By Vanessa Manual
The 6th annual Southeastern Utah Energy Producers Association (SEUEPA) Energy Days event took place once again on at the Carbon County fairgrounds as part of the 4th of July festivities on Monday. This event brought family and friends together to have a fun night. There were bounce houses, outdoor laser tag, a cupcake eating contest and more.
This year’s fan favorites were laser tag and coal shoveling contest. Energy Days kicked off this year with free hot dogs and ice cream to the first 1,000 attendees.
“This year was our largest turnout and I would personally like to give a big thank you to the volunteers and sponsors that put hard work and time into making this event possible,” stated Kara Hillam, SEUEPA director.
For the hot dog, pie and cupcake eating contests, there were prizes awarded to the top three finishers. At dusk, there were fireworks for the community to enjoy. This event took three months to plan and prepare and was not affected by the weather.
The annual Energy Days celebration is sponsored by SEUEPA along with Allstate Insurance, Banasky Insurance, Brad King Campaign, Christine Watkins, Dinosaur Tire, East Carbon City, Electrical Contractions, INC, ETV 10 News, Price City, Price Coca Cola, Price Pediatric Dental, Savage Services, Star Loans, Sunnyside Co-Generation, Bruno Plumbing, Fitness World, Grako’s Tire and Service, Kracked, Linn’s, Little Caesars Pizza, Market Express, Mitchell Funeral Home, Outlaw Cafe, Pedigree Grooming, Price KFC, Price Maverik, Ramada Inn, Sherald’s, Thayn Animal Hospital and the Price Wave Pool. Other sponsors of Energy Days included Auto Farm, Tony Basso GM, Bookcliff Sales INC, Bowie Resources LLC, Castle Country Radio, Carbon County, Castleview Hospital, Cold Stone Creamery, Core Fitness, Eastern Utah Credit Union, Golden West, Joy Global, KUSA FM 100, Labor Finders, Sutherlands, Peczuh Printing, Pierce Oil, and Waste and Water Logistics LLC.