Lake Point, located in northeast Tooele County, held its annual Lake Point Days celebration this past Friday evening and most of Saturday.
The community, now home to 1,100-plus residents, was originally settled in 1854 under the name of E.T. City, named in honor of Ezra Taft Benson. It was renamed Lake Point in 1923.
Friday’s activities included a chili cook-off and a movie in the park. Saturday’s festivities started at sunrise with a kids’ 1-mile run, followed by an adults’ 5K run. The races were followed by a parade through town to the town park.
Lake Point residents and friends were welcomed at the town park with a ham and pancake breakfast, a car show in the neighboring church parking lot and a variety of activities. Games included traditional gunny sack races, face painting and booths featuring local organizations.
Unique events included a horse riding show in the arena, rides in a barrel train, digging for one of more than 1,000 toys in the sand and a specially made “Lake Point Bingo” game for adults. From a game of Twister to swinging on the park swings, the community event proved to be like a giant family reunion, with young and old visiting, laughing and sharing memories of their hometown.