Summarized by Kent Larsen
Hinckley Birthday Tickets Gone in One Day
(LDS Faithful Snap Up All Tickets To Hinckley's 90th Birthday Bash)
Salt Lake Tribune 8Jun00 D1
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Tickets to the birthday celebration for LDS
Church President Gordon B. Hinckley's 90th birthday party, scheduled
for June 23rd, were snapped up in hours yesterday. Those eager to
attend the celebration began lining up at ticket booths in Salt Lake,
Ogden and Provo before dawn Wednesday. Reserved tickets were all
distributed by 12:30 pm and a limited supply of standby tickets were
gone in the early afternoon.
"An Evening of Celebration" will be presented June 23rd in the LDS
Church's new Conference Center in Salt Lake City. It will feature
performances by The Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Orchestra
at Temple Square as well as Metropolitan Opera soloists and
distinguished local musicians.
For those that can't get into the Conference Center, the program will
be broadcast live on KBYU-TV in Provo and on BYU-TV and shown on the
LDS Church's satellite system to stake centers throughout the US,
Canada and Latin America. It will also be rebroadcast to stake
centers in Europe the following morning.