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Community Guide 2017


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Table of Contents Chamber of Commerce Chamber President Message..............................................6 Chamber Executive Director Message.................................8 Board of Directors........................................................... 10 Chamber Premier Members............................................. 11 Business of the Year........................................................ 12 Chamber Installation and Awards Banquet................. 14-17 Calendar of Events.......................................................... 18 Annual Chamber Supported Events................................. 22 Grants to improve downtown Spanish Fork...................... 23 Downtown on Main....................................................... 24 Farmers Market............................................................... 25 Maple Creek providing personalized hospice care............. 26 American Legion to host Walk for Life............................. 28 Grifols Plasma Center to open in Spanish Fork................. 29 Venturing Crew 1532 teaches leadership skills................. 30

Fiesta Days Rodeo inducted into ProRodoe Hall of Fame... 37 Spanish Fork upgrading internet system........................... 39 SF 17 broadcasts local events.......................................... 42 Events for all ages at Fiesta Days................................. 43-44 2017 marks 75rh Anniversary of Feista Days Rodeo.......... 44 Grant to promote health of residents............................... 45 New 911 dispatch center opened in Spanish Fork....... 46-47 Spanish Fork City Map............................................... 48-49

Spanish Fork City Spanish Fork Mayor’s Message........................................ 33 2017 predicted to be big business year............................ 34 Memorial Square to be redevloped................................... 35 Nick Hanks stepping into rodeo leadership role................ 36

Local Events Recreational Listing.................................................... 64-65 Spanish Fork hosts Utah County Fair............................... 66

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Salem City Salem City Map.............................................................. 51 Salem Mayor’s Message.................................................. 52 Salem Mayor and City Council........................................ 53 Salem Days 2017............................................................ 54 James the Mormon performs free concert........................ 56 A short history of Salem............................................ 58-59

Chamber Membership Directory................. 67-77

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Chamber President Message Hello everyone and welcome to our 2017 Chamber of Commerce community guide. We have one of the fastest-growing chambers in Utah and we are excited for you to find out about the fantastic business community we have here in the Spanish Fork and Salem area. It is my hope than when you are in need of products or services, you will use this handy resource to find and support the local businesses in our area. This is a great place to live and raise a family for a reason. The values, morals and integrity of the residents and business owners in this community are some of the best you will find anywhere in the country. It truly is an honor to lead our chamber this year. We do so much more than just provide a resource through which we can help promote business in this area. The chamber is an incredible organization in which residents, civic

groups, city government and business owners come together to better and enrich the lives of the residents that call Spanish Fork and Salem home. This combined effort creates many opportunities for everyone to get involved such as the Chamber/Rotary Golf Tournament, which funds many college scholarships that are given to students in our area, and the annual Easter egg hunt, which provides a memorable experience for both children and adults. There is the Farmers Market that provides a taste of fresh, local flavor during the harvest season, with the items for sale largely produced and supplied by our local area farmers. And we can’t forget about the Winter Lights Parade that provides great entertainment for spectators and participants alike. There are many other opportunities to get involved within this great community and I encourage everyone to do so. A group of many can do so much


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more than any one individual can do on their own. And after all, it feels really good to give back. At this time I wish everyone in the Spanish Fork/Salem area a memorable and prosperous 2017. Todd Dickerson President Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce

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Chamber Executive Director Message 2017 is going to be a fantastic year! Let me introduce myself: I’m Heather Youd, the new executive director of the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. I had the privilege of growing up in both Salem and Spanish Fork and can’t say enough good things about them. I lived in Salem until I was in junior high school, and then my family moved into the “big city” of Spanish Fork where I graduated from Spanish Fork High School. After college, my own family moved back to Spanish Fork where we spent many years until we moved to Elk Ridge in 2006. I love this area and all of the people within it! I’m very excited to share with you some of the goings-on that we have in store. This year is going to be full of so many great events for our local residents as well as the businesses that you’re sure to find something to be just as excited about yourself. The Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest and fastest-growing chambers in Utah. That growth is undoubtedly due to our

excellent citizenry as well as top-notch businesses, and our focus on being the very best. We are guided by a simple mission which is: “Our mission here at the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote the progress and growth of businesses in the Spanish Fork and Salem area and to develop community pride and loyalty to the businesses of the local area by providing support and recognition to local businesses, to sponsor and support community events, to work as an information source for economic development and political concerns, and to provide future generations the opportunity to live and prosper in this area.” Working together with local government and business leaders, we are planning on having a very busy, fun and successful year. Events will range from Easter egg hunts and movies in the park to Business Bingo, a farmers market and even free concerts and the Winter Lights Parade. These, along with many other wonderful events, will make 2017 one of the best years yet for

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Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Members of the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are, front row, from left: Jess Mendenhall, Precision Vision; Wendy Osborne, Tabitha’s Way; Todd Dickerson, chamber president, Dickerson Automotive; Katrina Kimball, chamber vice president, Sego Lily Soap; Lance Wilson, chamber past president, Lance Wilson State Farm; Brenda Liddiard, Circle V Meat; and Susan Taylor, Susan’s Hair Design. Back row, from left: Aaron Stern, My Sister’s Closet; Adam Walker, Walker Mortuary; Dawn Davis, Gunnerson Dental; Scott Rasband, Chick-Fil-A; Kevin Dunn, Big O Tires; and Matt Barber, Western States Insurance. Not pictured: Chris Baird, Serve Daily; David Kincaid, Edward Jones Investments; Kari Malkovich, McKell Christiansen & Wise; and Matthew Harrison, MLH Heating & Cooling.


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Thanks to our premiere members Special thanks to all of the chamber’s Community Partner, Diamond, Presidential and Platinum members for going above and beyond the minimum investment into the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. These chamber members provided extra monetary funds to help develop the chamber as well as promote the many events the chamber sponsors and local businesses in our community. We are so pleased to have such great business partners in the area.

Community Partner Spanish Fork City Corporation

Presidential Members Grifols Plasma Center Walmart Supercenter, Spanish Fork

Diamond Member Maple Creek Home Health and Hospice

Platinum Members America First Credit Union Big O Tires of Spanish Fork Central Bank Clegg Auto Repair Costco Wholesale Dickerson Automotive Doug Smith Spanish Fork The Dug Out Fast Gas #1 (Salem) Health Can Be Simple Inc.

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Mat Thomas, store manager of Walmart Supercenter Spanish Fork, is shown with other store employees.

Business of the Year: Walmart Supercenter Spanish Fork Before his store even opened, Mat Thomas was out meeting people in the community and discussing how the Walmart store he would soon oversee could help meet their needs. “We didn’t just want to be a building in the community, we wanted to have a heart,” said Thomas, who is the store manager for the Spanish Fork Walmart. Walmart Supercenter Spanish Fork was named Business of the Year for 2016 by the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce in January. “It was unexpected because there’s so many good businesses around,” Thomas said. “There’s a lot of people in the community that do a lot of things. … It was nice to be recognized as one of them.” Thomas said being part of the chamber has been valuable because through the relationships he has created with other business leaders and community members, he finds out about needs his store can meet. “I want to be able to say, ‘Yeah, we can do

that,’ because I just think it makes the community stronger,” Thomas said. When it opened in March of 2015, the Spanish Fork Walmart became a Presidential member of the chamber of commerce. The store and its employees have since helped many individuals and organizations with donations of time and goods. The store has provided the local animal shelter with dog and cat food, helped fill Easter baskets for the chamber’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, and donated supplies to local teachers and schools. One event that Thomas said he was particularly touched by was Shop With a Cop. This program matches children in need with police officers who help the children shop for Christmas presents for members of their families using donated funds. Officers and children shopped in the Spanish Fork Walmart as part of the local Shop With a Cop program. “Seeing that come to play this last December affected me big time,” Thomas 12

said. “That was like a huge example to me of, yeah, it’s just a building, but we can improve people’s outlooks on life.” The Spanish Fork Walmart helped raise money for the program and then assisted in the organization of the event when the officers and children came to shop. The store has also assisted a local man in his efforts to organize a golf tournament that raised money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, an organization that had helped the man’s wife battle cancer. Thomas said the Spanish Fork store has received great support from the community and he has many employees that love working there. “I’m proud to put on my vest here and walk up and down the aisles and help people out,” he said. In the future, he would like his employees to have more opportunities to volunteer their time helping with community projects. “There’s so much more that we can do, and I see that, and we can do it, and that’s our next step,” Thomas said.

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Chamber Installation Banquet 2017: Award winners and new officers The Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Installation Banquet on Jan. 11, 2017. During the event, the new chamber officers for 2017 were sworn in and awards given out to businesses and individuals who have provided outstanding service to the communities of Spanish Fork and Salem. The chamber thanks all those who have served and improved the quality of life in our community. On these pages are pictures of the award winners and new chamber officers sworn into office during the banquet.

Installation of 2017 Board of Directors

Members of the 2017 Board of Directors for the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce were sworn in during the chamber’s Installation Banquet in January. Pictured are, from left: Chris Baird, Serve Daily; Scott Rasband, Chick-fil-A; Kevin Dunn, Big O Tires; Brenda Liddiard, Circle V Meat; Jess Mendenhall, Precision Vision; Susan Taylor, Susan’s Hair Design; Matt Harrison, MLH Heating & Cooling; Adam Walker, Walker Mortuary; Aaron Stern, My Sister’s Closet; Kari Malkovich, McKell Christiansen & Wise; Past President Lance Wilson, Lance Wilson State Farm; Vice President Katrina Kimball, Sego Lily Soap; Chamber Executive Director Heather Youd; and Chamber President Todd Dickerson, Dickerson Automotive.

2016’s Outgoing President honored

The chamber recognized the service of 2016 Chamber President Lance Wilson of Lance Wilson State Farm. Shown are, from left: Past President Lance Wilson, 2017 Chamber President Todd Dickerson and Chamber Executive Director Heather Youd.

Outgoing Board Service Award

The chamber’s Outgoing Board Service Award was presented to Stacy Beck. Pictured are, from left: Chamber President Todd Dickerson, Dickerson Automotive; Stacy Beck of Utah Valley Magazine; Chamber Executive Director Heather Youd; and Past President Lance Wilson of Lance Wilson State Farm.


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A toast to law enforcement

Spanish Fork Mayor Steve Leifson and Salem Mayor Randy Brailsford conduct a toast for law enforcement officers honoring them for their service during the 2017 Chamber Installation Banquet.

2016 Chamber President’s Award

2016 Education Partnership Award

Randy Gordon of Gordon Farms in Spanish Fork received the 2016 Chamber President’s Award. Pictured are Randy Gordon and Past President Lance Wilson of Lance Wilson State Farm.

Brent Wignall of Wiggy Wash in Spanish Fork received the 2016 Business Education Partnership Award. Pictured are Brent Wignall and Lana Hiskey of Nebo School District. 15

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2016 Total Citizen of the Year Award 2016 Community Action Award

Gordon Lowe of Venturing Crew 1532 received the 2016 Total Citizen of the Year Award. Pictured are Gordon Lowe and Stacy Beck of Utah Valley Magazine.

Brenda Liddiard of Circle V Meat in Spanish Fork received the 2016 Community Action Award. Pictured are Chamber Vice President Katrina Kimball of Sego Liily Soap and Brenda Liddiard of Circle V Meat.

2016 Business Person of the Year Award 2016 Business of the Year

Aaron & Sarah Stern of My Sister’s Closet in Spanish Fork received the 2016 Business Person of the Year Award. Pictured are Aaron Stern, Sarah Stern and Chamber Past President Lance Wilson of Lance Wilson State Farm.

