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North Summit Celebrates New Park Also Prepares For County Fair

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It’s a busy time in the North Summit area right now. The annual Summit County Fair is just a couple of weeks away, and construction is beginning on a new park in Coalville.

The County Fair is scheduled for August 3rd through the 10th this year. Assistant County Manager Janna Young said one major change is a new Fair Manager. Tyler Orgill, a Coalville native, takes over the event after working for the past three years under recently departed Manager Travis English.

Young added that the Fair will also be partnering with the county’s Emergency Management Program.

“So typically, in the fall our Emergency Manager hosts a preparedness Fair to provide information to residents and how they can plan and prepare for any type of disaster. Well this year, they to actually host that at the fair, as a way to boost the attendance. So, on August 10th after the parade, people who attend the County Fair can also see some safety demonstrations and pick up critical information on how to keep themselves and their families safe in the event of an emergency.”

She said the Fair has the same events that have long been popular with residents.

“With the carnival, the demolition derby, the PRCA rodeo, live music, baking contest, Fine Arts and Home Art show, and then of course our livestock auction, which some folks might not know is one of the largest grossing livestock auctions in the country. So really exciting to see these kids actually get some money for college, and what they’ve done with those animals.”

Meanwhile, the North Summit Recreation District on Monday night hosted a groundbreaking for a new park in Coalville, called Beacon Hill.

“This is Phase One of a Master Plan which also includes some soccer fields and other recreational amenities for North Summit. Very exciting for us, cause Coalville doesn’t have anything like that right now.”

Young added the project was financed with a RAP tax grant from the county. Construction on the park will start next week, and Phase One is scheduled to be done by early fall.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covers Summit County meetings and issues. KPCW snagged him from The Park Record in the '80s, and he's been on air and covering the entire county ever since. He produces the Week In Review podcast, as well a heads the Friday Film Review team.
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