The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp-out and take turns walking around a track, relay-style, to raise funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, participants will light hundreds of luminaries around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors as well as friends and family members lost to the disease. This year's Emery County Relay For Life will take place June 20-21 and with a theme of Animated For a Cure. Join the fight against cancer today. Sign up your team and or purchase luminaries. For details call Kristi 435-653-2471. Opening ceremony starts at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and entertainment all night long at Emery High School Track (955 North Center, Castle Dale).
The San Rafael Summerfest will be held June 21 at the Castle Dale Rodeo Grounds. Wedge run relay race 8 a.m., contact Rebekah Bott 381-2087; city brunch 10-11 a.m.; car cruise, 11 a.m.; duck race 2-3 p.m., for more information contact Carl or Jenny 381-5790; 3-5 p.m. games; BBQ for a buck 5-7 p.m.; The Kid Fiddlers 6 p.m.; 7:30-8:30 p.m. kid's rodeo; with fireworks at dark.
The week-long Biotechnology Summer Academy for High School Students takes place July 7-11 at USU. Online applications will be accepted through June 13. The program is open to students entering 11th or 12th grade in the 2008/2009 school year. For more information, contact Ken Olsen at email@example.com , 435-797-3504, or visit http://www.biosystems.usu.edu.
Emery Town is sponsoring a Most Improved Yard contest for all Emery Town residents. Submit your before and after pictures to the town office by July 14. The winner will be announced at the Pioneer Day celebration on July 19.
Emery Town is updating the Veteran's Memorial in the Emery Town Park. Call the Emery Town office at 286-2417 before Aug. 30 if you know of any Veterans who need to be added, deleted or changed. The update is expected to be completed by Veteran's Day.
The Fourth Annual Emery County Recreation/Millsite Men's Association Amateur 4 man scramble will be held on June 28 at 9 a.m. This will be a shotgun start. Entry fee is $50 per man which includes green fee and cart and lunch. There will be a #5 Hole in One contest courtesy of Dave Sebring of Ace Auto and Trailer Sales. Miss Emery, Karrie Johansen will also be using the golf tournament as a fund raiser. She will have four special contests at four different holes. There will be a small donation for each hole. Miss Emery will also provide the lunch for the golfers. Call Emery Recreation at 381-2108 or Jordan at Millsite Golf Course, 384-2887 to enter your team.
Emery County Recreation will sponsor a Junior Golf Clinic on June 16 from 9-10 a.m. at Millsite golf Course for ages 7-15. There is a fee of $10 for the golf clinic. Each participant will receive a coupon for a free round of golf on June 23, 30 or July 7. You must pre-register for this clinic before June 13 at the Emery County Recreation office at 75 South 400 East in Castle Dale. For information call 381-2108 or Jordan at 384-2887.
Huntington Heritage Days will be accepting bids for the rodeo concessions June 27-28. Concessions will include the concession building as well as the Coke wagon comparable on the chute side of the arena. Minimum bid wills start at $250. Send bids to Tory Killian, Box 1248, Huntington, UT 84528.
Huntington Heritage Days is looking for food vendors for July 4. Vendor forms are available at Wards 4x4 or Huntington City Hall. For more information call Tory Killian at 687-9458 or 687-9060.
Huntington Heritage Days parade would like to have your float in our parade. The cash prize for the best float is $100. Parade entry forms are available at Wards 4x4 or Huntington City Hall. For more information contact Rose at 687-2864. The parade is at 10 a.m. on July 4, the kids parade is at 9:30 a.m.
The Southeast Junior Livestock Show Rabbit Show will be held July 11 at 5:30 p.m. Bring your rabbits and compete for fun and prizes. For more information contact Dan James at 384-3367.
The Emery County Sheriff's Office is looking for appropriate books and magazines to be donated for the inmates to read. If you have something to donate, take the item to the Sheriff's Office or to the Emery County Progress Office during business hours.
If you are a girl between ages 17-24, this includes girls who are juniors now or seniors and college age girls. This is a scholarship pageant and the winner receives a new computer and a $1,000 scholarship, first runner-up $700 scholarship and second attendant, $500. Pageant will be on July 19 at Emery High auditorium. If you are interested in being a contestant contact Leslie at the commission office at 381-2119, Jarilyn at 381-5667 or the Emery County Progress at 381-2431.
Contestants for the Little Miss Emery pageant are needed. Girls who will be 5-8 years old by July 1, 2009 are eligible. The winner will accompany the 2009 Miss Emery to the Miss Utah pageant. The Little Miss pageant will be held during the Emery County Fair on July 31 at 6 p.m. To register call Jarilyn at 381-5667 or the Emery County Progress at 381-2431. Contestants will perform a talent, write a poem, participate in evening wear and on stage question.
Summer Cheer Classes will begin in June. The first session will be held June 2-30 and the second session will begin July 7-30 at LaRae's Dance Studio and Gym. Classes are for 5-18 years of age. Students will be working on tumbling, cheer skills, and stunting. Junior High and High School Cheerleaders are also welcome to attend classes. For questions or to register call Becky Bunnell at 749-1582 or 687-2632.
The summer weight program for Emery High football players will begin June 9. It will be every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m. in the weight room at EHS. To culminate the program, the team will attend a camp at Millard High camp beginning July 14-18. This is for grades nine-12. Football practice begins Aug. 4.
Bear Creek Campground July 11-12. All ladies 14 and up are welcome to our third annual event. Leave the husbands, boyfriends, pets and small children at home and come have a couple of fun-filled days with just the girls. Pre-registration required. Outdoor workshops including archery, fly fishing, crafts, dutch oven cooking, GPS, canoeing, outdoor survival, mountain man, herb gardening, game calling, concealed weapons permit, and much more. Participation fee includes meals, four workshops, membership to the National Wild Turkey Federation, one year subscription to NWTF's Women In The Outdoors magazine, camping, and tons of fun. This is a non-competitive event. For more information and to request a registration form call: Michelle Jensen 435-653-2552 or 435-636-6929; Brandi Ivie 435-687-9712 or 435-381-2003; Suzy/Brittany 435-749-6057 or 435-749-1547; Dondra Nance 435-637-4719 or 435-613-5243; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again we will have a memory wall display at our Relay For Life event. If you have someone who lost the battle against cancer and would like to spotlight them on our memory wall, submit a short biography and photo to Da Shai Nelson, P.O. Box 789, Ferron, UT 84523. Questions, call 749-2296.
If you would like to register a team for the Emery County Relay For Life cancer walk, call Claudia Kenney at 748-2127.
Food handler's classes will be held at the SEUDHD, 25 West Main, Castle Dale on June 19. Classes will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information call 381-2252.
The Emery County Summer Camps are becoming more popular each year, some have limited space, don't wait; sign up now. Go to www.emerycounty.com and on the left side of the page click on 2008 Summer Education Camps or call 381-5576 for all the registration information.
The tournament will start at 3 p.m. June 14 at the Complex in Huntington and go all night. The entry fee is $140. Questions and to register call Mark Justice 687-2403 or 687-2234. Entry fees will be donated to the Emery County Relay For Life.
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