Culture Connection Features Helper Resident Anna Allen


Friends and neighbors gathered at the Price City Peace Gardens on Thursday to watch another Culture Connection event. Anna Allen performed covers and original works using guitar keyboard and vocal cords.

Allen is from Helper. “John Denver taught me to play the guitar,” she explained. Though Allen expressed fear of the keyboard, there were no complaints from the audience as she performed vocals with instrumental accompaniment.

Many people took to the dance floor and enjoyed the rhythm as they danced to the musical favorites. Children could also be seen dancing, running and playing before the stage.

The sponsors for the event were R & A Market and Happiness Within, owned by Clay Iorg and Cindy Curry. They also provided the food for the event. Kathy Hanna-Smith from the Price city Council introduced Allen as well as announced next week’s performing artists, The Shovelhead Jack Band, who will be doing some classic rock and country mix. This group is new to Culture Connection.

Grand sponsors were also recognized, including Castleview Hospital, Emery Telcom, Tony Basso Group, Price Mine Service, Loveless Ash, Jones and Demille Engineering, USU Eastern and Sutherlands. The Culture Connection Committee and the sound and light technicians were also recognized, including Kelly Harmond, Kristy Woodhouse and Neil and Debbie Breinholt.

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