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Due West kicks off Price's 100th Birthday


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By C.J. MCMANUS
Sun Advocate reporter

Price City officially kicked off their year long centennial celebration Wednesday night with a dynamic and inspired show courtesy of up and coming country music stars Due West. While the two hour plus acoustic set provided entertainment in spades, the local community packed Price's Civic Auditorium, showing a solidarity of spirit that is ready to last for another 100 years.

"This concert was a great way to kick-off our 100 year celebration," said Mayor Joe Piccolo, after the concert. "It was great to see this community come together and have a good time."

Arriving at approximately 3 p.m. Due West did everything possible to make their fans in the Castle Valley feel like a major part of the concert experience. After taking the time to meet with every one who needed a photo or an autograph, Due West put on an intimate and energy packed show that made them an instant local favorite.

"The guys really had a great time with the local crowd," said Nancy Basford, who helped bring the group into Price. "They enjoyed the small town vibe and the love they felt from crowd, they can't wait to come back."

Due West managed to pack the local civic auditorium, providing a big monetary boost for the local Green Team in the process. The Carbon County Green Team was chosen by event sponsors The Sun Advocate and KUSA to receive all proceeds from the kick-off concert as they are working to "preserve this community for the next 100 years."

The Carbon County Green Team coordinates all local recycling efforts in the area. They not only provide trailers to collect recyclables but also transport collected waste to processing plants along the Wasatch Front, completing the recycling cycle. Local members are also working to expand the area's recycling abilities, hoping to bring cardboard and glass into the mix soon. Currently, the group collects paper and aluminum at four locations in Carbon County including: Sutherlands, USU-CEU, the Market Express on Carbon Ave. and at Helper City Hall.

"We were very proud to be the chosen charity for this event," said Green Team Chairperson Jeanne McEvoy. "Everyone had a great time and while we don't have exact figures yet, we know the event raised enough money for us to purchase at lease one trailer for additional collections."

Make sure to show up this Saturday at the Price Peace Gardens at 2 p.m. as Price City continues their centennial celebration.

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