Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 14, 2014
Community Day festivities set for Stansbury Park, Rush Valley

The summer round of special community days continues this weekend with Stansbury Park and Rush Valley each celebrating their community’s history and uniqueness.


Stansbury Days

Stansbury Days is scheduled for Aug. 15-16, and residents are welcome to participate in the many scheduled activities and events.

The celebration begins at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at 9 p.m. Saturday. The main events will be held at the community clubhouse, Stansbury Lake, and across the bridge at the baseball fields and Stansbury Park Observatory.

On Friday, activities include a kids triathlon at 6:30 p.m. for children 12 and younger, and the movie “Despicable Me 2” on the lawn behind the clubhouse by Stansbury Lake. The movie will start at 9 p.m. Families can feel free to bring blankets and snacks.

Get there early for Saturday’s events, which include a golf tournament at 6:30 a.m., the adult triathlon at 7 a.m., the 6th-Annual Stansbury Days Car Show at 10 a.m., and the Birch Family Pharmacy sponsored parade, which begins at 10 a.m.

The parade begins at the LDS church parking lot on Bayshore, and follows Lakeside and Lakeview streets past the clubhouse and finishes at the corner of Clubhouse and Country Club streets. The route is approximately two miles.

Also starting at 10 a.m., there will be food and craft vendors, carnival games and chalk art, followed at 11 a.m. by entertainment, a bounce house, and catapult contest. From noon to 3:30 p.m. there will be a series of races featuring cardboard boats, kayaks, paddle boats, a sailboat regatta and a frog-jumping contest.

Stansbury Lake remains the center of attention with a light boat promenade at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks over the lake at 9 p.m. The evening concludes with a star party at the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex at 11 p.m.

For more information or to sign up for any of the events, go to


Rush Valley Days

Rush Valley Days also begins this Friday at 6 p.m. with a community softball game at the Town Hall Ball Field. Organizers say everyone is welcome, and to bring a mitt and bat. At 9 p.m. the movie “Escape from Planet Earth” will be shown at the Rush Valley Town Hall. Movie watchers are advised to bring chairs, blankets and treats.

The celebration continues on Saturday at 7 a.m. with a 5K Color Run from Big Hollow Road to the Town Hall. Entrants should wear a white T-shirt. There is no entry fee.

From 9 a.m. to noon there will be a trap shoot in the field north of the Town Hall. Clay pigeons and prizes will be provided. Participants must bring their own shotguns and ammo.

Activities at the town park begin at noon with a cake walk and pop ring toss (noon to 2 p.m.); a horseshoe tournament from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and a buck wild mechanical bull, party game express and bingo from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

There will also be a bounce house, face painting and rock wall from noon to 4 p.m.

As for food, hot-dogs, chips and sodas will be available at noon for $2. Dinner will begin at 4 p.m. and will feature pulled pork, turkey or beef sandwiches with side dishes for $5 per person or $20 per family (two adults with up to five children living at home). Prize drawing tickets are included with purchase of a dinner.

The band Exit 99 will perform from 3:30-5 p.m. for dinner entertainment, followed by a 6:30 p.m. concert by Eric Dodge.

For more information, or to volunteer, call Holli Harding at 435-840-2992; Paula Lee at 435-837-2310; Liz Gardner at 435-837-2322; Amie Russell at 435-840-8155; or Dana Gardner at 435-849-0634.

For information about the 5K Color Run, call or text Lindsey Johnson at 435-830-5008.

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