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Helen Oliveto Smith honored as grand marshal

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Helen Oliveto Smith will act as grand marshal of the Price City St. Patrick's Day parade. Smith is a life-long volunteer in many organizations and an active member of the downtown business community.

Price City will honor Helen Oliveto Smith as grand marshal in its annual St. Patrick's Day parade on March 19.

Part of the Downtown Alive committee, Smith has a history of service in the community, including 51 years with the Soroptimist Club, 60 with Business and Professional Women, 39 with planning and zoning, 27 on the board at Castleview Hospital and eight on the cancer board, where she served as president.

She served as president of the Southeastern Utah District Council of Catholic Women, served as president of the Price Intermountain Electrical Association, served three times as president of the Notre Dame Altar Society and is a member of the Price Lady Elks.

She served as a member of the Board of Governors and as vice president of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce. In 1995, she received the Eagle Award, honoring her service contributions to the community for more than 50 years.

Smith is a benefactor for the Family Justice Center and College of Eastern Utah's Alumni Association.

She has also been presented the Key to the City, a 15-year service pin from the Red Cross, the Distinguished Citizen Award, Total Citizen Award and Catholic Woman of the Year.

The parade will run from 400 East to 100 West along Main Street. Entry forms are due to Jackie Davis at Price Floral by March 12 and can be obtained from Price City offices or Price Floral.

Judging of entries in the parade will begin after the 11 a.m. line up, with awards given for most original, most Irish, chairman's choice, mayor's choice and best all around. The Downtown Alive committee will also award a prize valued at $100 for the best float.

Price City Police reminds entries of the following guidelines:

•Do not throw any material from a moving vehicle, this includes candy.

•Any motorized vehicle must be operated by a person who is certified to drive the unit. This includes four-wheelers, small electric cars and go-carts.

•Prior to and at the end of the parade, all traffic rules apply, including riding on hoods and on top of vehicles and trailers.

•All units or marching groups should use routines that do not cause large gaps in the parade procession.

•All motorized vehicles must have proper registration if required by law. All motorized vehicles should be insured.

•All operators of parade units will abide by directions given to them by police officers.

•Animals that are part of the parade should be properly cared for and placed in areas they would not be exposed to loud noises or sudden movements.

•Fireworks are not permitted on the parade route.

•Sudden accelerations or stopping of any type of motorized vehicle is not permitted.

•The first vehicle in the parade will be a marked police vehicle. This is a safety procedure used by the city. If a citizen's vehicle becomes trapped between a block or turns into the parade flow, this police vehicle can clear the parade route.

•The parade should begin precisely on time. All units should be lined up and ready to move. The police vehicle will move onto the parade route and signal all traffic officers on the parade route that the parade is about to begin.

•Individuals riding on floats or vehicles should be seated or standing in such a manner that sudden stops or starts would not be hazardous, especially small children.

•All floats participating in the parade should be constructed of flame resistant material. They will be subject to inspection by the fire chief.

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