Walmart in Spanish Fork received the chamber’s 2016 Business of the Year Award. Receiving the award for Walmart was Chris Bonnet and presenting the Award was Chamber President Todd Dickerson of Dickerson Automotive. 16

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Salem Mayor’s Award

Chamber Executive Board Installation

Members of the chamber’s 2017 Executive Board were sworn in during the chamber’s Installation Banquet in January. Pictured are, from left: Past President Lance Wilson, Lance Wilson State Farm; Vice President Katrina Kimball, Sego Lily Soap; Chamber President Todd Dickerson; Dickerson Automotive; and Chamber Executive Director Heather Youd. Salem Police Chief Brad James was presented with the Salem Mayor’s Award. Pictured are Salem Mayor Randy Brailsford, left, and Chief Brad James.

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Cary Robarge of Robarge Collision in Spanish Fork was awarded the 2016 Spanish Fork City Mayor’s Award. Pictured are Cary Robarge, left, and Spanish Fork Mayor Steve Leifson.

Blake Barney of The Dugout in Spanish Fork received the 2016 Director’s Award. Pictured are Chamber Executive Director Heather Youd and Blake Barney. 17

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Chamber Calendar of Events March Wednesday, March 15: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and non-chamber members. Saturday, March 18: Miss Spanish Fork Scholarship Pageant, Spanish Fork High School, 7 p.m.

April Saturday, April 15: Spanish Fork Easter Egg Hunt (ages 0-10), 9 a.m., Sports Park, West Fields Saturday, April 15: Salem Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m., Loafer View Ball Park Wednesday, April 19: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and non-chamber members.

Wednesday, June 7: Spanish Fork Farmers Market vendor information meeting, 7:30 p.m., Spanish Fork City office building. Monday, June 12: Movie in the Park, Spanish Fork Library Park, begins at dark. Monday, June 19: Movie in the Park, Spanish Fork Library Park, begins at dark. Wednesday, June 21: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and non-chamber members.

September Wednesday, Sept. 20: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and non-chamber members Saturday, Sept. 23: Harvest Moon Hurrah, Spanish Fork Library Park from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fun fall activities for children in the community. The chamber donates 1,000 pumpkins and facedecorating kits.

Saturday, June 24: Spanish Fork Icelandic Festival


Monday, June 26: Movie in the Park, Spanish Fork Library Park, begins at dark.

Oct. 1: Main Street Scarecrow Contest begins.

July Monday, July 3: Movie in the Park, Spanish Fork Library Park, begins at dark.

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and non-chamber members. Saturday, Oct. 28: Last Spanish Fork Farmers Market of the season, 40 S. Main, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 21-22: Good Life Expo, Spanish Fork Fairgrounds

Monday, July 10: Movie in the Park, Spanish Fork Library Park, begins at dark.

Wednesday, April 26: Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber/Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament, Spanish Oaks Golf Course

July 14-24: Spanish Fork Fiesta Days

Saturday, Oct. 28: Spanish Fork Main Street Trick or Treat, Center Street to 400 North. Time: TBA.

Monday, July 17: Movie in the Park, Spanish Fork Library Park, begins at dark.

Tuesday Oct. 31: End of Main Street Scarecrow Contest

Wednesday, July 19: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and non-chamber members.

Tuesday Oct. 31: Salem Trunk or Treat. Location and time TBA.

Saturday, May 13: Spanish Fork Wolsfburg on Main Car Show, Spanish Fork Library Park, 11 a.m.

Saturday, July 29: First Spanish Fork Farmers Market, 40 S. Main, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continues every Saturday through Oct. 28.


Wednesday, May 17: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and non-chamber members.

Monday, July 31: Movie in the Park, Spanish Fork Library Park, begins at dark.

May 17-18: American Legion’s “A Walk For Life” for local fifth-grade students.


Wednesday, Nov. 15: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and non-chamber members.

May 27: Memorial Park Renovation Ribbon Cutting

Chamber Summer Celebration: More information to be announced.

Thursday Nov. 23: Spanish Fork City Festival of Lights begins. Viewings begin at dusk at Canyon View Park.

May May 3-6: Utah State Junior Livestock Show, Spanish Fork Fairgrounds

June Accepting applications for 2017 Spanish Fork Farmers Market Saturday, June 3: Champions Challenge Rodeo, Spanish Fork Rodeo Arena Saturday, June 2-3: “Chalk it Up On Main” chalk art bash, Spanish Fork Library Park Saturday, June 3: Miss Salem Scholarship Pageant, 7 p.m., Salem Hills High School Monday, June 5: Movie in the Park, Spanish Fork Library Park, begins at dark.

August 4-12: Salem Days, Monday, Aug. 7: Movie in the Park, Spanish Fork Library Park, begins at dark. Saturday, Aug. 7: Salem City Free Concert, “James the Mormon,” Salem Hills High School football field Saturday, Aug. 12: Salem City Library Auction Monday, Aug. 14: Movie in the Park, Spanish Fork Library Park, begins at dark. Wednesday, Aug. 16: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and non-chamber members. 18

Monday, Nov. 13: Chamber board elections begin.

Friday, Nov. 24: Chamber Winter Lights Parade, Main Street. Friday, Nov. 24: Salem City Pond Town Christmas Lighting

December Wednesday, Dec. 20: Chamber Noon Networking Luncheon. Place: TBA. Open to chamber members and non-chamber members.

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Annual chamber-supported events Easter Egg Hunt Thousands of children line up at the Spanish Fork Sports Park each spring for their chance to find eggs filled with candy and prizes as part of the Spanish Fork-Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt. The event, which is held on the Saturday before Easter at 9 a.m., has become an annual tradition in Spanish Fork, with between 3,000 and 5,000 children ranging in age from infants to 10 years old participating each year.

Scarecrow Contest/Main Street Trick or Treat Each October, the Spanish Fork-Salem Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Scarecrow Contest, a competition encouraging local businesses and individuals to design their most creative scarecrow and put it up for display in the community. Through the contest, 20 to 30 scarecrows are set up along Spanish Fork’s Main Street in the area between Center Street and 400 North, adding fun decorations to the historic downtown area during the Halloween season. A Main Street Trick-or-Treat event is also held each year in Spanish Fork where businesses are invited to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. Salem City hosts a similar event called Trunk-or-Treat which is held in a parking lot and candy is passed out from the trunks of cars.

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Festival of Lights For more than 20 years, Spanish Fork City has hosted the Festival of Lights, a collection of large light displays positioned around Spanish Fork’s Spanish Oaks Golf Course. Between Thanksgiving and Jan. 1. Each year, visitors are invited to visit the Festival of Lights in the evening and drive around the golf course admiring the lights. Holiday music is provided via a local radio station.

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Facade grants to improve appearances downtown Three buildings in Spanish Fork’s historic downtown area are receiving facelifts thanks in part to grants provided by the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Near the end of 2015, the chamber was in possession of excess funds and, with a desire to give back to the community, decided to offer grants of up to $1,500 to businesses in Spanish Fork’s historic downtown area. The grants were to be used for facade improvements such as exterior painting and lighting, storefront modifications or other enhancements of the building’s structural outward appearance. The chamber sent letters out notifying businesses and property owners of the grant program and 10 grant applications were submitted. Three grant winners were

chosen: Confetti Antiques and Books, 273 N. Main; Boothe Brothers Performing Arts Center, 165 N. Main; and Sego Lily Soap, 122 N. Main (building owner Karen Ellsworth). The winners were chosen by the Spanish Fork Economic Development Department and the chamber’s executive board. Grant recipients had to meet the following requirements: - Having a location on Main Street between Center Street and 400 North. - Having a building at least 30 years old. - Matching the dollar amount of the grant with an equal amount also spent on facade improvements. - Completing a project resulting in significant exterior improvements. “We really are trying to focus on

bringing people back downtown,” said Heather Youd, the chamber’s executive director. “We thought this would be a good way to help revitalize the area.” The grant recipients were notified in July 2016 and have two years from that time to complete their work. The plans are as follows: Confetti Antiques: Repairs to the awning on the front of the store, new signage and improvements to the facade and outdoor lighting. Boothe Brothers Performing Arts Center: Restoring the building facade and marquee to era-appropriate design, installing vintage lighting and completing other work on the facade. Sego Lily Soap building: A remodeling effort that will redo the facade of this building as well as two other buildings.

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Downtown on Main promoting Spanish Fork’s historic downtown With its first summer of events completed and its new website up and running, the organization Downtown on Main has grown to become a major part of efforts to promote Spanish Fork’s historic downtown shopping district. Downtown on Main was one of the results of a study conducted of downtown Spanish Fork by a Community Planning Assistance Team. In May of 2015, the team spent five days working with hundreds of residents, merchants, property owners, local organizations and city leaders in Spanish Fork to develop a vision for the future of Spanish Fork’s downtown and a plan to implement that vision. The study focused on the area of Main Street between 100 South and 500 North. Ultimately, 12 recommendations were made by the team, one of which was to organize a merchants association in the downtown area. Downtown on Main has filled that role and now operates as a committee of the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Serving on the committee are downtown business owners and property owners as well as representatives of Spanish Fork City’s economic development department and city council. “We’re excited. Every month that we meet, we generally have a new member come in, so it’s been fun to get to know more of the merchants on Main Street and get them more involved,” said Aaron Stern, committee chair of Downtown on Main. Stern and his wife Sarah own the business My Sister’s Closet at 266 N. Main, Spanish Fork. “One thing we’ve done since last year is we’ve launched a website,” Stern said. That site, found at, has information about downtown events and merchants. All downtown businesses are given a basic listing on the website for free, but interested businesses can purchase an enhanced listing where they can feature coupons and additional information about themselves. Last summer, Downtown on Main held its first series of movies in the park, a successful effort that brought hundreds of people into the downtown area. Businesses were invited to sponsor a movie and provide an activity to go along with it. The movies in the park will be presented again this summer in City Park, 49 S. Main,

The Downtown on Main committee is organizing more events this year to promote Spanish Fork’s historic downtown area.

with food trucks on site to provide meals and treats for those attending. Downtown on Main held a craft fair at the end of last summer and this year will host several more in the downtown area. A vintage Volkswagen car show is also being planned. The organization has been involved with plans to redesign the small Memorial Square park located on the corner of the Main Street and 200 North intersection. Residents and local merchants have expressed interest in making the park more attractive and usable; as a result, the city will be adding trees and grass to the site this spring. Downtown on Main will participate in the ceremony reopening the park to the public. Stern said one concern that has been raised by downtown businesses is the perception of a lack of parking. Parking does exist but sometimes is found around the corner or behind a store. The city is looking at various parking options and, in the meantime, it will be striping parking spaces along Main Street in March. While this won’t increase the number of parking spaces, it should increase the availability of spaces by providing some order to the space that exists, according to Spanish Fork Economic Development Director Dave Anderson. Stern said his committee plans to continue to find ways to promote downtown business. “The nice thing about the downtown area is we have a lot to offer,” Stern said. “There isn’t a need to leave the community for most of your needs now. You can either go to North Park or downtown.” 24

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The Spanish Fork Farmers Market offers fresh produce and locally made food items during late summer and fall each year.

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The Spanish Fork Farmers Market has become a popular annual event in the downtown area, with vendors coming from throughout the state to offer their fresh, home-grown produce and delicious specialty items to the thousands of people attracted to the event. Operated by the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, the market is held every Saturday morning from the end of July to the end of October in the parking lot behind the Spanish Fork City Offices at 40 S. Main. It’s been in operation for more than 25 years, with the chamber assuming management of it several years ago. “It’s great for the chamber as well as the community. I think a lot of people look forward to coming,” said Heather Youd, the chamber’s executive director.

