The Redd Family’s history is a proud one, as colorful as its name.
It was fitting that such a heritage be celebrated in a location just as memorable: “This is the Place” Heritage Park in Salt Lake City. Held Saturday July 25, 2015; it was a great weekend for celebrating our Redd family heritage during Pioneer Days.
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Definitely the Place
Reunion chairwoman Karen Redd explained that the spot where Mormon pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley had particular advantages as a reunion venue. A wide variety of activities ensured a good time for all. Many attendees visited with relatives and delved into family history, genealogy and DNA research. Others, especially the youngsters, enjoyed such park offerings as pony rides, train rides, pioneer tradesmen demonstrations and the Native American Village.
The Redd family events happened at three historic buildings in the park. Events included the keynote speech by Olympic champion gymnast Peter Vidmar (a Redd family member), updates on genealogical and DNA research ancestor vignettes, and musical numbers by Redd family musicians. Original music, “The Ballad,” by Sherrill Redd with text by John Hardison Redd is available for purchase at $5.00 each by sending a check made out to Redd Family Organization to 273 East Capitol Street, SLC, UT 84103. Proceeds will go to genealogical research.
Our reunion was a great success. The next reunion will be in 2020 in Spanish Fork, Utah July 25, 2020.