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table of contents Mayor’s Message.............................................Page 6

Family Holiday Event at Mountain

Schedule of Events...........................................Page 8

Point Medical Center......................................Page 22

Message from the Chair ..................................Page 9

Stonehaven Dental to Offer Free Exams........Page 24

The Norby Family............................................ Page 10

Holiday Parade ..............................................Page 25

The Robison Family........................................Page 12

Square Dance.................................................Page 25

The Welker Family .........................................Page 14

Message from the Chamber ..........................Page 26

Family-Friendly Business of the Year:

Health Tips - Dr. Paul Baird.............................Page 27

Chick-fil-A.......................................................Page 16

Family Week Thanks to Our Donors................Page 28

Motivational Speaker Sam Payne...................Page 18

City Proclamation to the Family......................Page 28

Youth Choir to Perform....................................Page 20

Valuable Local Coupons.................................Page 29

Our Nation’s Foundation: Families..................Page 21

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mayor’s message Lehi Family Week is a wonderful thing to celebrate. It gives us a chance to reflect on the blessings of life and the blessings of those around us. No matter where we live or how far from home we travel, we always know that someone is waiting and praying for us. It really doesn’t matter if you have a large family, a small family, or don’t have a blood relative to be found. Someone somewhere does care for you. You can count on that! It may be family, a neighbor, a friend, or someone across town. Each of us should take the time to share that kind of relationship with someone in our community. Both friends and family can bring peace of mind and feelings of love. I would hope that every citizen $

in our community and in surrounding communities will take the opportunity to attend the Lehi Family Week activities. They provide a chance to strengthen the values we have and the blessing in our lives. Let’s not forget that family is about a relationship, not a blood line. So take a neighbor and enjoy the wholesome activities that will be going on all week. Take a look at the schedule; you’re sure to find plenty to do and enjoy. Memories are made up of the things we do and who we do them with, not the things we forgot to do or wish we had done. Come to all the events and tell them you are a guest of the mayor. Let’s love more, forgive more, do more, appreciate what we have, stop worrying about

what we want, and be grateful that we have a community who cares about each other and our families. Gratefully your Mayor, Bert Wilson

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lehi family week 2017 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Lehi Family Week Kick-off Night including: • Lehi Family Week Outstanding Families & Business Recognition • Lehi Family Week Youth Choir • Lehi Family Week Speaker: Sam Payne

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Jack and Jill’s Lanes: Bowling and laser tag (6-9 p.m.)BOGO + Up to 2 topping pizzas for $10, 24 oz. drink for $1 a person Thanksgiving Point: • $5 discount to the Museum of Ancient Life, and the Museum of Natural Curiosity • $5 per table discount to the Harvest Restaurant for lunch or dinner • Residents must show ID for discount. Cahoots Fitness: (6 a.m.) Free HIIT and Weights (High Intensity Interval Training) fitness class for moms only. (8:10 a.m.) Free Sculpt & Burn

schedule of events fitness class and (10:35am) Ballet Barre fitness class for Moms and Movement Preschool or Baby Steps class for kids 5 and under (Reserve a spot at: http://www. cahootsfitness.com/try-a-free-class. html). Lehi Pieology: (only 11 a.m.-9 p.m.) Create your own personalized pizza for $5. Original crust (Mention family week to receive offer) Lehi Jamba Juice: (7 a.m.-10 p.m.) $1 smoothie for the price of a regular sized smoothie. (Mention family week to receive offer)

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Hutchings Museum: (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) Half price admission Mountain Point Medical Center Hospital: • Pictures & Pancakes with Santa (4 -7 p.m.): $3/ person or $10/family, • Storytime with Mrs. Claus • Free Santa picture

• Crafts and much more fun. Cahoots Fitness: (6 a.m.) Free High Fitness class for moms only. (8:10 a.m.) Free Yoga fitness class and (10:35am) High Fitness class for Moms and Movement Preschool or Baby Steps class for kids 5 and under. (Reserve a spot at: http://www. cahootsfitness.com/try-a-free-class. html). Lehi Pieology: (only 11 a.m.-9 p.m.) Create your own personalized pizza for $5. Original crust (Mention family week to receive offer) Lehi Jamba Juice: (7 a.m.-10 p.m.) $1 smoothie for the price of a regular sized smoothie. (Mention family week to receive offer)