“It’s one of the biggest things that the chamber puts on.” The Spanish Fork market is unique in that only food products are sold. It also only lets vendors from inside Utah participate. “Probably the best thing about our market is we don’t allow any kind of arts and crafts. It’s a true farmer’s market,” Youd said. This focus is good for the market’s vendors, who sell more without the competition of craft items. The selection varies through the summer according to what vendors participate and what produce is in season, but visitors can expect to see items such as potatoes, watermelons, squash, corn, peaches, pears, pies, homemade bread, honey, caramel apples and even cactus jelly from southern Utah. In 2016, there was a vendor 25

selling lamb meat, and the Spanish Fork High School FFA was at the market selling sausage. The popularity of the event is evident through the size of the crowds. “We’ve had so many people come that they’ve even complained that there’s no room to walk,” Youd said. The chamber is looking into remedies for this problem, including a possible location change. Two vendors have been invited to serve on the market committee this year to give input into this and other aspects of the market. The first Spanish Fork Farmer’s Market of 2017 will be on Saturday, July 29. The market will continue every Saturday after that from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 28. Vendors interested in participating can contact the chamber at 801-798-8352.

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Maple Creek providing personalized hospice care Registered nurse Carma Karsten began her career doing oncology nursing in a hospital setting, but it wasn’t long before she found her true calling in life: hospice care. She loved helping people who were facing the challenging and sometimes scary process of dying. She worked for years as a hospice nurse and in various levels of hospice administration but felt the large, corporate approach to hospice care was not allowing the personalized care that was needed. “What was going on at the bedside and what was going on at corporate never connected. Never,” she said. Finally, Karsten decided to leave the corporate world and create her own hospice care, one that would focus on providing exceptional, personalized care. Maple Creek Home Health and Hospice has now been operating in Spanish Fork for five years. It specializes in helping both patients and their families through the death process in whatever form may be needed, from symptom and pain management to dealing with Medicaid paperwork and providing personal care and counseling. “It’s a family event. It’s just like a birth. It’s a big darn deal. It’s the second biggest thing we do in life - we die,” Karsten said. Karsten has assembled a team of nurses, an on-call physician, social workers and even a chaplain to help with a patient’s spiritual needs. All these services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; there’s no waiting through a weekend for needed assistance. Maple Creek makes all its services available at no out-of-pocket expense to the patient - Medicare pays 100 percent for the services for those 65 and older. Maple Creek does not turn anyone away for hospice care regardless of insurance or ability to pay. They also have volunteers that are willing to go spend time with the family and patient or help them run errands, whatever they need. Maple Creek is very good at symptom management and customizing treatment for each patient. For example, there are many different types of pain, each requiring a different approach. “Pain is an easy thing to manage,” Karsten said, adding that dealing with pain doesn’t mean having to be sedated. Treating a patient’s pain and other symptoms will improve a patient’s quality of life and often help extend it. Maple Creek staff often meet people who have been isolated due to their declining health. The Maple Creek team is able to assess these individuals, make adjustments to their treatments and provide them with social support, improving their health and wellbeing to the point they no longer need the services.

Carma Karsten, right, owner of Maple Creek Home Health and Hospice, meets with clients Mark and Elaine Smith. Maple Creek takes a personal approach to helping people deal with one of the biggest events of life: death.

To get started, all potential clients needs to do is call Maple Creek and they will do an evaluation of the situation and make recommendations. “Our approach is, this isn’t us. It’s all about you,” Karsten said. The patient and their family make the decisions; if a patient wants to try a natural, holistic treatment, Maple Creek will accommodate them. Through it all, Maple Creek keeps the paperwork and bureaucracy behind the scenes. “We go and we just start taking care of them right away,” she said. Despite the illness and death that occurs, working in hospice isn’t depressing, said Karsten, who continues to take care of patients herself despite being the owner of the company. “What a reward that I get to be the one that they’ve chosen to help them with this. That’s a pretty big honor and a pretty big deal. … Everyone here feels that way,” she said. Karsten recommended that if a child is concerned about their parent, they should call for an assessment. “You can never call too soon, but you can call too late,” she said. “If it’s too soon, we’ll let you know.” Maple Creek is the only Diamond Member of the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Karsten said her business signed up to support the chamber in this way because she sees the chamber as adding great value to the community. “I’m just happy we’re able to do it,” she said. 26

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American Legion to host Walk for Life for fifth-graders Local veterans will host a special event for fifth-graders this May that teaches students about those who have fought and died for their freedom. American Legion Post 68, which draws members from Spanish Fork and Salem, is organizing the “American Legion Walk for Life - Not Your Life, but the Life of a Fallen Soldier” on Wednesday and Thursday, May 17 and 18. The event will have all fifth-graders in Spanish Fork and Salem elementary schools walking the path around the Spanish Fork Sports Complex and meeting veterans who will talk with them about their experiences. “It’s all on patriotism, of why we respect the flag, what it meant to serve, why its an honor to serve in the military, and why they should pay respect to the flag,” said Richard Johnson, post adjutant of American Legion Post 68 and chairman of the Walk for Life event. Johnson had the idea for the event while riding his bike on a path along the Spanish Fork River. Taking in the beauty around him, he considered what kind of event could be held there and imagined veterans at various stations sharing their experiences with the youth as they walked on the path. He began talking with people about his idea, and the plan began growing. One suggested having the students wear red, white and blue T-shirts. Another suggested having each student choose a veteran they would walk for and putting the name of that veteran on a dog tag the student could wear. Nebo School District agreed to help with the project and Johnson met with elementary school principals to discuss the plan. Students in fifth grade were chosen to participate because they complete a unit on American history, Johnson said. The plan soon outgrew the river trail and it was decided to have the students walk around the Sports Complex. “It will be fun and different from the classroom, but it will be a day of learning,” Johnson said. To prepare for the event, each student has selected the

veteran he or she will walk for and compiled a biography of that veteran on a poster. A contest was held for students to enter a proposed design for the T-shirts, and the dog tags with the names of their veterans are being made by Jesse McGee of McGee’s Stamp & Trophy Co. About 600 students will be bused by the school district to the Sports Complex on each day of the event. After an opening ceremony and flag-raising, the students will be organized into eight groups and taken to one of eight stations along the trail. The groups will spend about 20 minutes at their station and then rotate to their next stop. At four stations, veterans representing the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will discuss their experiences with the students. At the fifth station, a former prisoner of war will talk with them. A sixth station will have equipment on display from the National Guard. At the seventh station, an area will be set up where the group can have its picture taken with veterans. The final station will feature a Wall of Honor where the students’ posters will be hung. A Flanders Field of crosses and flags will also be set up for the students. They will eat lunch at the event, then participate in a closing ceremony before returning to school. “So this has kind of gone from just being a little walk and take your lunch to being quite an event,” Johnson said. He has received a large amount of support from various people and organizations for the event including financial assistance from the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Local restaurants are providing lunch for the veterans each day, and the American Legion will provide breakfast for them each morning. Johnson said the event is meant to teach youth that real heroes aren’t highly paid athletes or entertainers. “They need to know who the real heroes are in their lives, that there were people who gave their lives for their freedom,” he said. He hopes to make the Walk for Life an annual event. 28

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Grifols Plasma Center to open in Spanish Fork Grifols, along with our patients, thank in advance the committed donors who will come regularly to donate plasma at our Spanish Fork center. Being a plasma donor is, in fact, a commitment because only plasma from healthy, repeat donors is used to produce plasma-derived medicines. If a donor does not return to make a second donation, their first donation will never be used. Donor health and product safety are our utmost priorities. Donors receive a thorough health screening at each donation, including a physical exam at the first visit, and every single donation undergoes vigorous testing. Plasma donors are compensated for their time because we realize there is a commitment involved in being a regular plasma donor. It takes anywhere from 130 to 1,300 donations to make enough medicine to treat a single patient for one year. For those of you who are not already donors, consider learning more about plasma donation by visiting www. Grifols currently has multiple locations throughout Utah including one in Orem and two in Provo. Your donations truly do make a difference in helping improve the lives of thousands of patients struggling with rare and chronic conditions in the U.S. and worldwide. Grifols Plasma Center is a Presidential Member of the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.

Our great state serves as a place where the world convenes to explore natural wonders, compete in world-class athletic competitions and enjoy its friendly community. However, for thousands of Americans and more around the world, enjoying Utah would not be possible without the generous plasma donations by thousands of committed plasma donors. Soon donors will be able to visit our newest Grifols Plasma Center location in Spanish Fork. A Grifols Plasma Center will open at 450 N. Main in Spanish Fork in December of 2017. Plasma contains hundreds of essential proteins and antibodies that are vital to the body’s ability to maintain critical functions such as controlling bleeding and fighting infections. Without enough of any one of these proteins, a person could have a life-threatening illness such as an immune deficiency, genetic emphysema or hemophilia. Thanks to donors’ generosity, Grifols is able to produce plasma protein therapies that help treat those suffering from these rare and chronic conditions. These medicines help give people around the world the chance for more productive and healthier lives. In fact, one of these therapies was first used during World War II to treat severe conditions and continues to be used on today’s battlefields for the treatment of wounded soldiers. Over the years, additional therapies have been developed to manage multiple conditions in the various areas of pulmonology, hematology, immunology and neurology.

How does the plasma collection process work? Plasmapheresis (pronounced PLAZ-mah fair-EE-sis) is the automated plasma collection process used at each of Grifols’ plasma donation centers. A specialized medical device separates the plasma from the blood through this safe and sterile process. The plasma is collected while the remaining blood (including red blood cells and white blood cells) is returned to you, the plasma donor. Remember, our plasmaprotein medicines require plasma, not blood – so we take only what we need, and you keep the rest. This collection process is the most effective way of extracting plasma from the blood, and since your body replenishes plasma quickly, it makes the recovery process faster and easier. As a result, you can make your life-saving donations more frequently – up to twice in a seven-day period, with 48 hours between donations. 29

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Venturing Crew 1532 teaches leadership skills to youth Local youth are learning leadership, communication, project management, goal-setting and time management skills through Venturing Crew 1532, an organization sponsored by the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Venturing is a program within the Boys Scouts of America designed for both boys and girls ages 14 through 21. Its purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. This is done through adventure activities, leadership opportunities, personal growth and service. “The thing that draws me to the program is the experiential learning,” said Gordon Lowe, committee chairman of Venturing Crew 1532. “They step back and say, ‘Wow, I was having so much fun I didn’t realize I was learning something.’” Lowe said in about 2005, his local Scouting district was trying to provide training for Scouts on how Venturing Crews should operate. It eventually became evident that a whole new Venturing Crew was needed that could act as a model for other Venturers who could experience that model and then re-create in their home crews. Venturing Crew 1532 was chartered in 2006, with the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce stepping forward to act as its charter organization. It started with six members - three boys, three girls. Membership grew over the next four to five years until it reached about 35 members. More advisors were brought in as well as parents to help guide the group. At first, the crew acted as a model crew, frequently hosting other Venturers and acting as an example to them of how a Venturing Crew should operate. As its grew and its youth leaders took on more responsibility, the crew became more and more its own separate entity. Membership now stands at about 28 and Venturing Crew 1532 meets twice monthly. Its members go on a week-long adventure once a year and short overnight adventures are planned quarterly. The youth are in charge of choosing what activities the crew will do and then planning those activities from beginning to end. Leaders give them guidelines, teach them how to plan and provide them with tools and resources, but ultimately it’s up to the youth to make it happen. This teaches that events

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and projects don’t spontaneously occur - a lot of planning and preparation work is done beforehand. “We get to ask them questions, how are things going, but we want them to be doing the legwork so they understand how this actually occurs,” said Rex Facer, lead advisor for Venturing Crew 1532. Activities often include rappelling and other outdoor adventures, but the Venturers have also toured local businesses and visited the Brigham Young University planetarium. Volunteer service makes up a big part of the crew’s activities. Venturing Crew 1532 helps clean up trash during the Utah County Fair each year and provides parking management during the annual Festival of Colors at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. It also helps the Kiwanis Club with cleanup in the rodeo arena during the Fiesta Days Rodeo. With the chamber of commerce as its charter organization, the crew has provided a great deal of service to the chamber. When the crew was first organized, its members spent hours assembling the chamber’s “welcome bags” that were handed out to new residents. It annually helps with the chamber’s Easter Egg Hunt and Winter Lights Parade. At the end of each activity, time is spent evaluating what happened and how it could have been improved. “I think the most valuable thing it does for the young men and young women is give them additional leadership experience in a structured environment that really makes them prepared to move forward,” Facer said. “This is about giving them some life skills that will be incredibly valuable long-term.”

