FOOD & DRINK
Angel Trees Up At Davis Food And Drug And Walmart
Santa’s Community Effort in Vernal has their Angel Trees out and ready for community members to take a tag to shop for a local child who otherwise would not have much on Christmas morning. Brian Gorum of the Vernal Rotary Club has been involved in this great cause since Rotary Club took over Santa’s Community Effort about 15 years ago and it is one of his favorite things to be a part of all year long. “Giving kids the joy of Christmas is just special,” shares Gorum. “The economy is hard and for families that don’t have much it is a tough time of year. That’s what we are here for.” The Angel Trees, located at Davis Food and Drug and Walmart, have tags on them with information of a specific child and what they like and are hoping for on Christmas. Community members can choose a tag, shop for the child, and drop off their donations at Davis Food and Drug. Gorum says this is one of the best times to help children experience the joy of giving. If you take a tag be sure to get your gift dropped off at Davis Food and Drug by December 14th.
The Ultimate Donut Tour: Vernal's Top 3 Donut Destinations
This article presents three delightful donut shops located in Vernal. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences, so please feel free to share them in the comments section below!
Uintah Theater Alum In Play Making Its Regional Premier
A local Uintah High Theatre alum is sharing his gifts with the arts community, which is a great thing even when it is not our community. Boston Anglesey is cast in the lead role in Sherlock the Musical, which is an especially big deal as the show is making its regional debut. Regional theaters often produce new plays and works that haven’t made their way to Broadway but are getting exposure and being enjoyed by audiences around the country. Sherlock is being performed at the over 100 year old Empress Theatre in Magna, Utah. The production is being performed from December 1st to December 16th with tickets on sale now. Congratulations to Uintah alum Boston Anglesey, the region’s first Sherlock to hit the musical stage.
Santa’s Shiny Red Mailboxes Ready For Santa Letters
Every Christmas many kids prepare a well thought out wish list of items and perhaps a personalized message for the man in red. A community member has made sure local kids have an easy option for getting those letters to Santa in the North Pole. Santa and his helpers have placed 2 shiny red mailboxes in the Uintah Basin. If you have a child who wants to send a letter to Santa, there is a mailbox in Vernal at Vernal City Hall. For those in Duchesne County, there is the mailbox inside Marsen Furniture. This is the 3rd year for this fun tradition.
Uintah High Theatre Receives Nominations For Fall Musical
Nominations have come in for the talented actors of Uintah High Theatre. Their fall production of ‘The Percy Jackson Musical’ is the first of two musicals the group is entering this school year to be adjudicated at a state level and the judges have announced their nominations for the group. Benson Baumgarten, who played Percy Jackson, is nominated for Best Actor; Olivia Christensen is nominated for Best Actress, Cade Marshall is nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Cecilia Benjamin is nominated for Best Supporting Actress, and Shayna Cook is nominated for Cameo. “We are very proud of these kids nominated for The Lightning Thief, and also for all of the outstanding performers in the show,” shares Director Chris Piner. “The judges clearly liked the show. Our post-show feedback from them was very promising.” The hard working Uintah High Theatre team are soaking up a little time off before they launch into preparation for their spring production of ‘Something Rotten!’
American Cuisine: 3 Traditional Dishes to Discover this Spring
This article explores three traditional American cuisines that are popular in the springtime. Have you had the chance to sample any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Giant pink dinosaur along Utah highway is officially a national treasure, officials say
The kitchy pink statue advertised a motel, but was significant because it represented growing auto tourism post-World War II.