By Julie Johansen
Several local businesses and young entrepreneurs displayed their wares and services at the business fair and festival, deemed “Beat The Winter Blues,” on Friday and Saturday. Items as large as trucks or as small as rings were for sale. Beauty salon services or travel arrangements were also available for festival goers.
Entertainment was spaced throughout the weekend at the Emery County Recreation Center in Castle Dale. Dory Peacock was invited to return for an encore stand-up comedian performance on Saturday afternoon. She is a member of the Laughing Stock improv group in Salt Lake City. The daughter of Neal and Gwen Peacock, she graduated from Emery High and now resides in Northern Utah.
The festival was organized by the Emery County Business Chamber (ECBC). In conjunction with supporting local businesses, the ECBC hosted a silent auction fundraiser. The proceeds will directly benefit local suicide awareness and support programs.