The Olive Osmond Hearing Fund is proud to announce that tickets for the Youth Pioneer Production at Utah Pioneer Days are now available! With Zion’s Bank as the presenting sponsor for the Youth Pioneer Production, this event celebrates Utah’s pioneer and Native American heritage, making this the largest pioneer production in the state. Please join us in our celebration July 24, 25, and 26 at the West Jordan Arena. Located at 8125 S. 2200 W. West Jordan, Utah. Doors for the event open at 7 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. with a spectacular celebration of fireworks to follow. Tickets are family affordable, starting at only $6 for general seating and $12 for reserved seating per person. Tickets are available at www.utahPIONEERdays.com.
Each evening you can experience the Youth Pioneer Production as 100+ local youth dancers and singers perform these epic struggles and celebrations telling the story of how they traveled through the untamed valleys to Utah. "We invite and encourage everyone to see our incredible and talented youth support their Utah pioneer heritage. Our youth work very hard, and they are an outstanding cast of characters. We are very excited to share with you our Youth Pioneer Production,” said Merrill Osmond, founder and executive producer of the Utah Pioneer Days.
The Utah Pioneer Days Festival is FREE to the public, supplying hours of entertainment, music, food, games, a variety of different vendors, and family activities such as dunk tanks, human hamster balls, pony rides, not to mention pioneer games such as greased pig chase, mutton bustin', sack races, flour snowball fights, and much more! And for all you cowboy and cowgirl wannabes, come have a BOOT SCOOTIN' fun run in your cowboy boots at our inaugural Cowboy Up 1K Fun Run! All of this fun and excitement is for kids and adults of all ages.
In July of 2012, Merrill Osmond and the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund brought the annual Youth Pioneer Production to West Jordan, Utah. The re-birth of Merrill’s production was met with an amazing reception throughout the three-day event. Hundreds of local children sang and danced in front of an estimated crowd of 15,000 people. The most spectacular finale of fireworks ended each of the three night performances, resulting in the largest firework show West Jordan has ever seen. The proceeds from the Utah Pioneer Days event benefit local deaf and hard-of-hearing children with the gift of hearing through the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund.
Since 2010, the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund has provided more than $190,000 worth of services and hearing aids to deaf children all across the Salt Lake Valley. Justin Osmond founded the organization in honor of his grandmother, Olive Osmond, the matriarch of the world-famous singing Osmond family. “At the age of two, I was given the opportunity to hear, and I want to pay that forward through my foundation, the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund. Through this event I am excited to help as many children experience the gift of hearing as possible,” said Justin Osmond, who has a 90 percent hearing loss and is an accomplished violinist. For more information please visit www.HearingFund.org.