Saturday’s Erda Days festivities were filled with horses, chickens, cowboy hats, trucks — vintage and new — and kids with big smiles.
The community celebration, which kicks off a myriad of Tooele County’s small-town galas, began with a 5K run for adults and a 1K run for the kids.
Next, local scout troops, carrying the parade banner and U.S. and state flags, heralded the performers, royalty, small businesses and mini-league teams. Joyce Messersmith served as the event’s grand marshall.
For the remainder of the afternoon kids slid down blow-up slides in tandem, cooled off with slushy drinks, played in the water of a rubber duck pond and nibbled on otter pops as they listened to live entertainment at the Warr Memorial Park.
Families found shade and parents made sure their kids got their fill of Erda burgers and drinks. Funds for future Erda Days were secured with auction of local handmade items and the day was full of a variety of activities.