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Independence Day in Midway

2019 “Small Town Fourth” in Midway

Event Start
6:00 AM  on  on Jul 4, 2019
Event End
11:00 PM  on  on Jul 4, 2019
Event Type
Festivals / Fairs

Join in the celebration at the Town Square on Thursday, July 4th.

7:00 a.m. there will be a flag raising ceremony at the Midway Town Square, Speaker Lloyd Newell and Honored citizens Jack and Holly Zenger. Swiss Miss Royalty, Swiss Chorus, and Swiss Bells.

 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at the Town Square. Breakfast will be $6 per plate. 
The fireworks show will begin on July 4th at approximately 10:00 pm from Memorial Hill, and can be seen clearly from Hamlet Park, Town Square, and various places throughout Midway. 

For fireworks restrictions,click the map here.

Speaker Bio 

Lloyd D. Newell has addressed audiences in 46 states and more than a dozen other countries through his seminars and keynote speaking engagements. He has worked as a television news anchor in Pennsylvania and Utah, as well as for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Gospel of Second Chances, Habits of Holy Men, and Blessed—The Beatitudes and the Christlike Life.

Mr. Newell holds a master’s degree in communications and a Ph.D. in marriage, family, and human development from Brigham Young University where he is a faculty member and for five years held the endowed Moral Education Professorship.

Since 1990 he has been the voice and writer for the Tabernacle Choir’s weekly inspirational broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. This historic broadcast—the longest continuous broadcast in the world—is heard and seen each week on more than 2,000 television, radio, and cable stations by millions of people around the world. He and his wife, Karmel, are the parents of four children.

Jack and Holly Zenger—Honored Citizens

The Zenger’s moved to Midway in 1997 and quickly became involved in the community.  Holly was born and raised in Brigham City and Tremonton area.  Jack was born in Salt Lake City, raised in Provo and together they lived in the Bay Area of California prior to coming to Midway.

Holly attended both BYU and University of Utah.  She and two friends started a Creche Display (nativity scenes) in Palo Alto which gained national recognition.  Sunset Magazine cited it as one of the places to go during the Holiday Season.  Holly’s collection of nativity scenes is one of the largest and most diverse private collections. In 1997 she organized a display in their home to which more than 4,000 people came.  Due to parking challenges, the exhibit was moved to Provo for a few years and then back to Midway.  She repeated that exhibition in their home in 2017, twenty years after the first exhibit.

Her creches have been displayed in BYU products, book, The Christmas Creche, and many displays.  She compiled a book on how to organize a Creche display and has assisted communities and religious groups in the US to create exhibits.

For her work she was awarded the Governor’s Award for Community Service and was also awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Utah Valley University for Public Affairs.  She was a founding Board Member, and is a current Board member, of Friends of the Creche, a national organization promoting the study, creation and collection of nativity scenes worldwide.

Holly is a lover of music:  Girl’s Camp, Hand bells, Song Fests, Choirs … any kind of music! 

Jack is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of leadership development.  He was inducted into the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Talent Development.  He is the author or co-author of 13 books.  He has twice received the Thought Leadership Award from the industry association of leadership development providers. Jack is also a regular columnist for the Harvard Business Review and Forbes magazine.

His career has spanned academic, corporate and entrepreneurial pursuits and he is currently the CEO of the international firm Zenger-Folkman. 

Jack graduated in psychology from BYU, earned a MBA from UCLA and a Doctorate in Business from USC.   

Jack served for eight years as a Trustee and Board Chairman at UVU, and ten years as a Regent for the State of Utah over all of higher education.  He was elected President of the Midway Boosters in 2001 and served for 3 years during the Olympic Games period.   He is a Board member of the Midway Heritage Foundation that has published histories of Midway.  

Jack and Holly have served additional terms on the Booster Board, the last ending in 2017.  

Together they are parents of a combined family of ten children, adding many spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.





Event Start
6:00 AM  on  on Thursday, July 4, 2019
Event End
11:00 PM  on  on Thursday, July 4, 2019
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