Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 13, 2016
Lake Point Days 2016

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.

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