2020 Levan Town 24th of July Celebration
(Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, we are sad to announce that not all of the usual festivities for the 24th celebration will be held.) Please scroll down to see the information about the events that will be held.
2020 Levan Town Grand Marshal
Paul V. Mangelson was born in Levan at the home of Leah Bosh, the town mid-wife, on March 19, 1943. The only son of Vern and Vivian Mangelson, Paul learned the value of hard-work working alongside his parents on the family farm. They raised pigs, milk-cows and eventually purebred polled Hereford cattle. Paul also stocked the shelves of the family store, Vern’s Store, where their slogan was: “We sell most everything.” Paul delivered the store’s weekly ad on horseback to all the people of the town. Paul attended Levan School through the 9th grade and then Juab High School where he graduated in 1961.
After graduation, Paul attended the University of Utah and Utah Barber College. In 1964 he enlisted in the Utah National Guard and completed boot camp in Fort Polk, Louisiana. In 1967, Paul was hired by the Utah Highway Patrol and completed 14-weeks of training at Camp Williams Police Academy. His first post with the UHP was in Monticello, Utah at the Port of Entry. He was then transferred to Gunnison, and finally Juab County where he became Sergeant. In his 40 years with the UHP, Paul gained a reputation for having a special instinct for getting drugs off the road and out of the market. Paul arrested thousands of people and seized thousands of pounds of drugs. Paul made hundreds of felony drug arrests and recovered over one hundred stolen vehicles.
Paul served on the Levan Town Council. He headed up many projects to beautify Levan, including planting trees at the cemetery and the church and constructing the new bowrey at the Levan Park. Paul currently records the weather for Levan for the National Weather Service.
Paul married Sandra Jackson and together they raised 6 children in Levan, 5 daughters and 1 son. Paul has 20 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren with one on the way. Paul enjoys gardening, playing chess with his grandkids and hunting for golf balls.
As a life-long resident of Levan, Paul is honored to be the Grand Marshal of the 24th of July parade.
Please join us for our annual Levan Buckaroo Rodeo, Ranch Rodeo and Team Roping Friday July 31, 2020. The Ranch Rodeo will start at 10:00 am, Buckaroo Rodeo will start the goat ribbon pull, stick horse barrels at 4:00 and the main events at 5:00 pm, team roping will follow the buckaroo rodeo.
To enter the any event fill out an entry form found below. Entries are limited for the Ranch Rodeo and Team Roping. To submit entry forms you can mail forms to Levan Town Hall P.O. Box 40, Levan Utah 84639, drop off your entries in the Town Hall drop off box on the north side of the building, or email them to [email protected] Payment options: Mail check or money order with registration form or call the Town Hall (435) 623-1959 to take credit cards/debit cards over the phone. For registration call Jessica Shepherd 435-262-0254. For questions about the rodeo please contact Tate Shepherd 435-610-0203 or Kylee Taylor at 435-610-0253. You can also follow us on facebook at Levan Rodeo for all updates.
Rodeo Entry Forms:
2020 Coloring contest pages
Please click on the links below. Please remember to put the name of the artist, age and contact number on the back of the page. Turn them in at the park pavilion by 9 pm.
Can you unlock the Levan History Treasure Hunt!
This activity is sponsored by the Levan Town Youth Council
A celebration as unique as this deserves a treasure hunt!
While participating in the self-guided Levan History tour can you figure out eh clues and codes to unlock a prize? Grab your family and try your hand a solving the mystery?
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams!
The Hunt is from 9 am-10 pm (or until supplies/prizes are gone)
*Teams are made up of your immediate family group
*When you unlock a lock please relock it for the groups that will come after you. (please be kind to our locks and equipment. They are borrowed from individual owners)
*Once you have figured out all your clues and lock combinations (write them down- so bring a pen/pencil) proceed to the Levan Town Park where you will find the prize box
*Enter the correct lock codes and your prize will be revealed (you will need a cell phone that can text and/or take pictures)!
Have Fun and Good Luck!!!
Click on this link for the complete flyer: 2020 Treasure hunt for website
A BIG THANK YOU to those that have made donations!
If you have question, please contact the Town Hall.
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