Friday, July 3, 2009

Ogden Pioneer Days 75th Anniversary Marshalls in a Second Generation of Osmonds

The Osmond 2nd Generation and Their Parents, Alan and Suzanne Osmond, Will Be Grand Marshalls of the July 24th Pioneer Day Parade and Will Sing the National Anthem That Night at the Rodeo

OGDEN, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--It’s no secret the Osmond family has always been a little bit country and a little bit rock ’n roll, but this July their country side will be on full display as The Osmond 2nd Generation and their parents, Alan and Suzanne, appear as Grand Marshalls at the Ogden Pioneer Days 75th Anniversary Celebration.

The Osmond 2nd Generation, known for singing, dancing and harmonizing around the world, will reinforce the theme of this year’s celebration “A tradition, make it yours” by providing good, wholesome family entertainment.

“We want the 75th Anniversary Celebration to be a memorable event for years to come and being able to include The Osmond 2nd Generation with the other activities we’ve planned really is the icing on the cake,” said Desiree Cooper-Larsen, Ogden Pioneer Days Committee Chairwoman. "We want people to start planning their schedules now, so they don’t miss out on all the activities we’ve got planned for this year’s celebration."

As Grand Marshalls the Osmonds will participate in well over 50 events and activities during the 75th Anniversary Celebration, including:

  • July 18~10:30 David Osmond at the ribbon cutting of the Children's Treehouse Museum Exhibit "How The West Was Fun"
  • July 18~8:00 David Osmond and the Osmond 2nd Generation Concert at the Stewart Amphitheater. Tickets are available at Smith’s Tix and range in cost between $10.00 and $18.00.
  • July 19~6:30 Alan and Suzanne and David Osmond Community Interfaith Fireside at the Ogden City Tabernacle
  • July 24~9:00 Osmond Family Grand Marshalls for the OPD Parade
  • July 24~7:30 David Osmond and the Osmond 2nd Generation singing the National Anthem at the OPD Rodeo

The Osmond 2nd Generation consists of Alan Osmond’s eight sons, Michael, Nathan, Douglas, David, Scott, Jon, Alex and Tyler. The group began performing together in the mid-1980s when the four oldest brothers performed on a Bob Hope TV special. Since then, the group has performed at state fairs, Disneyland, TV specials, Broadway plays and musicals and has even recorded a number of albums, including their most recent CD entitled “I Love America.” They have had 4 top 20 hit records and David Osmond was a recent finalist on American Idol. David Osmond’s current single, “Last Day,” is available exclusively on iTunes.

“A lot of people don’t realize it, but the Osmonds have a long history in Ogden and many of the Osmonds, including Donny, were born in Ogden,” said Alan E. Hall, Honorary Chairman of the 75th Anniversary Celebration Committee. “This will be a bit of a homecoming for the Osmonds and we’re thrilled to have them join us and participate as Grand Marshalls and know that their talents will be enjoyed by all who attend the parade and rodeo on the 24th of July.”

In addition to the rodeo, the Ogden Pioneer Days 75th Anniversary Celebration events and activities will also include a Pioneer Day parade, a concert by the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Ogio FMX Motorcycle Flyers, National Day of the American Cowboy celebration, fireworks shows, a huge pancake breakfast, the Traces of the West art show, 61 life-sized ceramic horses that are displayed around the city and more.

About Ogden Pioneer Days 75th Celebration

Established in 1934 Ogden Pioneer Days celebrates 75 years of western life, bringing real meaning to the slogan “A tradition… make it yours.” Nominated “The Best Rodeo in America” by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), Ogden Pioneer Days 75th Anniversary Celebration combines the excitement and heart-pounding action of professional rodeo with the beauty and historic scenery of the Ogden valley. Ogden Pioneer Days 75th Anniversary Celebration is the best the West has to offer.


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