Hit and Giggle Fundraiser

FRIENDS OF WASATCH MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

2017 “NOSTALGIC 60s” FUNdraiser

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017, SOLDIER HOLLOW GOLD COURSE

3:00 check in – 4:00 shotgun, 9 holes, 6 Player Teams

Buffet Dinner 6:00 at The Soldier Hollow Grill

Silent Auction to follow Dinner

Join us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of our beautiful Wasatch Mountain State Park. This year’s Hit n Giggle will encourage participants to reminisce with us by displaying those “yesteryear” clothes and

golf clubs that have been gathering dust just waiting for

this opportunity.

Proceeds from this year’s event will support construction of a Pavilion at the historic Huber Grove Farm. This 19th Century homestead is a popular place for visitors, families, and friends to gather for special occasions. The proposed Pavilion will accommodate group gatherings in an attractive, fully functional structure that blends into the scenic environment of the Wasatch Mountain State Park.

Please help support this community project by contributing through one or more opportunities offered on the Registration Form. Contact Mickey Oksner at (281)687-5244 or [email protected] (subject: Hit n Giggle) with any questions or requests.

Friends of Wasatch Mountain State Park, PO Box 727, Midway, UT 84049

The Friends of Wasatch Mt. State Park is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit. Donations may be tax deductible

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/.