Dates Set for Dedication and Open House of The Gila Valley Arizona Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a public open house prior to the dedication of The Gila Valley Arizona Temple.

The public will be invited to visit the temple beginning on Friday, 23 April 2010, and continuing through Saturday, 15 May 2010, excluding Sundays.

After the open house, the temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, 23 May 2010. Three dedicatory sessions will be held to accommodate Latter-day Saints in the area served by the temple. This includes some 20,000 Latter-day Saints living in stakes in southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico.

In conjunction with the temple dedication, there will also be a cultural celebration of music and dance throughout the region. This event is scheduled for Saturday, 22 May 2010 at Mickelson Stadium at Eastern Arizona College.

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