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    “LDS Scene,” Ensign, Apr. 1975, 80

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    Genealogy Seminar July 28–August 1

    The Priesthood Genealogy Committee has announced its annual seminar to be held Monday through Friday, July 28 through August 1, at Brigham Young University.

    Classes have been designed for priesthood leaders at all levels who have responsibility for genealogy and temple work, as well as other members who are interested in learning more about genealogy. Areas include priesthood genealogy leadership, basic genealogy classes, branch genealogical libraries, family organizations and histories, and youth research.

    Advance registration is necessary. Further information can be obtained by writing to Church Continuing Education, Tenth Annual Priesthood Genealogy Seminar, Box 7164, University Station, Provo, Utah 84602. The registration fee is $16, and the deadline for payment is July 4.

    Counselors Named to Temple Square Director

    The First Presidency has named two former mission presidents as counselors to Keith E. Garner, the director of Temple Square.

    They are Gerald G. Smith, former Eastern States Mission president, and Clyde J. Summerhays, former president of the Ireland Belfast Mission.

    The director and his counselors are in charge of a group of volunteer guides who provide free tours of the Square in downtown Salt Lake City. Last year the Square drew 2,136,402 visitors. Attractions include a visitors center, information bureau, Tabernacle, Assembly Hall, and several monuments.

    Freedoms Foundation Awards Presented

    A member of the Church in Seattle, Washington, has received one of 20 top awards of the National Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and two Church-related groups have been awarded certificates.

    Lloyd E. Cooney, president of KIRO Radio and Television, Inc., Seattle, received the top award in the public address category for a speech entitled, “These Are Our Roots.” He is a member of the Bellevue First Ward, Bellevue Washington Stake.

    Bonneville International Corporation, a Church-owned media consortium, was given the Valley Forge Honor Certificate Award in the Americana Category for its Homefront II radio and television campaign. Homefront II is a listening campaign for which the corporation produced 30- and 60-second “spots” suggesting that family members take time to listen to each other. The spots are presented by many television and radio stations as a public service. They each end with a reference to the fact that they are presented by the Church.

    The Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus were presented a George Washington Certificate Award in the Americana Category for its American Festival of Music. This concert was presented September 21 in Salt Lake City with the objective of acquainting listeners with American composers. The group includes a 300-voice chorus and 100-piece symphony, sponsored by the Music Committee Of the Church. Director is Robert C. Bowden; organist is Roy M. Darley.

    For the past 26 years, the Freedoms Foundation has presented such awards “for constructive words and deeds which support America, suggest solutions to basic problems besetting the nation, contribute to responsible citizenship, and inspire love of country.”