Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 15, 2017
2017 Rush Valley Days

The community may be small in numbers, but its residents came together in a big way to celebrate Rush Valley Days Thursday through Saturday at the local park.

While there were many events for all ages, especially adults, with a trap shoot, horseshoe tournament and Bingo, as well as tacos and lemonade for everyone, the kids were the main focus.

The bounce house; face, arm and hand painting; water balloon toss; and pop ring toss were all a hit with the youth. The combined events celebrated rural life for both young and old to cherish before summer ends and kids return to school next week.

Add some water to the bottom of an inflatable slide, a bucketful thrown at a friend during a water fight, or a 2-litre of orange pop to guzzle down after winning a ring toss, and the kids may have reached summer heaven.

Next week, drinking lemonade and water fights will just be a memory while kids stare out classroom windows, wishing they could experience Rush Valley Days all over again.

Francie Aufdemorte

Photo Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.

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