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NEWS ated more than $12,500 of gross revenue, recovering all their start-up costs. In 2014, the company improved product design, purchased high-volume tooling and invested in eye-catching packaging which generated more than $30,000 in revenue. Recently the company was able to add 68 retail outlets for distribution and already have orders for the summer months. Not bad for a pair of brothers who assemble, brand and package their Wolf’em sticks in their garage. l
Local Teens continued from page 1 are well on their way to changing how you create a dessert with a stick. The Harrison brothers invented the Wolf’em stick, a stick used to create a campfire treat that cooks a refrigerated biscuit on the end of a dowel. Named Wolf’em because they say you will “wolf them” down, the stick has a patented rotatory handle system that you turn while cooking the biscuit dough 3-5 minutes. When finished you fill it with your favorite ingredients, such as pie filling, pudding or fruit. The brothers are an ambitious pair. They both participated in the national program, The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, in 2012 after they completed the Young Entrepreneurs Association courses sponsored by the South Jordan Chamber of Commerce. There they learned how to create a business plan and a prototype for their Wolf’em stick. Their business, now called Campfire Industries, took first place in Utah and moved on to the national competition in New York City where they placed second and each won $25,000 for their business. “We strongly encourage South Jordan to continue to support this excellent program to give other young entrepreneurs the same opportunity,” Tanner said. Tanner, soon to be a sophomore at Bingham High School in the fall, and Spencer,
Council Seats continued from page 1 Jordan could be the state’s second largest city within a decade.” Tom prioritizes improved communication between and among the types of residents in the city, from those who have lived in the area for many decades to people who are new to South Jordan. A big part of his motivation to run is his belief that “the current city council has evolved into a managerial entity that restricts the current city professionals’ ability to work on the day-to-day issues that our community faces, and that they were empowered to do as employees of the city.”
“South Jordan could be the state’s second largest city within a decade.”
Spencer and Tanner Harrison with Mayor Osborne. Photo by Julie Harrison currently a seventh grader at South Jordan Middle School, were among 41 semi-finalists to compete in the national competition. They credit South Jordan City with giving them a lot of helpful support. “This sounds like something the city of South Jordan did,” Mayor Scott Osborne said. “It really wasn’t what South Jordan City did, but it’s what the citizens of South Jordan City did.” In 2013, Campfire Industries gener-
Both brothers anticipate facing off against the incumbent councilmembers in their respective districts, as well as other candidates, potentially. They note that if there are more than two candidates in any city council race, there will be a primary election in July. In District 1, Tom Geilmann expects to run against Councilman Mark Seethaler. In District 4, John Geilmann will likely face incumbent Councilman Steve Barnes. l
Arts In The Park 2015
Adoption is a gift of life.
EV ENING SERIE S Season Tickets: $45 Adult, $40 Senior, $25 Child Murray Amphitheater Parking: 495 East 5300 South Ticket Information: 801-264-2614 or www.murray.utah.gov June 6
Cultural Showcase featuring Pacific Sound Productions and Quinn Reesor Drum Ensemble and Wofa Afrofusion Dancers June 17-20, 22-25 Peter Pan, Produced by Sandbox Theater with permission from MTI June 27 Murray Symphony Pops July 10-11 Ballet Under the Stars July 18 Murray Concert Band July 30-Aug 1, 3-5 Annie Get Your Gun, Produced by MAC with permission from Rodgers and Hammerstein Aug 8 Big Band Swing in the Park with guest artist, Bill Tole Aug 20-22, 24, 27-29 Camelot, Produced by Murray Cultural Arts with permission from Tams-Witmark Sept 7 Murray Acoustic Music Festival, Produced by IAMA Jim Fish (country blues), Ophir Creek (folk/bluegrass), Rusty Shovels (bluegrass).
FAMILY NIGHT S E R I E S Bring the Whole Family Young and Old! The 2nd Monday of every month at 7 pm, FREE Murray Heritage Senior Center (#10 East 6150 South – 1/2 block west of State) June 8 July 13
Fabulous Flynnstones, Jazz Salt City Saints, Dixieland
Aug 10 Sept 14
Ophir Creek, Bluegrass Wasatch Jazz Project Big Band
LUNCH CONCERT SERIES Every Tuesday at Noon in Murray Park Pavilion #5, FREE June 9 June 16 June 23 June 30
Sounding Brass Salzburger Echo Michael “Boots” Robinson, Cowboy Music and Poetry Red Desert Ramblers, Bluegrass
July 7 July 14 July 21 July 28 Aug 4
Prevailing Winds Ambassadors, Oldies Slickrock Gypsy, Jazz Salt Lake Goodtime Jazz Band, Dixieland Time Cruisers, Oldies
CHILDREN MATINEE SERIES Every Thursday at 2 PM in Murray Park Pavilion #5, FREE June 11 June 18 June 25 July 2 July 9 July 16 July 23 July 30 Aug 6
Salt Lake Capoeira, Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts Top Brass Quintet Elves and the Shoemaker, Interactive Theater The Great American Idea with Brian Jackson Fetzer, Stories & Music Once Upon an Adventure... Storytelling with Janine and Rachel Duna International Folk Dance Jonathan Swift, Magician Music and Motion with Marsha, Folk The Brave Princess, Puppet Players
This program has received funding support from residents of Salt Lake County, SL County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) and Utah Division of Arts and Museums and National Endowment for the Arts.
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