In an effort to save the historic ruins and foundation of the original Provo Tabernacle, a group of citizens are organizing a community picnic (Disclosure: I am one of those citizens). It will take place Thursday from 5:30-8 pm on the lawn at the corner of Center Street and University Ave. I’d highly recommend coming and checking out this historical site, as the pictures don’t really do it justice.
The purposes of the picnic are really two-fold. First, to give as many people as possible the chance to see the old foundation. There are plans to cart it away very soon, so this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And second, to help the people in charge of this project — including city and LDS Church leaders — understand that it is meaningful and important to the community. So the more people who attend the better.
Also, if you’d like to read more about the current efforts to preserve the historic site, Genelle Pugmire wrote this article today.
And finally, if you’d like to read more about the justifications for saving this site, you can read this post that I wrote earlier this month.