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Hundreds of Thousands Tour Draper Utah Temple

The public open house for the new temple in Draper, Utah, will end on Saturday, 14 March. Over 650,000 visitors have toured the building since it was opened to the public in January.

The temple will be made ready for dedicatory sessions beginning on Friday, 20 March.  Church President Thomas S. Monson will dedicate the Church’s 129th temple and conduct a cornerstone ceremony during the first dedicatory session.

Latter-day Saints who reside in the area served by the new temple will attend one of 12 separate dedicatory sessions, 20-22 March.

Temple dedications are not open to the public.

After its dedication, the temple will serve approximately 60,000 members of the Church in Draper and surrounding communities.  The temple situated at 14065 Canyon Vista Lane is the 12th temple in Utah.

President Gordon B. Hinckley, former worldwide leader of the Church, announced the construction of the Draper Utah Temple at the Church’s October 2004 general conference.

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