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR I am a grandmother! Yes, I know I don’t look a day over 30 but it’s true! My eldest daughter and her husband had a baby boy in July! He weighed 4 pounds 11 ozs - 3 weeks premature. He now weighs over 11 pounds! I share this announcement because that little baby boy is the center of our attention! Everyone waits to hold him (must have clean hands) and we realize his face and body are filling out and he’s beginning to smile and recognize our faces. There’s something about that new addition that binds our family together! It’s JOY! We love him dearly and know his future will be bright. Our family has been so blessed - not only with the birth of our grandson, but with the marriage of two more daughters. We have scored in the sons-in-law department and feel very fortunate that our daughters have chosen wonderful spouses! I want to thank my amazing committee: Cindy Sloan, Melanie Hansen, Wendy Shoop, Josh Walker, Dann Goff and Susan Brown for all the time they’ve sacrificed to make this week-long city celebration such a fun time for you and your family! We also want to thank Monica Bennett and Bonnie Slade for directing and accompanying the Lehi Family Week Youth Choir! Such amazing talent in Lehi! We live in a beautiful area and in such a supportive community! I hope you count your blessings this

Thanksgiving and make sure you put Family and Lehi at the top of your list. Life has its challenges - cherish your family. Don’t take your spouse for granted! Express gratitude for the thoughtful things they do to make you happy. Love your children and tell them how blessed you are to be their Mom or Dad! Put away your phones and talk with your children - it’s the time you spend with them they’ll remember most! We welcome your volunteer help - please contact Melanie Hansen at the Lehi City office for specifics. Happy Thanksgiving! Heather Miller - 2017 Family Week Chairman

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THE NORBY FAMILY Traumatic attack brings Lehi family closer People often want life to be like a pleasant, sunny, 80-degree day: perfect and beautiful. In reality, however, storms blow through, bringing trials and difficulties. Richard Norby of Lehi knew this while lying on the floor of the Brussels, Belgium, airport, his left leg and foot shattered by a terrorist’s bomb. He also knew that God prepares people for these trials. “So laying on the floor of the airport, I didn’t have to ask myself well, where’s God now, we’re out serving Him and this happens,” Norby said. “That wasn’t an issue for me. In fact, the thing that I knew most at that time was that He was aware of me and the others, the other (LDS) missionaries and the other people, He was aware of us and knew where we were and knew what we were feeling. So if He knew that, I didn’t have to worry about where He was. I knew where He was.” Richard and his wife, Pam, were serving in the France Paris Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints when Richard gave three other young missionaries a ride to the airport. They were in the terminal when a terrorist detonated a suitcase bomb nearby. It was the morning of March 22, 2016.

Richard was burned over 35 percent of his body and suffered many shrapnel wounds. He lost most of the soft tissue on his left leg below the knee. Now, 20 months after the attack, Richard is still under a doctor’s care but said most of his wounds have healed and he can walk around fairly well. He is still receiving treatment to heal some bed sores that appeared during the weeks his foot was kept immobile. Despite the trauma of the whole experience, the Norby family has been brought closer through it. “It is a tremendous bonding experience,” Richard said about trials such as his. “We’ve always been close as a family, but it strengthened our faith. Our devotion to God has always been a family affair, but it’s been strengthened now. The family is paramount in our life …. This was just another strengthening episode.” The Norbys’ son Jason and daughter Chelsea flew to Belgium two days after the accident and stayed for more than a week. Their daughters Tiffany and Brittany came later to help their mother Pam pack and prepare to return to Utah. Another daughter, Chalese, was unable to go because she was fulfilling other family commitments.

