Zion National Park Announces Employee Reunion
Contact: RonTerry, 435-772-0160
Contact: Karen Mayne, 435-772-0210
Zion National Park will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009. The final event for the celebration will be an employee reunion, scheduled for October 16-18, 2009. The reunion will include present and former employees of Zion National Park including the National Park Service, the Zion Natural History Association, Parks Transportation, Inc., and park concessioners, both past and present.
The reunion will reunite friends and coworkers and celebrate their accomplishments and the events which have taken place in the 100 years since Zion National Park was first established as Mukuntuweap National Monument by President William Howard Taft. Special events, displays, and gatherings will take place during the reunion. Reunion events will take place both in the park and in Springdale, Utah. There will be opportunities for former employees to record oral histories of their memories of working in Zion National Park.
Participants will be required to register for the reunion. Details on the registration and planned events are being finalized and will be posted on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/zion. Former employees who are interested in being included on the mailing list to receive information about the reunion should contact Karen Mayne, Centennial Program Coordinator, at e-mail us or 435-772-0210.
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