE to the public, so come early to get the best seats.
“Come and join us as we celebrate the trailblazers of Dixie,” said Merrill Osmond. “While the Mormon pioneers are a huge part of Utah’s history, this production is non-denominational and celebrates all pioneers who made the trek to southern Utah and sacrificed so much for what we enjoy today.”
Proceeds from this charity-based event will go to the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund and the Osmond Center for Arts & Production, which is under the DSU College of the Arts. This year we will provide two local deaf individuals from Washington County with the gift of hearing. Thanks to Sound of Life Foundation, one of our wonderful sponsors, for helping to make this possible. Over the years, the Youth Pioneer Production has raised more than $110,000 to help local children hear life’s precious sounds. The Olive Osmond Hearing Fund was established in 2010 by Merrill’s son, Justin. Since its inception, the Foundation has helped more than 3,000 children with hearing loss. www.hearingfund.org
For more information, please visit ThePioneerLegacy.com or call Justin Osmond at 801-718-8437.