Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Lt. Governor of Utah welcomed everyone to Utah with his introduction in our German language. He shared his feelings on the importance of remembering our heritage and how great a sacrifice our ancestors made to ensure we could enjoy the blessings of being in the best country in the world. Mark Seely and Mel Bashore shared the historical significance of the handcart and other means of transportation in Utah's history. They shared stories about the challenges and the rewards of perseverance of reaching our goals. The last half of the welcome night entertainment was offered by Kerry Christensen who shared his talents on the accordion and Zither. His world-class singing and yodeling voice richly blessed us in a lot of our favorite songs. His talents covered many of our favorite songs of past and present.