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Meet My Religious Neighbor: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pioneer Trek Celebration
June 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
The “Meet My Religious Neighbor” series continues with a commemoration of the trek across Iowa and the western plains by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1800s. On Saturday, June 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Maytag Park in Newton, IA (301 South 11th Ave West, Newton IA – Near the bandshell) all are invited to a join a celebration remembering those early members.
To pay tribute to the faith and determination of those who carried out the forced migration westward across the United States, youth and adult leaders will have participated in pushing and pulling handcarts across some of the same trails early members trekked. We will welcome them at the end of their trek with a celebration, cheering as they enter Maytag Park, enjoying a lunch together, playing pioneer games and activities, taking a turn pulling handcarts, and participating in a brief program. Members will be available to answer any questions about the westward trek or other aspects of the faith.