Conceptual drawing for proposed temple in Brigham City

The Brigham City Temple will be one step closer to becoming a reality at its official groundbreaking Saturday, July 31. Since its announcement at the 181th General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in October, the sacred edifice, where marriages, proxy baptisms, and other ceremonies take place, has been greatly anticipated.

“The initial reaction was stunned,” says Ron Frandsen, President of the Brigham City Stake. “But since then the excitement has been increasing. We’re near the boiling-over point right now.”

Hotels have been booked full since July 16, only a day after the official announcement of the groundbreaking date was made. Although the number of people predicted to attend is an ‘X-factor,’ Frandsen, who is also a member of the Coordinating Committee for the ceremony, expects a crowd.

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