Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 2, 2019
2019 Grantsville Sociable

Grantsville stakes claims to the longest running community festival in Utah, the Grantsville Sociable.

Over 1,000 people attended the 135th Granstville Sociable held at Grantsville High School on Saturday, March 30.

Sociable activities included a car show, dinner, dancing, and performances. A separate Children’s Sociable was held on Thursday that showcased the talents of the town’s children.

The theme of this year’s Sociable was “I’m Coming Home,” from the sonf by Keith Urban.

Citizens of Grantsville 75 years old, past and present, were honored guests at the 2019 Sociable.

“Come and celebrate our town, our unity as neighbors and slow down for a day and reminisce on what it feels like to come home,” wrote Sociable co-chairs Stace Riding and Teresa Walters.

Formerly known as the “Old Folks Sociable,” the Grantsville Sociable roots go back to 1884 when leaders on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recommended towns hold celebrations honoring their elderly. The Grantsville Sociable has only been stopped twice since 1884, once for a smallpox epidemic and once for an influenza outbreak. 

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