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Day of Caring in Price Saturday

United Way, Price City and several organizations, businesses and individuals will be volunteering time and money to make the first annual "Day of Caring" a success.

Kick-off for the event will take place on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at the Price City Peace Garden.

Friday night will open with a flag ceremony by local boy scouts and the national anthem sung by Al Shakespaere. There will be a birthday celebration for all the local residents that turn 100 this year. That will be followed by a commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9-11. United Way Executive Director Bill Maikranz will introduce the United Way Board members and outline the Saturday schedule that evening.

Saturday will start off at 7:30 a.m. with a gathering of volunteers at the Fresh Market parking lot for a breakfast. Then everyone will head off for a day of work to benefit the community. Individuals wanting to participate in the various volunteer projects can meet there.

A donation of non perishable food or pet food is being encouraged as well.

Projects for the day include installing a fence and drip system at the Active Re-Entry building. A group will head up to do some clean-up on Woodhill. Alan Peterson, Laurey Herzog and Pete and Kathy Kilbourne are spearheading those efforts.

Several properties at elderly residence homes are slated for yard work and clean up. Tauna Bruno from SOS Staffing, the Carbon County Food bank and John and Aubrey Carpenter are leading that effort.

Also Joe Christman and the Community Nursing services staff are doing a clean up of Carbon Avenue from their building to Main street. Mayor Piccolo and his wife Barbara are leading a group to clean up Main Street from the Peace Garden to Carbon Avenue.

UDOT and Peterson Chemical have donated large industrial strength garbage bags. Wal-Mart has contributed bottled water. Sutherlands is donating work gloves and Cold Stone Creamery is providing the cake for the Thursday night party.

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