Venturing Crew 1532 Vision Statement “We see ourselves as a strong generation of young adults willing to learn, experience, and teach life skills. We seek adventure and opportunities to better ourselves and our community. We recognize our dependence on God and strive to be an example of righteous living. If we can see it, we can be it.” 30

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Spanish Fork City Mayor’s Message of needs in Spanish Fork. We need volunteers to keep our streets and parks beautiful and clean. We need volunteers in our local schools to read with children and help with activities. We need volunteers for our city events: the Harvest Moon Hoorah, Fiesta Days, the Halloween Parade, the Easter Egg Hunt, welcoming home veterans, etc. We need for everyone to be good neighbors and friends. As we work together and serve together, we can and will make this a “Home of Pride and Progress.” There are wonderful things being planned for our city. We welcome the new businesses that have joined our chamber of commerce and look forward to the future growth and success of each and every business!

Dear Citizens, Our chamber of commerce is truly an outstanding organization. They do so much for the city and for the local businesses. I recently attended the awards banquet and I was impressed with the caliber of volunteers who received awards. The amount of time, money and resources donated by these generous men and women is commendable. When we support our local businesses, we create a community that exemplifies the motto “Home of Pride and Progress.” I hope you will take the time to search through this directory for businesses that you can support. As we “Think Local, Shop Local, Be Local,” we all win! May I encourage each of you to take the time to volunteer in your area of expertise or interest. There are a great variety

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Spanish Fork City Info Mayor: Steve Leifson City Council Members Chad Argyle Stacy Beck Brandon Gordon Mike Mendenhall Keir A. Scoubes City Office: 801-804-4500 40 S. Main, Spanish Fork, UT Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 pm. Recreation Office: 801-804-4600 Rec Office Rain-Out Hotline: 801-804-4622 Library: 801-804-4480 Police Department: 801-804-4700 Spanish Fork Community Network: 801-798-2877 Electrical Department (after hours): 801-804-4440

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2017 predicted to be a big business year In 2007, Spanish Fork’s northeast commercial area known as Canyon Creek was poised for a construction explosion as major retailers prepared to build new stores. Then the economy saw a downturn and plans were quickly put on hold. “We approved plans in 2007 for Target and Home Depot to be part of the project,” said Spanish Fork Economic Development Director Dave Anderson. “Literally I think if the world economy hadn’t changed for maybe another three or six months, they probably would have been under construction.” Since then, it’s been a waiting game for the city and for retailers, who until the recession were aggressively seeking out and building new locations. “It’s just been the process of us kind of waiting it out with them until they got their legs back under them and decided it was time to expand again,” Anderson said. Now, 10 years later, a Costco and a Walmart have opened in the Canyon Creek area along with other smaller businesses and restaurants, and Anderson said other major retailers may finally be ready to call Spanish Fork home. “I really do think 2017 is going to be a big year,” he said. The Water Gardens Spanish Fork 8 movie theater, formerly located just west of the new Walmart, closed in September of 2016 and the building has now been razed and new construction started. The Canyon Creek plan calls for that area to eventually house about 300,000 square feet of retail space - enough for about 10 to 20 different retailers depending on how the space is divided up. Anderson said the city has issued permits to the Canyon Creek developer to construct the shells of buildings in the former theater’s location that are planned for a Ross Dress for Less and a Petco, adding that he expects to see those retailers open before the end of 2017. He also believes construction will begin this year on a movie theater in Canyon Creek. “The theater will be a big deal for us for a variety of reasons,” Anderson said. Community members frequently tell city staff they would

like table-service restaurants like Applebee’s and Chili’s to locate in the city, while restaurant companies tell the city that a big driver of business for them is being near some kind of entertainment venue. The construction of a movie theater would help attract these types of restaurants to the area. An Ace Hardware store is also expected to open in Canyon Creek during 2017. “The central message for this year is we really do expect some great things to happen in 2017,” Anderson said. “I think a lot of it has to do with just retailers getting back into an expansion kind of mode to where they’re building new stores.” Having Costco locate in the city despite the recession was a “tremendous shot in the arm” for Spanish Fork and possibly accelerated other development plans in the area by four or five years, he said. Costco’s decision likely helped Walmart decide to build its Spanish Fork store. “Each little piece seems to lead to the next one,” Anderson said. The fact that the city is growing, with new houses being built at a rapid pace again, is also helping attract new business - and encourage the expansion of businesses already here. Two years ago, Walmart representatives came to the city and said they wanted to build a Walmart neighborhood market in Spanish Fork. A groundbreaking is expected to happen soon for the market, which will be located on the corner of U.S. Route 6 and 2550 East. It was a surprise originally that Walmart wanted to build its first Spanish Fork location so close to its Springville store, and another when the company expressed interest in building a second location in Spanish Fork so soon after the first. The neighborhood market’s building will measure about 45,000 square feet; a regular Walmart is about 150,000 square feet. Anderson said the company likes the idea of being on the highway and attracting some of the traveling customers there. Overall, business is going well in Spanish Fork. “As we get out and meet with the different employers in the community, it seems like everybody is operating at close to capacity now. People are busy, people are looking for employees,” he said. The city’s historic downtown has seen some tremendous positive changes in recent years, with new businesses locating there and some existing businesses improving the look of their buildings’ facades. An Orem barbecue restaurant called Bam Bam’s BBQ is expected to open its second location in downtown Spanish Fork, Anderson said. The city seems to have made it through the economic downturn and be poised to add some great jobs and great opportunities. “It’s no longer 2010. We’ve hopefully put those times behind us, at least for the time being, and things are strong,” Anderson said. 34

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The plan for changes in Spanish Fork’s Memorial Square includes grassy areas and picnic tables.

Memorial Square in downtown Spanish Fork to be redeveloped Spanish Fork City has plans to redo a small park in its historic downtown area this year with the hope that it will become a more desirable gathering place for the community. Located on the northeast corner of the Main Street and 200 North intersection, Memorial Square was originally created in the 1980s as a place where local residents could honor and remember a loved one who had died. This could be done through purchasing a plaque or a brick in memory of the deceased. Unfortunately, the park is made up mostly of concrete and brick and becomes unbearably hot in the summertime, rendering it basically

unusable. “It is not a hospitable place to be. If you didn’t have to be there, you wouldn’t want to be,” said Spanish Fork Economic Development Director Dave Anderson. “The space is going to be redeveloped to be more comfortable in the hope that people will want to spend more time there.” The project is planned as a complete redesign of the park, with the fountain being removed and concrete replaced with trees, grass, seating areas and picnic tables. The memorials now in the park will remain although some may be moved, Anderson said. Plans for the project are finished and money is budgeted for it; work is expected to begin in March with 35

completion in time for Memorial Day. In addition to making the park more comfortable, it is hoped that the park improvements will help attract business to the downtown area, Anderson said. The city has been meeting with downtown businesses for several years and received input on what to do with the Memorial Square space, and this plan is the result of those meetings. Downtown on Main, an organization devoted to promoting business in Spanish Fork’s historic downtown area, is supportive of the project and will take part in an event celebrating the completion of the project when work is finished, said Aaron Stern, committee chair for Downtown on Main.

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Nick Hanks stepping into rodeo leadership role Nick Hanks has landed his dream job - running the Spanish Fork’s Fiesta Days Rodeo, Utah’s most prestigious rodeo event. “I don’t know if there’s a job that I could think of that I could be better suited for,” Hanks said. Hanks began working as Spanish Fork City’s fairgrounds and rodeo division manager in November of 2016. He replaced Steve Money, who retired two months earlier in September. Money has become a rodeo legend, having spent 33 years helping guide the Fiesta Days Rodeo from a small, community rodeo to an event that draws nationally ranked rodeo talent. In 2016, the Fiesta Days Rodeo was chosen to be inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, the first and only Utah rodeo selected to receive that honor. Money will still oversee the Fiesta Days Rodeo this year and help Hanks become familiar with all the many aspects that come together to make the rodeo successful before the new manager takes over on his own. “Without him, I would be lost,” Hanks said. When it comes to the sport of rodeo, however, Hanks is an expert. He grew up at a home in Salem with a barn and a pasture where his family kept horses. His parents met while participating in a rodeo competition at Brigham Young University. Hanks began competing in his youth as well and after graduating from Spanish Fork High School, he attended Weber State University on a rodeo scholarship. He qualified for the Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo when he was a junior and senior in college. After graduating from Weber with a bachelor’s degree in business, Hanks continued competing in professional rodeo for seven years. He has competed in the Fiesta Days Rodeo several times. While competing on weekends, Hanks worked full-time managing a retail horse and livestock trailer dealership in Springville. When the trailer dealership was shut down, he took a job at Geneva Nitrogen in Orem, which was shut down in September of 2016. It was then he saw Steve Money was retiring, and Hanks applied for the job. Hanks now oversees the day-to-day operations at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, making sure the facilities are prepared for the many events that utilize the facility. “Our fairgrounds get used very, very frequently. We have lots of different events come in that we have to prepare the facilities for,” he said. While growing up, Hanks attended horse shows at the

Nick Hanks, Spanish Fork City’s new fairgrounds and rodeo division manager, sits in his office near the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association’s 2016 Remuda Award, which was presented to the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo last year. The prestigious award goes to the rodeo committee that goes above and beyond to provide the best livestock for rodeo contestants to compete on.

fairgrounds, and he sees the facility as having great value. This is particularly true for the youth as many youth organizations have events at the fairgrounds. “I think the fairgrounds is a vital part of our community,” he said. He has been surprised at the amount of work taking place in the middle of winter to prepare for July’s Fiesta Days Rodeo. “I wouldn’t have guessed when I took this job that they do as much as they do at this time of the year,” he said during an interview in January. That work includes lining up all of the contract personnel for the rodeo such as stock contractors, entertainers, timers, sound and lighting providers and sponsors. Organizing volunteer help has also been ongoing. “It’s been amazing to me the people that they have in place. There’s so many wonderful volunteers,” Hanks said. His goal for the future is to see the Fiesta Days Rodeo continue to be as strong and successful as it’s ever been. “It’s definitely worked, what Steve Money has done,” Hanks said. “He has taken this to be the premiere rodeo in the state of Utah. They’ve won award after award. To continue with his legacy would be great.” Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Fiesta Days Rodeo planned for July 20, 21, 22 and 24. Tickets can also be purchased for the Wranglers Champions Challenge 2017 on June 3. The Champions Challenge features the PRCA's best contestants competing on the sport's best stock. It is a made-for-TV event that will be broadcast later on CBS Sports. To purchase tickets, visit Hanks currently lives in Benjamin with his wife Jill and sons Luke, 12, Landon, 7, and Trey, 4. The boys are following in their father’s footsteps: the oldest one is competing in junior high school rodeos and the middle son is already roping horses. “It was a great way for me to be raised and I think a great way to raise a family,” Hanks said. 36

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The Fiesta Days Rodeo was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2016, the first and only Utah rodeo ever given that honor.

Fiesta Days Rodeo inducted into ProRodeo Hall of Fame For the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo, 2016 was another awardwinning year, including one honor that sets the event apart from all other Utah rodeos: induction into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. The Fiesta Days Rodeo is the first rodeo in Utah to be inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, which is located in Colorado Springs, Colo. Since the hall’s opening in 1979, 23 rodeo committees have been inducted, with the Spanish Fork rodeo becoming the 24th inductee in the rodeo committee category. In addition to rodeo committees, the hall of fame honors individuals in categories such as announcer, clown and stock contractor as well as contestant categories such as steer roping, bull riding and saddle bronc.

