Leading a legacy - Stan and Peggy Lewis to serve as Lehi Round-Up grand marshals
For Lehi natives Stan and Peggy Lewis, there is a time of the year that is extra special. It’s a time when the family gathers, food is eaten, and long-standing family traditions are carried out. For most people, this time described sounds a lot like Christmas. For the Lewis family, it’s the Lehi Round-Up.
“My mother loves the Round-Up more than Christmas,” said their daughter Natalie Larsen. “We’ve created a bunch of traditions.”
The Round-Up committees decided to honor Stan and Peggy and their legacy of involvement in the Round-Up by naming them the grand marshals of this year’s festivities.
“No one deserves it more than they do,” said Pam Gordon, the chairwoman of the parade committee, who was in charge of selecting the grand marshals this year. “They have served the Lehi community for as long as I can remember. For Peggy, Lehi Round-Up is her favorite time of year.”
Stan and Peggy have always been involved in the Round-Up, carrying on an involvement that started with their parents. Whether it was building floats, participating in the rodeo with their kids, or serving together with the Lehi Civic Improvement Association, they are always found helping out behind the scenes of the festival.
“The rodeo part just comes naturally,” Larsen said. “We grew up on horses. They started building floats with their wards, and my mom loves that. It wasn’t just the building of the floats, it was all the people she got to know and be with.”
“He’s been president of the Lehi Civic Improvement Association for many years, he’s a big part of the rodeo,” said Gordon. “They love Lehi, and getting families together and celebrating the community.”
As for Stan, he sees the Round-up as a time to celebrate family. “I guess probably the week of family activities, that we’re all together as a family, I think that was the purpose of the beginning of the Round-Up, to celebrate who we are and what we do,” he said. “It’s a family affair for the citizens of Lehi, a time to be together.”
“We love Lehi because they’ve taught us to love Lehi,” Larsen added. “They love the Round-Up so much, and they love Lehi, and they wanted us to love it too. That’s just what they’ve always done.”