By Taylor Frandsen and Traci Bishop
The week of April 8 through 12 was celebrated by local Boys and Girls Club staff and members as National Boys and Girls Club Week. The Boys and Girls Club is an after school and summer youth development program for local children and teens.
The week kicked off on the afternoon of Monday, April 8 as the club hosted an open house for sponsors, children and workers in the program. During the event, there was a motivational speech from Paul Spooner, who has been involved in the program for many years.
Spooner spoke about how the program has helped him go through some trying times in his personal life. It was also mentioned that Spooner has been awarded a scholarship to USU Eastern because of his engagement in the Boys and Girls Club.
During this open house, each group of children stood with their supervisor and performed a cheer. To end the event, the sponsors, Utah State University Eastern and Conoco Phillips, were recognized and given a small gift of appreciation from the club. Then, Conoco Phillips presented a $3,000 check to the club.
Then, on Tuesday, members and staff of the Boys and Girls Club participated in a service project. Participants went to the Price City Cemetery and picked up any garbage they saw along the fence and throughout the cemetery. Many hands made light work as volunteers helped beautify the cemetery.
Wednesday saw the members joining with the Price City Police Department to conduct a door-painting contest. On Thursday, they ventured to the USU Eastern campus where a scavenger hunt was hosted for the kids and teens by USUE and the Sun Center.
Friday rounded out club week with a party and Best of the Week Awards.