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In addition to their own immediate family, the Norbys have experienced the love and service of their LDS ward families through Richard’s injury and convalescence. Members of the Brussels ward they had been attending rallied to help out in many ways. The Norbys lived in Lehi before they left on their mission, and members of their Lehi ward were quick to visit and provide other help when the Norbys returned to Utah even though they were living in a Salt Lake City apartment in order to be closer to medical treatment. Their original Lehi home, which they moved into in

June of 2006, was eventually sold because it had stairs that would be difficult for Richard to navigate. The couple loves Lehi, however, and after their time in Salt Lake City they moved into a Lehi apartment. Just a few weeks ago, they moved into a Lehi home next door to their son. Members of their son’s ward - now their ward - have already been serving them. Richard said he has made a list titled “Lessons I’ve Learned from Brussels.” One of those lessons is based on an Arab proverb: “Too much sun makes a desert.” Scriptures tell of people having to cross the wilderness to reach the promised land, he said, and teaching one such story in seminary once prompted Norby to write his thoughts on a sticky note and paste it inside his scriptures. The words say: “The storms aren’t always stilled. At times He prepares me against the storms. He could breeze me to the promised land, but instead he prepares me to withstand the storms.” “If you compare a desert with Hawaii, you realize that the storm clouds and the winds and the rain are what cause the flowers to blossom and the trees to grow,” Richard said. In addition to their five children, the Norbys have 16 grandchildren.

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the robison family Family, service important to the Robisons While Wayne and Dianne Robison of Lehi were raising their eight children, everything they did centered around family. “I believe that family is everything, that we do our best to raise confident, happy children to be adults, good citizens, and we make our best effort to have that happen,” Dianne Robison said. “We just feel like we love them and we wanted them to have the best secure and happy life that we could, so we tried to make that happen.” From the beginning of their life in Lehi, the Robisons had a certain lifestyle in mind for their family. They moved in 1990 from a small property Bakersfield, Calif., to 1.3acre lot in Lehi where they built a home and kept farm animals such as cows and sheep. This was before Lehi’s development explosion, and the area was rural and quiet. “We just wanted a place for our kids to be able to play wild and free,” Dianne said. The children attended Lehi schools and all graduated from Lehi High School. Wayne worked at an oil refinery in Salt Lake City and Dianne was a stay-at-home mom. She studied teaching in college and while she never

completed the degree, she utilized what she had learned in the home. Over the years, Wayne and Dianne have served the Lehi community in many capacities. They’ve helped with fundraisers and Scouting activities and served as part of their local school’s PTA. They are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have served in various callings in the church, including working with missionaries at the Provo Missionary Training Center for five years while Wayne was in a branch presidency there. They currently serve as temple workers in the Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple. Earlier in their marriage, Wayne worked as a police officer in Pleasant Grove and he once served as a city councilman in Cedar Hills. They made sure to include their children in service while they were growing up. From the time the children were young, the Robison family has done a service project around Christmastime; their efforts have included making blankets for a veterans home and doing Sub-for-Santa projects. They also sought out service opportunities during the rest of the year for the whole family to participate in such as working at homeless

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shelters or doing quiet service behind the scenes without the other family’s knowledge. “We wanted them to look outside of their own selves and see that there were so many people in the world

that had less than they did and help them to develop a feeling of gratitude and responsibility to care for others, that we’re all part of a human family and it’s our responsibility to care for one another,” Dianne said. While they prefer not to be the leaders of a project, they are very good “worker bees,” Dianne said, and people know they can ask the Robisons for help. “We just feel a great sense of gratitude for our lives and all the things that we’ve had and been able to do and the blessing of family,” she said. “We just feel it’s important for us to do our part to make the world a better place and do the best we can.”

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the welcker family Welckers work to benefit children’s future Professionally, both Mark and Molina Welcker work to benefit the city of Lehi through promoting it to businesses and visitors and helping the community grow and be the best it can be. However, this work also influences their family life as they hope to create a community where their children can go to school, get great jobs and raise their own families. “You’re planting a seed for your kids’ future,” Mark Welcker said. “You’re teaching them to love and understand how blessed they are to live in this area because it really is an amazing place to live.” Mark Welcker works as president and CEO of the Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce, which serves the communities of Lehi, Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain. Under his leadership, the Lehi chamber has won six awards from the Utah State Chamber of Commerce in areas ranging from Best Community Partnership to Fastest Growing Chamber and Best Weekly Communication. When he took the Lehi chamber position five years ago, the chamber only had about 80 members. That number has risen to about 225 members today and continues to increase.

