This past weekend, we were lucky enough to participate in the Wasatch County Day of Thanks hosted by the Wasatch Community Foundation.
What a wonderful local experience. As a first time sponsor, I had never gone before so wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Well…I can certainly say that this family had a great time at this event. When we arrived we were greeted by our wonderful friend and host Tom Fowler who quickly gave us the run down on how the event operates and how many families this event feeds. In addition, the event provided a coat drive to provide families with warm winter attire at no additional cost. The entire coat drive was created and all donations were collected by a young local working on becoming an Eagle Scout. It was incredible how many coats were there. This community is so giving it never stops amazing me.
Tom invited us to grab a plate of food so we could enjoy dinner and we were served by such a friendly group of volunteers. After we were all served, we decided we’d better find a seat and the only table available had a young man seated there with about 8 seats remaining. We quickly approached him and asked him if we could join him. He generously said of course! Absolutely! We all introduced ourselves and before we knew it, we were having a great conversation with Hassan. He was traveling gaining an education in Sports and had landed in the Heber Valley and UVU specifically. He was a breath of fresh air. So friendly. We had a great dinner that started as strangers and ended as friends.
And…not to mention..the Cowboy Poetry group provided great local music that really warmed the soul.
I’d encourage all locals to attend this event. It’s simply a great way to get to know your neighbors, and truly, that’s what building a community is all about. People helping people and treating each other as family. May your thanksgiving be wonderful and filled with love.