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If it seems like only yesterday that you cleared your schedule for a full day of watching bobsledders and ice skaters between bundling up under your custom Roots beret the hat that made everyone look like Monica Lewinsky it's time to live that feeling all over again.
You can "remember those glory days," as an official announcement from City Hall says, with the 10th-anniversary Legacy Event, this Saturday at downtown Salt Lake City's Gallivan Center.
This free event starts at 4 p.m. with a "Beret Parade" featuring anyone and everyone who still keeps the official 2002 Winter Games Roots cap somewhere in a bedroom drawer. Parade participants are encouraged to later assemble for a group photo that it's hoped will shatter the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing 2002 Winter Games headgear at the same time.
Meanwhile, skaters will be at the center's new ice rink, and DJ Mike Relm will be lining up records for a multimedia music show of video mashups in the Olympic spirit. Former luge Olympian Carl Roepke will be on hand to announce an activities lineup and introduce Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and former Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini.
The One Voice Children's Choir, then known as the 2002 Winter Olympic Children's Choir, will perform at 6 p.m. to reprise selections from its Olympic commemorative CD, "Light Up the Land." Choir director Masa Fukuda said the group will include as many choir veteran members as possible.
Placing a cork on the evening's events will be a full slate of fireworks to light up the night sky at 9:15 p.m. If, as former Gov. Mike Leavitt said recently, the 2002 Winter Games announced the "maturation" of our state to the world stage, now's the time top feel young again.
2002 Winter Games Tenth Anniversary Legacy Event
When • Saturday, Feb. 11, 4-9:30 p.m.; choir performs at 6 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m.
Where • Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City
Info • Free. Call 801-535-7704 or visit http://www.slcgov.com for more information.