With the Lehi population booming and major corporations locating in the area, “We’ve really had a great opportunity to grow just because of what’s been going on around us,” Mark said. Molina Welcker has spent the last two decades as director of conferences and catering at Thanksgiving Point. She oversees more than 1,300 events annually there, which include everything from large corporate events and company parties to weddings and small get-togethers. She’s hosted visitors and dignitaries including the governor of Utah, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and political figures Mitt and Ann Romney and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. “She (Molina) grew up here and so she absolutely just loves Lehi,” Mark said. Molina attended Lehi Elementary School and graduated from Lehi High School. She attended Brigham Young University studying photography and food science and obtained the job as a director at Thanksgiving Point at age 21. Mark grew up in Highland, graduated from American Fork High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in

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Mark & Molina Welcker Family business management at Utah Valley University. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Nashville, Tenn., and was self-employed for many years as a loan officer and mortgage broker. Then a friend suggested Mark apply for the chamber job, and Mark decided to go for it. Molina and Mark met while Mark was working as an account manager for Wonder Bread and Hostess products and made deliveries to Kohler’s in Lehi where Molina worked in the deli. Early in their marriage, Mark tried to convince her to move out of northern Utah County - just for a while - but Molina insisted they remain in the area she loved. The Welckers now have two children: Thomas, 13, and Ethan, 8. Both attend American Heritage School in American Fork where they sing with their school’s chorus, and both have been playing guitar since age 5. Thomas also runs cross country and has been involved in 4-H and Scouting. He has a strong interest in community service, having spent more than 200 hours working on projects such as cutting out Christmas stockings for newborn babies at Mountain Point Medical Center and mentoring other children through a program at Thanksgiving Point. Ethan is in a reading club at school and loves to go out and make friends. Molina has spent many hours volunteering at her children’s school, and she and Mark served as volunteers during the 2002 Olympics. “I think you have a responsibility to give back to something that you’ve benefited from,” Mark said. “Both Molina and I have benefited so much from growing up in this area … so because I benefited from that and she did too, we feel like we have an obligation to give back. It’s just part of being a good citizen, a good resident of the area.”

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family friendly business of the year Chick-fil-A a long-time supporter of Lehi community Dusty Pyne opened his Lehi Pointe Chick-fil-A restaurant just two months ago, but his business has already been serving the Lehi community for many years. Pyne’s first Chick-fil-A location opened seven years ago at 183 N. West State Rd. in American Fork. “Since we’ve opened, we’ve been very actively involved in the community,” Pyne said. That community, however, has been much larger than just American Fork; over the years, Pyne’s business has served schools and other organizations throughout northern Utah County, including Lehi. “Anyone that’s approached us from Lehi, we’re very happy to be

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chick-fil-a special needs children. “We know who our customers are, we know where our customers are coming from,” Pyne said. “It’s important to take care of them. It’s a relationship, it’s not just a transaction.” Ultimately, service in the community is only part of what makes a business a good fit for families. “Really, what makes us family-friendly is how you’re treated in the restaurants,” he said. Both the American Fork and Lehi Chickfil-A locations have play areas for children, and employees are happy to assist through carrying trays of food to tables and providing place mats so families have a guaranteed clean eating surface. “Everyone knows that if you say thank you in Chick-fil-A, they’re going to say, ‘My pleasure,’ and that really is a mindset,” Pyne said. Chick-fil-A also has delicious food that children will actually eat, he added. Pyne’s new location, the Lehi Pointe Chick-fil-A, opened in September at 3470 N. Digital Drive. It is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Chick-fil-A locations are closed on Sundays so team members can enjoy a day or rest and time with family and friends. “We’ve enjoyed working with the city (of Lehi) for years and years. The restaurant being within city limits is just another opportunity for us to serve,” Pyne said. “It’s just another venue to positively impact our community.”

