Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 29, 2017
2017 Lake Point Days

Lake Point citizens celebrated the 163-year old community with a nod to the past and to rural life Saturday.

Residents showcased their tractors and animals — with horses and goats — in the parade, allowing these staples of this farm town to take a prominent role. Kids with ear-to-ear smiles rode on bicycles, on miniature Model-Ts, on their mother’s laps as they roosted on bales of hay, as well as in mom-powered, modern plastic wagons.

Though the parade was not long, the younger spectators gathered a sufficient amount of parade candy to fill their plastic bags as the queue rolled down Center Street.

A large number of vintage cars also cruised the route and ended up at Lake Point Park for display in the town’s car show.

Local Scout troops took on herald and flag presentation duties to announce the parade and the grand marshal, 47-year-old Lake Point resident Larry Jay Martin. Martin and his granddaughter, Bailey Martin, motored down the road in his 1937 baby blue Ford truck, which he rebuilt and showcased in the park’s car show.

The parade soon ended and residents meandered to the town’s park where the events included food, games and family activities, which continued into the evening.

Francie Aufdemorte

Photo Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.

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