When Carbon School District Board Member Melanie Fausett heard children talking of an apparent lack of fun in their school days, she decided to do something about it.
Armed with memories of various activities during her time as a student at Sally Mauro Elementary, Fausett formed the Stay Up and Read event at Creekview Elementary three years ago.
The event, which takes place at night, is aimed toward giving students a chance to have fun, socialize and learn in a friendly environment. Events in years past have included guest speakers, games and even service opportunities for children to participate in.
This year, the attending students were able to enjoy a number of both physical and mental games including crafts and building projects. A visit from the Carbon High baseball team was a highlight as select members then spent time with the students reading.
Carbon High senior Dallin Grant also made an appearance, teaching the students about music and music opportunities at the high school. He also performed for those in attendance.
Though she no longer has children attending Creekview Elementary, Fausett remains dedicated to the program she started and plans to offer it as long as an interest exists in providing the fun-filled night for students.