Representatives of the Fiesta Days Rodeo accepted the honor during an induction ceremony on Aug. 6, 2016. The Fiesta Days Rodeo was also named Rodeo of the Year for 2016 at the Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo held in Heber City. The Wilderness Circuit includes rodeos in Utah, Idaho and Nevada, and each year the contestants at the Heber event vote on their favorite rodeo in the circuit. During the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s 2016 National Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., the Fiesta Days Rodeo was named winner of the Remuda Award, a very prestigious award that recognizes a rodeo committee that goes above and beyond in providing the best livestock for its contestants to compete on. As part of winning the award, the Fiesta 37

Days Rodeo received a Polaris Ranger and a bronze sculpture of horses. Also in Las Vegas, the Fiesta Days Rodeo was named Rodeo of the Year for 2016 by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. It is the third time in four years the Spanish Fork rodeo has won this award, which is selected by women contestants out of 600 WPRA rodeos around the country. In 2017, the Fiesta Days Rodeo will become a Gold Tour rodeo, meaning the event will offer higher monetary awards for contestants and thus attract even more talented contestants. “That was kind of the next logical step to continue growing and trying to attract better contestants,” said Nick Hanks, Spanish Fork City’s fairgrounds and rodeo division manager.

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Spanish Fork internet system upgrading for faster speeds Within the next four years, Spanish Fork City will be home to one of the fastest and most reliable internet systems in the nation. Spanish Fork Community Network, a city-owned utility that provides high-speed internet, cable television and telephone services to Spanish Fork residents, began its Fiber to the Home and Business system upgrade in July of 2016. Currently, SFCN has fiber optic cable laid to nodes inside neighborhoods and coaxial cable taking the service from the nodes to each home. The upgrade has crews laying fiber optic cable alongside the coaxial cable, making the speed and reliability of a 100 percent fiber optic internet system available to residents. Cable television service will remain on the coaxial cable, meaning all the bandwidth of the fiber will be available for internet and phone service. SFCN has completed laying the fiber optic cable from 10 of about 80 nodes in the city. Completion of the entire system is anticipated by July of 2020. John Bowcut, director of SFCN for Spanish Fork City, said residents could see internet speed increase to 10 times faster than what they currently have, depending on what tier of service they choose. “A lot of people hear about Google cities … and they don’t even realize little Spanish Fork is over 20 percent to having a fiber system that will rival Google’s,” Bowcut said. The fact that Spanish Fork has its own internet service is thanks to the foresight of city leaders who, nearly 20 years ago, decided to pursue creating a city-owned high-speed internet utility. The decision came after the city was promised multiple times by the local internet provider that it was on the schedule for an upgrade to high-speed internet, yet year after year it was passed over. The city began hearing from businesses that they would have to relocate if high-speed internet was not made available in the city, and more and more residents were working in technology jobs that required home access to the service. A committee of city representatives, local business leaders, residents and school district officials was formed in 2000 to explore options, and construction of the Spanish Fork Community Network began that same year. Its first customers were added in 2001 and the system was completed in 2004. SFCN is now fully self-sufficient, paying its own way and even adding money to the city’s general fund. No taxpayer dollars are used to run SFCN; about 80 percent of Spanish Fork’s residents use at least one of its services. Private highspeed internet providers have expanded their choices for Spanish Fork residents in response to the competition of SFCN. The Fiber to the Home and Business upgrade is being paid

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SF 17 films, broadcasts local events Spanish Fork residents have a unique opportunity to view local high school sports, concerts, city meetings and programs discussing local issues on Spanish Fork 17, a locally produced cable television station. “We’re involved in almost every area of entertainment in the city. Festivals, events, whatever - we try to have a presence there,” said Pete Hansen, Channel 17 supervisor. SF 17 is operated by the Spanish Fork Community Network, Spanish Fork City’s cable television and high-speed internet utility. Customers who sign up for cable television through SFCN receive SF 17 and its programming, which is filmed at the SFCN studios in Spanish Fork or on location at various local events. “We do a lot of live production. Every week we’re doing some kind of live event,” Hansen said. All Spanish Fork City Council meetings are aired live as are many high school sports contests at Spanish Fork High School and Maple Mountain High School. Residents are able to watch their local high schools compete in football, basketball, baseball and even wrestling. Other events are filmed and broadcast later such as high school and community theatrical productions, concerts in the park and Spanish Fork Planning Commission meetings. Fiesta

Days celebration events are filmed for broadcast, including the annual Grand Parade. In studio, SF 17 creates a variety of programs for broadcast. It’s newest program, called “Studio Chatter,” is SF 17’s version of “The View,” with three female hosts who discuss topics that are important to women and families. “Studio Chatter” is filmed twice a month and topics have included domestic violence, financial issues and minimizing one’s lifestyle. Other SF 17 programming includes “Shootin’ Straight,” show about sport shooting, and “Crime Beat,” a show featuring a local police officer who reports weekly on local police and fire department activities. SF 17 does a weekly cooking show affiliated with the local Macey’s store where local residents act as the guest chefs. The program “Goose in the Wild” is hosted by Goose, a longtime Spanish Fork resident who visits with various people around town. “He wants to inform the community about stuff they don’t know about,” Hansen said. Those who don’t receive SF 17 can still enjoy the channel’s programming by visiting the SFCN YouTube channel at www. A schedule of upcoming shows can be found at

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With the theme “We Are SF,” the 2017 Spanish Fork Fiesta Days celebration will have a wide variety of events ranging from parades and sports contests to a craft fair, carnival and the 75th annual Fiesta Days Rodeo. “We are looking forward to another great Fiesta Days this year,” said Gayle Davies, who with her husband Robert is chairing the 2017 Fiesta Days celebration. “There will be something for everyone, no matter what their age.” She is especially excited about the presentation of the 2017 Pioneer Spirit Award, which will go to Mark McKell. That award will be presented during the Sunday Night in the Park event on Sunday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. at City Park. McKell will be two months away from turning 99 years old when he receives the award. The week will kick off with a softball tournament and exhibits at the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum on Saturday, July 15. Other events happening during the following week will including the Kickball Challenge, the Spikeball Tournament and a golf tournament. Parents can enter their children from newborn to 36 months in the Baby Contest on July 19, and businesses along Spanish Fork’s historic Main Street will offer sidewalk sales July 20-22.


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On Thursday, July 20, a free outdoor family concert will be offered featuring CryWolf, a four-piece acoustic rock ’n’ roll cover band. That same evening, Spanish Fork Community Theater will offer its first performance of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” in the Spanish Fork High School Auditorium. Performances will continue through July 31. Also beginning on July 20 is the Fiesta Days Rodeo, which this year has become a Gold Member on the Million Dollar Tour of Professional Rodeo. The rodeo will continue on July 21, 22 and 24. The second week of activities will include a “Best of Broadway” program during the Sunday Night in the Park event on July 23. David and Brittni Smith will perform Broadway favorites from Tony Award-winning musicals. July 24 will be the biggest day of the celebration, with the day beginning with the Speedy Spaniard 10K Road Race and Mile Run. The Grand Parade will travel down Center and Main streets at 9 a.m. Entertainment in the park and other events will continue throughout the day, culminating in a fireworks spectacular that evening. Continuing during the second week will be the tennis tournament, the 50 Mile and Family Fun Bike Rides and more performances of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” For more information about Fiesta Days, to sign up for events and to purchase rodeo tickets, visit

2017 marks 75th anniversary of Fiesta Days Rodeo The year 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days rodeo. This world-class event, presented by Mountain View Hospital, will have the world’s top cowboys and cowgirls competing nightly. Held every July as part of Spanish Fork’s Fiesta Days celebration, this PRCA rodeo has had 44 consecutive performance sellouts. The rodeo has become a Gold Member on the Million Dollar Tour of Professional Rodeo. The rodeo will be held at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, 475 S. Main. on July 20, 21, 22 and 24. Pre-show activities begin at 7 p.m. with the rodeo beginning at 8 p.m. Ticket prices for July 20 and 21 are $12.50 for adults, $7 for children and $14.50 for grandstand seating. Ticket prices for July 22 and 24 are $14.50 for adults, $14.50 for children and $17.50 for grandstand seating. To purchase tickets, visit or purchase them in person at the Spanish Fork City Offices, 40 S. Main, Spanish Fork.

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Grant to promote physical, and mental health of residents By Katie England Daily Herald Spanish Fork city officials are hoping to work with community members to help promote active lifestyles, fitness and overall health in the community. The city announced in the summer of 2016 it has been awarded a grant of $225,000 from Intermountain Healthcare, which is being administered by the Utah League of Cities and Towns. The grant will be allocated at $75,000 a year for three years. “The purpose of this is to promote active and healthy living in our community,” said Spanish Fork City Councilman Mike Mendenhall. “We were selected, I believe, for a few different reasons; not just our very good grant application, but for who we are as a city, what we do when problems arise, how we try to come together as a community and solve them.” The grant application from the city cited the Public Health Indicator Based Information System as saying that twothirds of Spanish Fork’s population is overweight or obese, and 41 percent of city residents do not meet the physical activity recommendations assessed by the Utah Department of Health in 2013. The Active and Healthy Communities Grant funds will be administered over a three-year period in order for the city to expand its trail systems and otherwise promote healthy lifestyles. Mendenhall said the long-term plans of the city are to continue supplying $75,000 a year toward the same goals even after the grant funds have been exhausted. The grant application said the city plans to use $60,000 of the grant for mental health services, $60,000 for the community recreation equipment program, $45,000 for existing trail

expansions, $30,000 for recreation program expansion and $30,000 for education programming. The Spanish Fork Healthy Communities Board, which is made up of city officials, local health officials and city residents, will decide on priorities for the grant program. “The funds could greatly expand our current 6.5-mile trail system, taking it deeper into neighborhoods so that the vast majority of residents could access nearly every section of our beautiful city by bike, board or foot, without crossing a city street,” the application said. The grant application says the board feels strongly about using the grant funds to address mental health issues in the

community as well as physical health issues. The application said one possible use for the grant funds would be to offer open-to-the-public counseling from a licensed health professional on a regular basis. The plan would target the most vulnerable residents of the city, according to the application, by allowing easier access to city assets like the library, the Spanish Oaks reservoir, and the senior citizen’s center through expansion of the trail systems. Mendenhall has started a Facebook page called Spanish Fork Active and Healthy Community that he hopes will promote community fitness.


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New 911 dispatch center opened in Sp. Fork By Kurt Hanson Daily Herald There was nothing particularly unique about the phone call taken by a 911 dispatcher at 2:17 a.m. Dec. 7. It was a medical call, similar to scores of other medical calls the dispatch officer had taken. But the dispatch officer was no longer in a dark, cramped office that could easily perpetuate the feeling of claustrophobia. She was in a bright, open office with new technology providing enhanced and improved coverage for the distressed individual. It was the first call received in the new Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District Center now open in Spanish Fork. All Utah County cities except Provo, Orem, Lindon, Pleasant Grove, Springville and Mapleton utilize Utah Valley Dispatch’s services, or about half the county’s population. The dispatch

Jason Reilly dispatches information to police officers on Dec 21, 2016 from the new Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District Center in Spanish Fork.

services center was housed in the Utah County Jail facility for nearly 15 years, but from the time its first call was received, it was never big enough. “The area we were in was about a 3,000-something-square-foot space,” said

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Almost a decade ago, a board of trustees overseeing the special service district identified the need for a larger facility and carefully planned everything behind the new facility. Eight years and $5.5 million later, the new 12,750-square foot center is located just west of the county jail at 3075 N. Main, Spanish Fork. “In the previous facility, the dispatch operations were in the center of the building with no windows, poor lighting, cramped spaces and limits to the training needs,” Mecham said. “This new facility is open and spacious with large windows, good lighting and is very workenvironment friendly.” With the facility being more than four times larger than the old facility, there’s plenty of room for growth for dispatchers as the county population continues to grow. The facility is anticipated to sustain usability for at least 25 years with the possibility of expansion.

