125th Anniversary Logo Winner To Be Announced


The logo entries are in. Now, Payson's 125th Anniversary Committee must decide which logo is most appropriate for publicizing the October celebration, in town and around the state.

In addition to individual, adult and youth entrants, several school classrooms participated, including Mimi Dailey's kindergarten class, Shari Lien's third-graders at Frontier Elementary School, Jan Clark's third-grade class and Melissa Daniels' fourth-grade class from Pine-Strawberry Elementary School.


Although the 125th Anniversary of Payson Committee did not receive as many logo entries as they had hoped, when Diane Sexton and Jan Lundblad unrolled this logo entry from Jan Clark's third-graders at Pine-Strawberry Elementary School there were smiles all around the meeting room. The winner will be announced at the Statehood Dinner on Feb. 17.

As plans for the event continue to unfold, including food, music and games, the committee would like to notify the public about what is currently in the works.

Tool Exhibit

The Rim Country Museum has some antique hand tools for display, but for the October event, they are interested in having more. Specifically, turn-of-the-century hand tools dated before the 1920s. Call Pat Lundblad at the museum, (928) 474-3483.

Storytellers on Main Street: Payson's history told by street actors.

Are you a cowboy poet, a teller of tales or have a gift for dramatically recreating Western-ways? In a few months, the committee will audition people who want to dress in period costume and tell appropriate historical or created stories at the event.

Prizes will be awarded to the best group and individual.

The committee also plans to record some of the stories and poems and put them on a CD to publicize Payson's heritage festivities.


Committee members will be knocking on doors for sponsorships for the acquisition, preservation and restoration of historical sites and buildings in Payson.

Corporate sponsorships range from $500 to $5,000.

Individual sponsorships range from $100 to $2,500.

In October, a three-day celebration of Payson's anniversary will include a Mystery Dinner on Friday, Oct. 5, a parade down Main Street on Saturday, Oct 6, and a golf tournament and exhibition rodeo on Sunday, Oct. 7.

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