LDS Scene
June 1981

“LDS Scene,” Ensign, June 1981, 80

LDS Scene

Relief Society General Meeting. Reserve 26 September 1981 for the Relief Society general meeting. Arrangements for broadcasting to English-speaking areas of the Church will be similar to those for the 1980 meeting.

Brad Powell of Kahala Ward, Honolulu Hawaii Stake, received a Silver Award in the 23rd International Film and TV Festival in New York for his twenty-one-minute educational television film, a ballet entitled “Cycle of Existence.” Brother Powell wrote, choreographed, and produced the ballet.

American Indian Services at BYU recently sorted and paid shipping costs for 3,000 fruit trees being sent to four Indian tribes in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. Growers in Wenatchee, Washington, and Hughson, California, provided the seven-foot tall, bare-root pear, peach, red and golden delicious apple, plum, apricot, and nectarine trees at cost to the Utes, Navajos, Hopis, and Kaibab Paiutes. William Kelly AIS assistant director and coordinator for the project, said the fruit tree project started in 1974 with 200 trees. Since then, more than 28,000 trees have been distributed to thirty-five Indian reservations.

Several Latter-day Saints attended a meeting of the National Genealogical Society in Atlanta, Georgia, in May. Latter-day Saints who participated were Arlene Eakle, president of the Utah-based Association of Professional Genealogists, which scheduled its annual meeting for the day before the conference, and Jimmy Parker and Kip Sperry of the Church’s Utah Genealogical Society.

The Hill Cumorah Pageant is scheduled for July 24 to 25 and July 28 to August 1. This year the pageant adds two hundred new costumes to the two hundred costumes new last year. The cast of six hundred volunteers pay their own way to Palmyra, New York, where the annual pageant is staged with a technical crew of fifty on twenty-five small stages spread over the western slope of the hill. Approximately 100,000 visitors are expected to view this production.

BYU’s College Bowl team placed second in national competition in April, coming in behind host Marshall University. According to Coach Todd Britsch, BYU’s percentage of correct answers (.897) was the highest of any team.