“We’ve built this in a way that we can expand this building,” Mecham said. “If there was a need for more space … we can build out easily.” Sixteen work stations are set up, with the potential for seven more stations. The facility even comes with a gym and a comfort-encouraging “quiet room” for particularly stressful days. “Some of the calls they have to take are very stressful or maybe depressing,” said Seth Perrins, a member of the Utah Valley Dispatch board of trustees. “You add all those emotional tolls you have to face … and then (put) them in a place that’s old, inadequate and tight, it’s hard.” Not only do dispatchers get a little more elbow room, their technology has been vastly updated, providing an easier experience for 911 callers who are typically flooded with stress and anxiety. At the end of January, a new 911 management system was released to all dispatch centers in the county. While it will be mostly helpful for the dispatch

officers, it does provide callers with better experiences in case of being misrouted to wrong dispatch centers or other technical errors. “We consider the work that goes on here extremely crucial for the safety of people out in the streets doing what they do,” Perrins said. “The ability that these dispatchers have to effectively communicate and work is of the utmost importance. Having current technology gives these dispatchers and responders that much better of a chance when they go into a dangerous situation.” Additionally, text-to-911 will be available when the new system has been released to every dispatch center. Textto-911 has been proven to be especially crucial in situations where it is too dangerous to call 911. The old dispatch offices in the jail facility, which were leased by the Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District, will go back to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, which will determine their future use.

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Salem City Mayor’s Message As mayor of Salem, I would like to thank the Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce for giving me the opportunity to introduce you to our beautiful community and share some of the highlights we enjoy as Salem citizens. Honored by Safewise, Salem City was again in the top 10 safest cities in Utah. Salem is rapidly growing and becoming home to a fabulous community of people. Over the last several years, we have seen tremendous growth in the population of Salem. We now have three elementary schools, a junior high and our own high school. If you have never visited the community of Salem, you should plan a trip with your family to enjoy the beauty and recreational opportunities found at our beloved Salem Pond. It is a hot spot for the people of our community and our neighbors. Any day of the week you will find families fishing, swimming, feeding the ducks, picnicking, floating on rafts or small boats, or simply resting in the shade of the trees enjoying the breathtaking view of the mountains. Christmastime is a special treat at Salem Pond as residents and visitors come from all over to view the spectacular display of Pond Town Christmas. Pond Town Christmas is made up of floating Christmas trees and lights of every color that blanket the park and surrounding homes. In the summer as part of our Salem Days celebration, families flock to the pond the enjoy the

amazing display of fireworks as they cascade over the water. It is an event that unites the community as they come together to celebrate the hometown they love. Salem is an active community and the citizens love the recreation opportunities available to all residents on a number of levels: soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, dance, volleyball, fishing, tennis, football, horse riding and more. People also love to spend time hiking, biking, jogging, camping and hunting in our beautiful mountains. The recreational opportunities are endless. Although Salem has primarily been a residential community, we have seen consistent growth in our business and commerce opportunities. We have welcomed new restaurants and businesses into our community. The best part about Salem is that it is home. People feel that whether they grew up here or have migrated to our community, it still feels like home. The magnificent mountains, the friendly people and the tight-knit community bring a hometown feel that speaks peace to your soul. I’m grateful for the opportunity that is mine to serve the wonderful people of my community and invite you to come visit Salem - The City of Peace.  Salem Mayor Randy Brailsford

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Salem Days, the annual week-long celebration held in Salem City, will be held Aug. 5 through 12 in 2017. This celebration includes a wide variety of activities including a breakfast in the park, a baby contest and a car show. Two parades are held: the Children’s Parade and the Grand Parade. For the sports enthusiast, a variety of events are held such as the coed softball, golf and kickball tournaments and the Family Fun Run. Competitors are encouraged to get dirty at the Mud Volleyball Tournament held at the Rodeo Arena. Also held at the Rodeo Arena is the Little Buck-a-Roo Rodeo, with little buck-a-roos competing in events such as barrel racing, steer riding and mutton busting. A unique event held during Salem Days is the Cardboard Duct Tape Regatta, which has contestants building boats out of cardboard and duct tape and trying to sail them across Salem Pond. For more information about the 2017 Salem Days celebration, visit www.

Dominic Valente, Daily Herald Competitors enjoy some friendly sport as they play mud volleyball during Salem Days festivities August 6, 2016.

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Salem City Info Mayor: Randy A. Brailsford City Council Members Soren K. Christensen Aaron Cloward Sterling Rees Cristy Simons Craig Warren City Office: 801-423-2770 30 W. 100 South, Salem, UT 84653 Office Hours: Monday -Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to noon Recreation Office: 801-423-1035 Library: 801-423-2622 Police Department: 801-423-2312 Police after hours (non emergency): 801-851-4100 Power Outages (after hours): 801-852-6993


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James the Mormon to perform free concert As part of the 2017 Salem Days celebration and the Salem Summer Family Concert Series, popular rapper James the Mormon will present a free concert on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. on the Salem Hills High School Football Field, 150 Skyhawk Blvd., Salem. There will be open bleacher seating and concessions and food trucks will be onsite. Opening for James the Mormon James the Mormon will be singer Maddie Wilson. James Curran, known as James the Mormon, made huge strides for the Utah rap scene in 2016 when his debut EP, “I’m Not a Rapper,” hit number one on the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap chart. Curran grew up internationally, spending his formative years in faraway places like Russia, China and Maddie Wilson Uzbekistan. He began writing, recording and performing at the age of 17. In his late 20s, Curran began posting his videos on YouTube and soon built a strong following on the strength of singles/videos like “Motivation” and “I Will Never Stop.’ In April of 2016, he issued his first collection of music. Curran donated 50 percent of the profits from “I’m Not a Rapper” to the LDS missionary fund. Maddie Wilson is a young yet experienced professional - an exceptional vocalist, writer and performer and an accomplished musician. She released her new album titled “Lightning Strikes” in July 2015. The album was produced by the extremely talented Brandon Metcalf and crew at Destiny Nashville. All of the songs on the album were written or co-written by Maddie. Maddie's most recent single, "Love Like Theirs," debuted in November 2016 and climbed to number 14 on iTunes' New Country charts as well as reached more than 1.2 million views on her social media channels. “Love Like Theirs” will also be featured on Maddie's upcoming EP, set for a spring 2017 release. 56

Salem plans outdoor concert series Salem City will present its Summer Family Concert Series this year with three Monday evening concerts planned for local residents. All three concerts are free of charge (donations will be accepted) and concessions and food options will be available onsite. The concerts will be as follows: Monday, June 12: Kid Mostly, Erica Gebert and Sea Elephant. Salem Pond Outdoor Stage at 7 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Monday, July 10: Jennah Lee, Colton and Avonlea Simons, and The Steve Halliday Band. Salem Pond Outdoor Stage at 7 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Monday, Aug. 7: James the Mormon and singer Maddie Wilson. Salem Hills High School Football Field at 7 p.m. Open bleacher seating.

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nown as "Summer Spring" by the Indians and "Pond Town" by early settlers, Salem, in Utah County, was finally named after the birthplace of Lyman Curtis to honor his contributions to the community. The Indians appreciated the fact that the local springs bubbled up through sandy soil in a tree-shaded hollow, even in summer. In the spring of 1851, David Fairbanks and David Crockett discovered this same precious asset. Fairbanks had been assigned to Peteetneet Creek (Payson), where he was to become LDS bishop of the town. The two men continued to explore the area and found a large, clear stream flowing through a hollow. They realized that by damming the stream they could conserve the water that flowed out into swamplands. They soon moved their families and built the

first dam, assisted by others from Payson who needed additional farmland. Some crops were harvested that year. Winter and the threat of hostile Indians caused the families to return to Peteetneet, but "Pond Town" had a beginning with the dammed springs. In 1852 the two founders built a second and more secure dam, but by the next year the families had moved to Peteetneet and the new settlement was abandoned. Settlers from nearby Palmyra, fighting drought and alkali salts in the soil, decided to start over at the abandoned Pond Town. George Wilson and his brothers purchased the FairbanksCrockett interest and they, along with eight other families, moved to the area in 1856. During that same year, Lyman Curtis, one of the original company of pioneers to enter Salt Lake Valley, joined in the new development with four of his sons.


In the next few years, two more dams and an irrigation system were developed. Homes were built adjoining one another for protection against Indian attacks. The homes were constructed of adobe brick and lumber from nearby canyons. The fort homes were used until 1870 when the Indian danger had been reduced. Settlers began moving into the town, which was laid out in five-acre blocks. As was common throughout Utah, homes and barns were built inside the town, with fields and grazing area outside. Boys herded cattle on "common grounds." The completion of the Salem Canal in 1869 brought irrigation water from the Spanish Fork River to Salem. Lyman Curtis, who had experience with irrigation in Santa Clara, directed the project to completion. The canal was eight miles long and took two and onehalf years to build. Additional water was brought to the area by the Strawberry

Salem City Valley Irrigation Project, completed in 1916. Popular crops were wheat and other grains, as well as tomatoes and peas for the Del Monte food-processing plant located between Salem and Spanish Fork. Beginning in 1891, sugar beets were grown extensively for the factories throughout Utah Valley. A "beet vacation" allowed boys out of school to assist in harvesting. Many farmers specialized in growing garden produce or in raising poultry. Local ranchers had grazing rights and permits in the nearby national forests, in Strawberry Valley and in privately owned property in Loafer Canyon. In the 19th century, blacksmithing was a much-needed service, and there also were immigrants skilled in masonry, milling and cobblery. Sawmills and shingle mills, molasses-producing factories, creamerie, and confectioneries have supported families and provided for community needs. The LDS Church started a co-op in Salem in the late 1860s; it operated

largely on the barter system until it was discontinued in 1897. Several small stores were operated for short periods of time. In 1908 the Salem Mercantile Company was started by the James Peter Christensen family, which operated it until 1969. For many years the "Merc" used the barter system and issued scrip. In 1946 Melvin R. Hanks started another grocery business on Main Street. Later continued by two sons, this family business also thrived. There were a number of service stations along U.S. Highway 91, and a motel. Through the years the town also had a drugstore, barber shop, and a saloon. A few businesses are still clustered along the highway. The LDS Provo Stake served Pond Town's religious needs until Salem Ward was created in 1877. A red brick church was completed in 1898, remodeled in 1938 and replaced in 1972. The one ward was divided in 1956, and currently there are two local LDS stakes. Education was always important to the settlers, and parents made

arrangements for their children to be taught, first in homes and then in a log schoolroom. Several small buildings were used for school, church, and public meetings until the church meetinghouse was built in 1898; it was followed by a new brick school built in 1907. The "Dream Mine" of John Hyrum Koyle, as well as the pond, became synonymous with Salem. Koyle dreamed of a rich ore mine on the hillside and set out to bring his dream to fruition. Selling shares in the venture, Koyle was able to have a deep shaft dug, but ore was never found. Salem was incorporated as a town in 1886, and 14 presidents and boards of trustees served until 1920, at which time the first mayor began his term in office. Throughout its history, the citizens of Salem have been hard-working, neighborly and flexible, adapting to the changes time has required of them. See: Ted L. Hanks, Summer Spring: An Historical Perspective of Salem, Utah (1990); Emma N. Huff, Memories That Live (1947).

