By BECKY FLETCHE
Church and state will unite for Utah Valley State College’s new David O. McKay Events Center dedication on Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Gordon B. Hinckley and Gov. Mike Leavitt, along with local and state officials will participate in the commemoration.
Admission is open to the public; however, attendance is anticipated to exceed the 8,500 seat capacity, so tickets are required for admission.
“We have already distributed a large number of tickets, and interest is increasing as more people learn about the event,” UVSC President Kerry D. Romesburg said.
First proposed in June 1990, the events center is unique in that it serves both UVSC and the community.
“This facility was built with the community in mind,” said Brent Roberts, McKay Events Center director. “We invite everyone to come and see what they helped to build.”
When the Utah County Commission put the future of the center in the residents’ hands, Utah County voters approved the bond by more than a 2-1 margin.
Music for the dedication will feature a 400-member community choir and 200-member orchestra of choral associations and college groups, as well as selected participants from area high school choirs.
The program will include a tribute to David O. McKay, former president of Weber State University and ninth president of the LDS Church. A multimillion dollar donor requested the building be named after McKay.
Tickets are available at the David O. McKay Events Center Ticket Office and local Utah Valley Chamber of Commerces. They are limited to 8 tickets per person. For information, call 222-8205.