Envision Heber 2050 Invites Heber City Residents to The Community Vision Celebration

Press Release

HEBER CITY, Utah – Envision Heber 2050 invites all Heber City residents, community members and stakeholders to take part in the third step in the General Plan visioning process on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Heber Valley Elementary, located at 730 South 600 West in Heber City. This third public workshop will act as a community celebration, in which the community‐guided results from the previous two public events and online surveys will be presented by the Envision Heber 2050 Steering Committee.

The outpouring of community involvement has made the Heber City General Plan visioning process a collaborative success. Envision Heber would like to thank everyone who has participated in the public workshops and online for their time, attention, and thoughtful comments and feedback. Shaping the future of Heber City is a community effort and the General Plan will reflect the feedback provided by the community.

From start to finish, the visioning process must remain a community effort. As we come together to celebrate the results gleaned from all of the public workshops, open houses and surveys, Envision Heber encourages any
community members who haven’t contributed to make their voices heard. When it comes to planning our community’s future, every voice counts.

While the Community Vision Presentation is designed to present the community‐guided results of visioning process thus far, the event will also serve as another opportunity for community members to get up to speed on
the entire General Plan process. We encourage all attendees to speak up, ask questions, and provide their thoughts, comments and feedback to the Steering Committee, city officials and their fellow community members.

Envision Heber understands that many Heber City residents will be unable to attend the Community Vision Presentation. To ensure that every voice is heard, those unable to attend the event will have the opportunity to
review the presentation and results, and provide feedback online at www.envisionheber.com. As we near the end of the visioning process and transition toward the General Plan update, Envision Heber strongly encourages all community members to follow Envision Heber on social media and subscribe for updates on the Envision Heber 2050 website.

Make your voice heard and help shape the future of our community. Join us on the journey to a better future for Heber City.

To learn more about Envision Heber 2050, the 2019 Heber City General Plan and the community visioning process, please visit www.envisionheber.com. Follow us on social media @envisionheber on Facebook and Instagram.

[Envision Heber 2050 is dedicated to engaging and embracing the Heber City community throughout the Visioning and General Plan process. We know the involvement of our residents is vital to creating a Heber City that celebrates its rich history while we continue to build on our community’s limitless potential.]

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese held their 2nd annual Ice Sculptures Exhibition this weekend. Several local businesses sponsored the sculptures being displayed. There were also two different ice carving demonstrations. The event was free to the public.

The annual event began last year when Carolee Kohler saw ice sculpting on a Hallmark movie and thought it would be a fun idea for their farm. They are also considering a woodcarving event.

According to Lindsey Strother, social media and events coordinator, each sculpture takes between 1-3 hours to carve. “We contacted Amazing Ice Creations back in November, and we reached out to local companies to sponsor the ice sculptures,” she said. “Yesterday morning around 9 am, they came in a massive truck and dropped them all off for us, and we set them up.”

Along with the ice sculptures, sponsors receive a sign and canopy for the display and social media marketing. The sponsors decide what they want to have sculpted. After the event, they can take the ice sculptures and display them at their businesses. The creations normally last a couple of weeks. Some will be left in the field and can be viewed throughout the week.

The ice this year included Olaf, company logos, animals, and other items. Darron Kingston, the sculptor, has carved ice for over 10 years with his dad. According to Kingston, “I like sculptures that give me a challenge. Here, for example, my favorite was the lumberjack.” One of his favorite past creations was a 9-foot bear.

Grant Kohler, owner of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, explained, “We decided to do something that was free and something that people could just get out and come and enjoy. Especially this year with Covid, it seems like Januarys are slow months. People are looking for things to be able to get outside and do.” He continued, “Businesses pay in and buy the sculptures, we have them sculpted, and then we just let people come and enjoy them.” Kohler estimated around 3,000 to 4,000 people will stop by the event.

The dairy farm also offers cheese-making classes and tours of their new robotic barn. “The tours are everyday except Sunday,” according to Kohler. “People hayride over, intermingle with the cows, see the barn and amenities, and watch the cows be milked. The cows will literally go get milked on their own.” Tickets for the tours and other events are available on the Heber Valley Artisan Cheese website: https://hebervalleyartisancheese.com/.