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Recreation listing Dominguez and Escalante Monument

Two Franciscan Friars named Silvestre Valez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio de Dominguez were some of the first explorers to pass through the Spanish Fork area. These priests were in quest of a direct route from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Monterey, California. After traveling down Spanish Fork Canyon, they camped somewhere near the present day city limits on Sept. 23, 1776. A bronze sculpture, sculpted by Avard Fairbanks, depicting the friars and their guide is located in the Spanish Fork City Park, 49 S. Main.

Icelandic Monument/Icelandic Days

In the mid-1800s, Icelanders who had converted to the Mormon faith made the long journey from their homeland to Utah, where they settled in Spanish Fork. This created the first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States, and today the city is the oldest continuous Icelandic settlement in North America. In recognition of its Icelandic heritage, the city is home to the Icelandic Monument, a light house located at 800 E. Canyon Road that was dedicated in 1938. Each year in June, the Icelandic Association of Utah sponsors the Icelandic Days celebration in Spanish Fork. Events include speakers, food booths and children’s activities. The 2016 Icelandic Days will be held June 24-26.

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple

The beautiful cream-colored Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, which features intricate architectural details, shines like a jewel on a hill located between the communities of Spanish Fork and Salem. Built to serve Utah County’s Hindu population, the temple annually hosts the Western Hemisphere’s largest Holi festival, with thousands gathering to celebrate by throwing colored powder into the air. Other festivals are held throughout the year as well along with art displays, weddings and other events, yoga and meditation classes and public worship services.The grounds include a beautiful koi pond with lotus flowers blooming throughout the summer months as well as an animal farm with peacocks, llamas and miniature cows. The temple is also known for its annual Llama Fest. It is located at 8628 S. State Road, Spanish Fork.

Spanish Fork Family History Center

The Spanish Fork Family History Center, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is dedicated to

providing education and support for the family history community in the Spanish Fork area. The center is open to the public and its resources are available for use free of charge. Trained volunteers are available during center hours and by appointment to help visitors. A variety of classes are held at the center each month centering on various aspects of genealogy work, including familiarizing patrons with Internet tools. Groups can make appointments to receive instruction at the center. The center is located at 420 S. Main, Spanish Fork.

Spanish Oaks Reservoir

Open from early spring through late fall, the Spanish Oaks Reservoir and its surrounding area offer swimming, fishing, camping, playgrounds and more, meaning plenty of opportunities for all ages to have fun in the outdoors. The concrete reservoir has a sandy beach and swimmers are welcome. It’s also a destination for anglers as the reservoir is regularly stocked with fish. Picnic areas, including pavilions, are nearby as are play areas for children, a walking path and restrooms. The reservoir is perched on a hill above Spanish Fork at 2931 S. Spanish Oaks Drive, giving visitors a spectacular view of Utah County.

Spanish Oaks Golf Course

Spanish Oaks is an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course with a driving range, putting greens, a practice bunker, a full service pro shop and a snack bar with catering options. The course is a Mountain/Traditional style with Pencross Greens, Bent Grass Rough and Bent Grass Fairways. The layout of the golf course was designed by two-time U.S. Open and Masters Champion Billy Casper. Located at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon at 2300 E. Powerhouse Road, golfers can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Spanish Oaks is operated by Spanish Fork City.

Spanish Oaks Campground

This campground is open for use daily throughout the year and for overnight camping from April 1 through Oct. 31. Located at 2939 S. Spanish Oaks Drive, the area has a pavilion, restrooms and picnic tables. Nearby is the Spanish Oaks Reservoir and a variety of trails.

Canyon View RV Park

This park provides 24 RV stalls with water and power hookups; a disposal station is also on site. Picnic tables are also available. The nearby Canyon View Park offers a playground, pavilions, restrooms and athletic fields. The RV park is located at 3300 E. Powerhouse Road.



Spanish Fork Community Pool

Spanish Fork Disc Golf Course

Located at 199 N. 300 West in Spanish Fork, this facility includes an outdoor pool, a 150-foot water slide, a concessions stand, a splash pad, three sand volleyball courts, a small basketball court, horse shoe pits and a pavilion for picnics and parties. The pool opens Memorial Day weekend and closes on Labor Day.

Spanish Fork City has an 18-hole disc golf course at 1251 S. 3450 East. The park is open from 8 a.m. to dusk and has both amateur and pro tees.

Spanish Fork North Park

This park is loaded with family amenities from a traditional play ground with a very cool climbing maze to a new splash pad that is sure to cool anyone down on a hot summer day. There is also a small pavilion located in the west of the park, 2 shade structures for the hot summer days, and also a large pavilion that can be rented and holds up to 320 people.

Spanish Fork Bark Park

New to Spanish Fork is the Bark Park, a park open to all dogs and dog lovers. This park made up of two two-acre parcels is located on the northwest corner of Spanish Fork Junior High School on 600 East.

Spanish Fork Gun Club

Spanish Fork Canyon

The Spanish Fork Gun Club was organized in 1972 by a small group of volunteers. Through their efforts and the continued time, effort and dedication of more volunteers along the way, the gun club has grown to be one of the finest shooting facilities in the country. The gun club is located near the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon overlooking beautiful Utah Valley. Because of its unique setting and the high visibility of its targets, people come to the Spanish Fork Gun Club from all over the United States to shoot great scores. Membership is $20 per year and provides discounts on practice rounds and reloading supplies.

Spanish Fork Canyon offers many recreational opportunities from camping and hiking to picnicking and enjoying the scenic drive, especially during the fall when the canyon is bright with autumn colors.

Spanish Fork River Park

This park, located at the confluence of Diamond Fork with the Spanish Fork River in Spanish Fork Canyon, offers spaces for overnight camping and individual picnicking pavilions on a first come, first served basis. Children can enjoy the playground, while all can explore area trails and even fish in the Spanish Fork River. Potable water is available as are restroom facilities.

Loafer View Recreation Complex Located at 600 E. Salem Canal Road, this large facility boasts multiple baseball fields and a soccer field.

Spanish Fork Sports Park

Salem Pond

Lovers of sports can find a large variety of opportunities to play at the Spanish Fork Sports Park. This large park includes seven softball fields, a baseball field, batting cages, seven soccer fields, tennis courts, two pavilions, a walking path and a playground. The park annually hosts The Big Slam, the largest accelerated girls softball tournament in Utah, as well as state high school softball championships and baseball playoffs. The park is located at 295 W. Volunteer Drive, Spanish Fork.

Salem Pond has long been central to the city of Salem; the area was once known to early settlers as Pond Town. Located at 200 W. 300 South, the large pond is surrounded by a park where visitors can enjoy activities such as birdwatching and picnicking. There is a playground and a sandy beach as well as a walking path and a beautiful arched bridge that provides a picturesque view of the area. Salem Pond is considered one of Utah’s urban fisheries with likely catches including rainbow trout, channel catfish and largemouth bass. Various city activities occur at the pond including the Cardboard Duct Tape Regatta held during the annual Salem Days celebration. This event has teams constructing boats out of cardboard and duct tape and competing with each other to sail across the pond. The Salem Days Fireworks are also held at the pond. At Christmas time, Salem presents Pond Town Christmas at the pond, with Christmas trees ablaze with lights floating on the water.

Spanish Fork Skate Park

Located at 491 S. 600 East, this park provides skateboard enthusiasts with a place to hone their skills and have a great time. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. The use of protective equipment (including helmets, wrist guards and knee and elbow pads) is strongly recommended. 65


ISAAC HALE, Daily Herald Heston Freeland holds onto his sheep while it charges into the arena August 18, 2016, during the mutton busting event at the Utah County Fair Rodeo in Spanish Fork.

Spanish Fork hosts Utah County Fair Each year, Spanish Fork City serves as host to the Utah County Fair, a four-day celebration of local crafts and talents and good old-fashioned fun. The fair is held at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, 475 S. Main. This year’s fair will be held from Wednesday to Saturday, Aug. 16-19. Local gardeners and crafters from

throughout the county enter their produce and creations for judging and display at the fair. There is a category for everyone to enter, from clothing and handwork to the fine arts, photography, quilts, foods and canning, and floriculture. Spectators can enjoy a variety of horse shows and a small animals show.

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Advanced Spinal Care 205 North Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2515 Ainge, Rick CPA 204 E 400 N, #B Salem, UT 84653 801-798-3539

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Allstate Insurance 1125 Expressway Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3525

Ameritrue Real Estate & Management 65 W 200 N #3 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-473-1127

Academy Mortgage 324 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-804-5020

Altitude Homes 1491 E 1820 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-232-7145

April James Interiors 49 E 1000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7171

Achiever Preschool 1200 E Canyon Rd Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8102

America First Credit Union 187 E 1000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-223-3972

Aria Salon on Main 162 N Main S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-471-9554

Advanced Family Eyecare 57 E 1000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-5341

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Blaine Hone Excavating, Inc. 5182 W 6300 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-0210

Cafe Rio 782 N 800 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-930-6010

Cascade Concrete, LLC 846 N 1200 E Mapleton, UT 84660 801-420-1810

Beehive Homes of Spanish Fork, Salem & Payson 858 E 100 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-360-4118

Blue Chameleon Branding/Payson Trophy & Gift 1175 E 100 N #102 Payson, UT 84651 801-465-2551

Canyon Dental Clinic PC 665 East 300 South Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8496

Central Bank 1 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7481

Canyon Foot & Ankle 478 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-609-4743

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Canyon View Medical Group 325 West Center Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7301

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Capital Community Bank 549 N State Rd. 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-794-7200

Child’s Health and Dancewear 125 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7119

Caras Ranch 7223 S 3200 W Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2503

Chillon Reception Center 710 E Center St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3006

Cary’s Designs Floral 245 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-1850

Circle V Meats 609 West Arrowhead Trail Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3081

Berkshire Hathaway Elite Real Estate 240 S Main St Salem, UT 84653 801-735-5583

Bobby Lawrence Karate 832 E. Expressway Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3000

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Boswell & Elder Construction, Inc 566 S 500 W Provo, UT 84663 801-377-5776

Big Bratt Boutique 325 N Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-735-8357

Brand Makers 464 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-853-8263

Big O Tires of Spanish Fork 570 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9827

C-A-L Ranch Stores 950 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-2810

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Costco Wholesale 273 E 1000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-504-9530

Dickerson Automotive 34 W 1900 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-9385

Cowboy Donuts 1306 E Center St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-416-0800

Doug Smith Spanish Fork 1341 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7431

Creative Signs and Graphics 175 E 800 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9892

Dr. Aaron Cloward DMD 83 W 900 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-1834

Malawi’s Pizza 521 E. 1000 N. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-890-7780

Dream Woods Inc 5457 Varenna St Herriman, UT 84096 801-735-6162

Daily Herald 86 N University Ave Suite 300 Provo, UT 84601 801-344-2540

Dry Cleaning & Beyond 3583 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7136

Denny’s 592 E Kirby Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7019

Duane Hales & Sons INC 817 S Foxhill Dr Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-372-1150

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CHAMBER DIRECTORY Eric’s Plumbing and Drain Cleaning PO Box 1284 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-852-5651

Gunnerson Dental 33 W 300 S Payson, UT 84651 801-465-3233

Hermes Crossfit 2050 N 281 W Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-960-6881

Intermountain Farmers Association 250 W Arrowhead Trail Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7418

Esplin Eye Center 59 S 400 W Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3937

H&R Block 295 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-0306

Holcer & Company 482 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-400-1844

Intermountain Physical Therapy & Rehab 820 E Expressway Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-357-0333

Esprit de Corp 1211 E Expressway Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-9697

H2 Hobble Creek LLC 430 S 400 W Springville, UT 84663 801-489-8521

Houck Financial 136 W Cove Drive Elk Ridge, UT 80100 801-471-1322

Express Mobile Phone Repair 137 E 1000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-717-5459

