Mesquite, NV-

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the pioneers? Or do you have questions about who your ancestors are?  Well, here is your chance to get those answers. On Saturday, March 19th, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be sharing the Mesquite Nevada Stake Family Discovery Day Event.  The event takes place at the Mesquite Stake Center Complex, 100 N. Arrowhead Lane in Mesquite.  The flag ceremony will be held at 9:30 am.  After the flag ceremony, you will be able to learn about Family History Apps and the historical displays are open from 9:45 am – 2:00 pm.

Some residents in our area have been waiting for and planning this event for two years.  Unfortunately, it has been canceled in the past couple of years, like so many other activities, due to restrictions placed upon us by COVID 19. This year the co-chairs of the event are Craig Hafen and Dave and Nancy Leavitt.

Family Discovery Day will provide opportunities galore for all community members.  There will be booths for visitors highlighting handmade quilts, rag dolls, food storage, and also a display model of a handcart used by pioneers.   You can also learn how to make butter, Root Beer, sourdough bread, scones, cotton candy, and other crafts. The Family History Center will be open for those who are interested in learning more about finding your ancestors and completing family history.  There will also be a photo booth where you can get your picture taken.  In addition, there will be wagon rides and a small animal petting area. Included in the event will be musical entertainment, cowboy poetry, and pioneer games.  A free Dutch Oven lunch will also be served.

You are invited to bring a friend and learn about Mesquite’s heritage and explore yours.

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