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The Lehi Round-Up Celebration Committee and The Civic Improvement Association are pleased to honor Stan and Peggy Lewis as the Grand Marshals of the 2018 Lehi City Round-Up Celebration. With four generations of ancestors coming before them as Lehi residents, Stan and Peggy have continued the tradition of service to the community of Lehi and their love of the Lehi Round-Up Rodeo and Celebration.
Their family roots have been planted firmly in Lehi soil. Their families settled in Lehi in the early 1850’s and their ancestor’s posterity has continued to grow through out the 150 years. They have established their business, family and friends here in Lehi; so to say their love of Lehi runs deep is an extreme understatement.
They were both born in the Lehi Hospital; they attended Lehi Elementary, Lehi Jr. High and Lehi High School. Stan played football, basketball, baseball and was the student body president his senior year. Peggy was in the pep club and in the color guard as a baton twirler. Stan graduated in 1968 and Peggy graduated in 1969, they were high school sweethearts throughout their time at Lehi High. Stan attended Utah State University for a year and then served an LDS mission in the Argentina, North Mission and returned in 1971. Peggy attended Utah Technical College in Provo, then moved and worked in Salt Lake City. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 17, 1971.
Stan and Peggy have been blessed to be able to create their livelihood here in Lehi. Peggy has worked at the Lehi High School Counseling Office for over 20 years, and together they own and run Lewis Livestock. Its sole purpose was to raise crops and beef cattle. But in the end it has helped to raise their five children. It has been a place of work and has taught their children and many others the definition of hard work, dedication and responsibility. The best part of their life here in Lehi has been raising their children. When measuring success, they say that their five children and their fourteen grandchildren are their truest success.
Through out the years they have been a part of various committees and organizations. Peggy was the PTA President and served with the local elementary schools and with Alpine School District. She was on the Miss Lehi Pageant Committee, and the Lehi 125th Birthday Committee. Stan was a volunteer fireman for Lehi City for 25 years; he was a member of the Alpine Soil Conservation, President of the Lehi Irrigation Company and member of the Lehi Cattleman’s Association. For many years they were the Lehi Longhorn High School Rodeo Advisors. This opportunity created lasting friendships all over the state of Utah as they traveled with their children every weekend to the next high school rodeo. They have served in various church callings as well. They have loved serving in the church and some of their favorite callings have been those that they were able to serve in together. They were on the activities (party) committee, a part of the Lehi & BYU singles ward three different times, and their favorite calling was building ward floats for the Lehi Round-Up Celebration Miniature Float Parade.
They would be on a float committee and meet together to come up with ideas that would follow that year’s parade theme. They looked through coloring books, old pictures, anything that would give them ideas. The committee would then tell the husbands their idea and the husbands would build the float, and the ladies would decorate it. The ladies would meet regularly to create pom-poms, fluff them and create a work of vision for their ward float. This opportunity of building floats created a lot of friendships. Friendships they still and always will treasure. Together with their float committee’s they built many floats over the years, Peggy loved it so much that she would volunteer every year to help build the ward float. They built a hot air balloon, an old fashioned bed, a castle, bathtub, circus tent, dragon, submarine, train and a frog…. and the list goes on.
Stan and Peggy have served together on the Lehi Civic Improvement Association for many years, they love being able to help create a yearly tradition of the Lehi Round- Up Rodeo and Celebration. Stan is currently the President but he admits that Peggy is the one behind the scenes doing the work. Through out their many years of service they have loved being a part of the Lehi Round-Up Rodeo Queen Contest and the All Horse Parade. The All Horse Parade is one of the very few continuing in the state of Utah today. Stan accredits its success to Peggy’s drive of not letting the tradition die.
When asked why they love the Lehi Round-Up Rodeo and Celebration, they stated that they grew up with it; they had the same traditions. Their families were involved and served in many capacities to help celebrate the city of Lehi. They would come together for that week and enjoy each event. They always knew that Monday night was the Picnic in the Park and that each event was a great time to be together as a family. They go to all three nights of the rodeo because that’s what they have always done, their families created this tradition and Stan and Peggy have continued it. Peggy said, “Having traditions is what keeps families together and the Lehi Round-Up Rodeo & Celebration is a great tradition! The Round-Up is my favorite week of the year! It’s just magical, because we are able to be together as a family.”
When looking up the definition of success Google has one thing wrong; the definition of success is not measured in what you have and obtain in this life, but what you have given. Stan and Peggy Lewis are true examples of success, service, and traditions. We are pleased to have them be our 2018 Lehi Round-Up Celebration Grand Marshals.