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Recreation District Celebrates Halloween, And More


The Snyderville Recreation District is preparing to celebrate Halloweeen on the run.      District Director Brian Hanton had  details on this weekend’s event, and other goings-on at the District.   

This Saturday, the District is hosting the “Celebrate the Spirits Trick or Treat Run.”    Hanton said proceeds from the event go to benefit their Scholarship Fund.    

“I still say it’s the first time my kids actually ran a 5-K. cause they didn’t realize they were running.   We have candy stations set up along the trail.    And they just go.   They don’t realize what they’re doing, cause they’re focused on the candy.    There’s a 5-K and a one mile.   So depending on what you choose, or you can turn around at any time, just depending on how your little ghoul or goblin is doing.”

He said to register for the event, go to “basinrecreation.org.”

Hanton also said they’re offering a number of options for youth activity at the Basin Fieldhouse.

“We have a Big Foot Soccer indoor at the fieldhouse for third grade to eighth grade.   Basin Baller League, it’s the first year we’re doing a high-school basketball league.  Little Dribblers is a youth basketball league, four years old to second grade.  And our volleyball program runs from I think seven-year-olds to twelve-year-olds.”

On a different item, he said they have a herd of goats grazing out at the Willow Creek Park.   He said the objective is weed mitigation.        

“There’s a new weed called the prickly lettuce.   There’s some others, the thistle and the dyer’s woad.  Supposedly the prickly lettuce is a quick-spreading weed.   And so the hopes are instead of having to spray the herbicide and all the chemical out there, we’re doing a little trial of about two weeks with the goats.   There’s between two and three hundred goats out there.  And they eat from the top down, and all the spores that maybe fall on the ground.   So the hope is that  they’ll kinda take care of everything there, and the native grasses will fight their way back.”

Snyderville Recreation District Director Brian Hanton.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.
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