Flittons will lead off Welsh Day activities

Flittons will lead off Welsh Day activities


Robert Stevens

Managing editor



WALES—The 2017 Welsh Days are set to kick off tomorrow and Saturday, drawing strongmen, Dutch-oven cooks and Fun-Runners alike.

“The Strongman Competition and Jr. Strongman are both a big draw,” said Velva Lee Sherman, Wales Town clerk.

Sherman says live entertainment will be provided by “The Phat Old Professors,”

On Saturday, a half-mile children’s Fun Run and a 5k Fun Run start the day off early and at 10 a.m. the parade and other activities will bring out the whole town and more, Sherman says.

The annual Dutch-oven cook-off, a horseshoes competition for all ages and a waterslide for the kids will keep everyone happy and active for the remainder of the Welsh Days lineup.

Leading the Welsh Days parade on Saturday morning will be 2017 grand marshals Ron and Elaine Flitton.

The Flittons moved to Sanpete County in 1987, where they opened the J&F Country Store in Chester. The couple moved to Wales 13 years ago, where Ron served on the Wales Planning and Zoning Committee for 10 years and also served on the Days of 47 Rodeo Committee for 35 years.

Ron and Elaine enjoy attending and watching the national final rodeo where their son, Jeff Flitton and his wife Wendy, provide rodeo stock from their Bar T Ranch in Chester.

Ron and Elaine have 8 children, 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grand children.