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youth choir Youth Choir to perform November 19 The Lehi Family Week Youth Choir will perform two special numbers during the week’s opening event on Sunday, Nov. 19, at Skyridge High School Auditorium (3000 North Center). The youth have been working hard and are excited to be performing “Let Me Fly” by Robert DeCormier and “Pilgrim Song” arranged by Ryan Murphy. The Lehi Famly Week Youth Choir is a group brought together each year specifically to perform as part of Lehi Family Week. Monica Bennett, Lehi High School Choir Director is serving as director of the youth choir this year and will be accompanied by Bonnie Slade. Announcements were sent out to local churches and schools in Lehi inviting youth to participate, and all who were interested were accepted. Those in the choir range in age from 12 to 18. The choir has been rehearsing in a local LDS Church stake center and will have met for a total of five rehearsals before the performance. Several local

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The Lehi Family Week Youth Choir will perform two numbers at the week’s opening event on Sunday, Nov. 19.


our nation’s foundation: families Denise H. Rohan, National Commander of the American Legion Family First is the theme for my year as your national commander. And what better way to recognize our families, the foundation of this nation, than during National Family Week, Nov. 19-25. I encourage all members of the American Legion Family to initiate and engage in local activities during National Family Week that promote, encourage and celebrate healthy families and communities. As the nation’s largest veterans service organization, our commitment to the men and women of our armed forces and their families never wavers. Together, we must act to ensure that no military family endures unnecessary hardships caused by service to their country. By doing so, we ensure that The American Legion is serving its veterans, servicemembers and their families. There are Legion-supported organizations that you can work with during National Family Week that may have resources that you can use to support your week of activities.

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stonehaven to offer free dental exams, x-rays To show its appreciation for the community it serves, Stonehaven Dental will offer free dental exams and X-rays on Tuesday, Nov. 21, as part of the Lehi Family Week celebration. The exams and X-rays will be available at Stonehaven’s Lehi location at 181 N. 1200 East between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Available for anyone who has not had an appointment at Stonehaven this past year.) Residents are asked to call Stonehaven Dental and reserve an appointment for the free exams and X-rays before Nov. 21. To make an appointment, call (801) 8550858. Stonehaven Dental has been operating in Lehi since 2005 and is excited to be a part of Lehi Family Week. Known for offering all types of dental services in the convenience of one locations, Stonehav-

en is a perfect fit for families. Free exams and X-rays are offered for all new patients and services range from pediatric dentistry to orthodontics, wisdom teeth extraction, cosmetic dentistry and crowns. “We can take care of your family of five all in one visit,” said Mary Hegerman, Stonehaven marketing manager. Stonehaven Dental is certified in IV sedation for patients who have a fear of dentists. This method, which is different from oral sedation, allows patients to peacefully relax during their entire appointment. Participating in Lehi Family Week fits in with Stonehaven Dental’s mission to be a contributing member of the community. Each year Stonehaven offers a day-long event called Stonehaven Smiles which allows people to go in and get a free cleaning and other services.

The business provides scholarships each year for local high school students and recently completed its Halloween candy buy-back program, gathering more than 200 pounds of candy that will be donated to Operation Gratitude and shipped to soldiers overseas for Christmas. Stonehaven Dental dentists also travel each year to countries such as Mexico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic to provide dental services for people in those areas of the world. To schedule your appointment with Stonehaven Dental and experience its family-friendly services, call (801) 855-0858.

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health tips - dr. paul baird Holiday burnout - signs and solutions During the Holidays do you feel constantly tired, or life is just “too hard,” or your get up and go just got up and went? Watch out for Holiday Burnout! The symptoms you might experience are: 1. Mental, physical and emotional exhaustion. 2. Lowered immune system response, turning into increased illness. 3. Withdrawal from personal relationships or those things that typically bring you joy. Anytime stress increases we run the risk of burnout. As I talk with patients, many say they don’t have much stress…that is until we realize that stress can come from one of the following 5 sources: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Chemical or Spiritual Stress. When we become out of balance in any of these areas…our body recognizes it as stress and burnout begins. Here are 3 helpful solutions which can help you recover from or prevent burnout: 1. Slow down and take some time for yourself to rest, relax and reflect. One way to do this is to look at your sleeping habits of when you go to bed and the first thoughts that you think when you wake up. Going to bed earlier will give you energy and allow your body, mind

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2017 Lehi Family Week Magazine  

Check out this year's events and activities for Lehi Family Week. Read about some of the amazing families that live and serve in Lehi as we...

2017 Lehi Family Week Magazine  

Check out this year's events and activities for Lehi Family Week. Read about some of the amazing families that live and serve in Lehi as we...

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