Habitat for Humanity ReStore 253 Arrowhead Trail Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-369-1950

HouseMappers 735 W 1590 S Payson, UT 84651 801-609-8565

Fast Gas #1 (Salem) 84 E State Road 198 P.O Box 906 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-1255

Healing Points Acupuncture 885 N 200 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-376-4527

HRC Climate Services 1896 E 1700 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-373-9440

Health Can Be Simple, Inc. 1202 S 2910 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-356-3181

Huhot Mongolian Grill 693 N 920 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-5528

Heart N Soul 3527 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-1084

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Hearthstone Manor 1424 S 1700 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-768-1500

Integra Realty 1655 S 1760 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-369-7711

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Legal Shield Independent Associate 1332 S 730 W Payson, UT 84651 801-850-7781

Maple Creek Home Health and Hospice 290 W Center St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-5333

Mercedes-Benz of Lindon 530 S Lindon Park Dr Lindon, UT 84042 801-404-4320

Kneader’s 531 E 1000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-423-5500

LEI Consulting Engineers 3302 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-0555

Masons & Co. 563 S 100 E Salem, UT 84653 801-360-6873

MILLER TRAILER SALES 950 E 800 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7447

Kona Ice 1657 N 400 W Orem, UT 84057 801-228-0058

Life Balance 1190 N Main St Springville , UT 84663 801-489-8094

Massage Works 265 N Main St #105 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-885-3606

MLH Heating & Cooling 701 N Mitchell Drive Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-850-4589

LDS Self-Reliance Services 1672 W 700 S Springville, UT 84663 801-491-7379

Local Cheddar 332 S 100 W Payson, UT 84651 801-609-7173

Mathnasium 926 N 700 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-566-0111

MotoXperts LLC 1163 Expressway Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-318-6213

Leavitt Insurance 199 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7343

LuLu’s Crafty Corner 332 S 100 W Payson, UT 84651 801-609-8231

McKell Christiansen & Wise PLLC 642 E Kirby Lane, Suite 105 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9000

Mountain America Credit Union 891 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-0333

Legacy House of Spanish Fork 1449 E 150 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-892-2000

Macey’s 187 E 1000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9803

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CHAMBER DIRECTORY Mountain View Hospital 1000 E 100 N Payson, UT 84651 801-465-7000

Nathan and Sons Lawn Care, LLC 2454 E 1035 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-471-6463

New Concept Louvers Inc. 1185 N State Road 51 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-489-0614

Outback Graphics 490 W 300 S Salem, UT 84653 801-423-2625

Mountainland Applied Technology College (MATC) 2301 Ashton Blvd Lehi, UT 84043 801-753-6282

Nature’s Sunshine Products 2500 W Executive Pkwy Ste 500 Lehi, UT 84043 801-341-7900

Nexeo HR 887 E 100 N Ste 3 Payson, UT 84651 801-658-4700

Outlook Apartments 664 S 2600 W Springville, UT 84664 801-844-1142

Neal’s RV Center 1755 N State St Orem, UT 84057 801-221-1882

Oldroyd Sports & Family Chiropractic 800 N 100 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2482

Pacific Horizon Credit Union PO Box 166 Springville, UT 84663 801-615-7234

Nebo Economic Summit 40 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8352

Optimized Health Plans 457 N Main St, Suite C Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-404-0560

Paperback Book Exchange 44 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9013

Nebo Financial Services 149 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8666

Osmond Realty 212 S Main St, #1 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-1200

Paradox Entertainment 45 N 400 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-358-8134

Nebo School District 350 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-354-7400

Our Town Directories PO Box 159 Payson, UT 84651 877-465-4161

Paul Tom’s Academy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 1012 N Market Place Dr Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-376-0395

Movie Night 230 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 385-985-4401 Mr Grill @ Subzero Ice Cream & Yogurt 788 N 800 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7159 MVP Sports 72 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3587 My Sister’s Closet 266 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2216



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CHAMBER DIRECTORY Peak Orthodontics 407 E 1000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-804-5676

Questar Gas 1640 N Mountain Springs Pkwy Springville, UT 84663 801-853-7400

Rhadcliff Group - Home & Health Expo 298 N 900 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-372-3300

Rocket Rebellion 168 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-5301

Pediatric Dental Care 497 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2100

Quick Quack Car Wash 376 E 1000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 888-722-2792

Rise, Prioritize, & Organize LLC 657 N 400 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-1604

Rocky’s American Car Care 375 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2144

Precision Medical Urgent Care and Family Practice 65 W 200 N #7 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-375-2207

Raincheck Corporation 671 N State St Orem, UT 84057 801-798-9333

RK Creative Studio & Consulting 166 N. Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-850-2242

Rogers Center For Dentistry 741 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-8344

Reams Western Outfitters 160 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3156

RM Davis Construction, Inc. 237 N 700 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-372-2941

Rotary Club of Spanish Fork PO Box 491 Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Red Rock FInancial 1190 N Main St #16 springville, UT 84663 801-491-4175

Robarge Collision, Inc. 570 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-1967

Revere Health 1055 N 500 W Provo, UT 84604 801-812-5445

Rock Canyon Bank 99 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-426-0140

Precision Vision 482 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-504-6448 Presidio Real Estate - South County 642 N Kirby Lane Suite #104 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-836-4348 Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate 574 S. State St Orem, UT 84058 801-960-4950

S.C. Paralegal and Notary Services 2639 E 1620 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 Salem Chevron 390 N State Road 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-1777



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CHAMBER DIRECTORY Salem City Corporation PO Box 901 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-2770

Sego Lily Soap 122 N Main St. Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-792-3050

Shepherds Carpet and Furniture 1327 N 200 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8777

Skiba Auto Repair 635 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-2286

Salem City Representative Council Member Cristy Simons 30 W 100 S Salem, UT 84653 801-423-2770

Segway 136 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-6262

Sierra Dental 826 N 100 E #5 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-0061

Smith Auto Company 2534 N 200 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3553

Send Out Cards 4800 S 3151 W Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-368-4211

Simco Electric, Inc. PO Box 1305 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-7928

SML Construction 216 W 300 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-372-3590

Serve Daily 198 S Main St, Suite #8 Springville, UT 84663 801-477-6845

Simplified Healthcare 415 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 435-225-2256

Snyder’s Chem/Dry Carpet Cleaning 387 N 200 W Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2882

Servpro of Provo 967 W 240 N Lindon, UT 84042 801-358-3792

Sip-N 109 E 300 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9613

SofTek Engineering, LLC 1251 E 410 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-318-3928

Shear Indulgence Spa N Salon 1348 E Center St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-0365

Siro’s Placee LLC 575 N State Road 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-6461

South Utah Valley Animal Shelter 582 W 3000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-851-4080

Salem Smiles Family Dentistry 601 N State Road 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-7969 Sapa 1550 N Kirby Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8730 Sean Nobmann PC 198 S Main St #209 Springville, UT 84663 855-884-3466 Security Insurance Agency 290 N Main Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3500


CHAMBER DIRECTORY Stonehaven Dental 685 N 920 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3567

Susan’s Hair Design 293 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9668

Strike One Youth Baseball 309 E 900 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-787-0786

Syd’s Kettle Corn 2073 E 1530 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-369-6921

Spanish Fork Channel 17 65 S 630 W Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2877

Strong Family Dentistry 128 W 900 N Suite A Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-2254

Tabitha’s Way Thrift Store & Food Pantry 140 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-830-3951

Spanish Fork Chiropractic & Accident Rehabilitation 757 E 800 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-980-0432

Summit Motorsports LLC 570 S Main St, Suite 1 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-405-7433

Spanish Fork City Corporation 40 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-5000

Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 642 E Kirby Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9500

Spanish Fork City Council 40 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7196

Susan Barber 715 Scenic Drive Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-735-7743

Spanish Fork Auto Supply 855 S Main St PO Box 743 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8668 Spanish Fork Chamber of Commerce 40 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8352

The Big Tees 151 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-396-9024 The Dug Out 866 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7499 The Health Insurance Center, Inc. 33 N 1600 W Mapleton, UT 84664 801-400-6473

Spanish Fork City Golf Course 2300 E Powerhouse Road Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-804-4653 Spanish Fork Farmer’s Market 40 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8352 Spanish Fork Oil-N-Go,Valvoline Express Care of Spanish Fork 828 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8510 Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Spanish Fork Chamber 40 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8352 Photos courtesy of Allyssia B. Photography

State Farm/Lance Wilson 220 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9288

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Stokes 795 N State Road 198 Salem, UT 84663 801-504-6021 Stone Drug 159 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8611 75

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CHAMBER DIRECTORY The Joint Chiropractic 409 E 1000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-894-9110

Tonys Window Cleaning 2693 E 1600 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-362-8793

TURN Community Services 1620 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-376-6844

Utah Valley Animal Rescue, Inc. 5182 W 6300 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-380-3907

The Local Pages 4910 W Amelia Earhart Dr, Ste #1 Salt Lake City, UT 84116 888-249-6920

Tractor Supply 326 N State Road 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-7978

Turning Point Dance Studio 552 N Slant Road Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3288

Utah Valley Magazine 1849 S 1600 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-376-2497

The Ridge at Spanish Fork 1476 W Elk View Cir Mapleton, UT 84664 801-368-7576

Trapnell Orthodontics 89 W 900 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8343

Uinta Recreation 3283 S 600 E Daniel, UT 84032 801-361-0443

Utah Valley Powersports 135 N 2000 W Springville, UT 84663 801-491-4242

Thomas Orthodontics 424 N State Road 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-3030

Travel Passport PO Box 1336 Salem, UT 84653 801-423-1081

Union Home Mortgage 622 N 900 E #1 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-845-3063

Utah Valley Regional Medical Cr 1034 N 500 W Provo, UT 84601 801-357-7611

Timberline Development & Construction LLC PO Box 403 Nephi, UT 84648 435-851-1752

Traxion Supply Co. 120 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-420-8989

United Way of Utah County PO Box 135 Provo , UT 84604 801-691-5310

Valley Chiropractic & Wellness 729 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-894-9633

Triple T Plumbing, Heating & Air 1550 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7711

Utah Avenue Insurance 332 S 100 W Payson, UT 84651 801-609-8699

Venture Crew 1532 1386 E 600 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7611

Title West Title Company 212 S Main St #2 Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-3155


CHAMBER DIRECTORY Walmart Supercenter Spanish Fork 1206 N Canyon Creek Pkwy Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-361-9389

Western Inn 632 Kirby Lane Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9400

Wildflower Art Studios 1274 E Center St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-404-8583

Young Hearing 528 N Main St Springville, UT 84663 801-489-7948

Walker Mortuary 187 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-2169

Western Paving Inc PO Box 490 Springville, UT 84663 801-319-9919

Windy’s Winds 551 S 1650 E Spanish Fork, UT 84660 928-774-8442

Zions First National Bank 190 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8683

Walker Productions 351 E 720 S Orem, UT 84058 801-472-7467

Western Piping & Supply 3474 W 7900 S Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-420-0209

Women in Business South Utah County 40 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-8352

Zuwire Fitness 583 N State Road 198 Salem, UT 84653 801-504-6430

Wells Fargo Bank 251 E 1000 N Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-3522

Western States Insurance 85 E Center St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7461

Workforce Services 1185 N Chappel Dr Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-794-6600

ZZZ Pawn Shop 189 N Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-7444

Wendy’s - Integrity Food Group, LLC 866 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-9999

Wiggy Wash #2 1662 W 500 S Springville, UT 84663 801-798-6170

WPA Architecture 475 N Freedom Blvd Provo, UT 84601 801-374-0800

West Mountain Wheat Farms 1153 River Rock Rd Spanish Fork , UT 84660

Wiggy Wash Full Service and Express Detail Center 794 S Main St Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-798-6170

XPO Logistics 457 N Main St Suite A Spanish Fork, UT 84660 801-360-4374

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