Span­ish Fork-Salem Cham­ber of Com­merce gives back to its com­mu­ni­ties in many ways

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The Span­ish Fork-Salem Area Cham­ber of Com­merce has been more busy than usual re­cently. The Easter Egg Hunt put on by both cities was a huge suc­cess, thanks to the many busi­nesses that will­ingly do­nated so much as well as the many vol­un­teer hours put in by busi­nesses, youth and cham­ber mem­bers.

On May 21, the cham­ber and Ro­tary Club will host their an­nual Schol­ar­ship Pro-Am Celebrity Golf Tour­na­ment at Span­ish Oaks Golf Course. The pro­ceeds help ad­vance aca­demic and ca­reer train­ing for lo­cal high school stu­dents.

And fi­nally, we will be in­tro­duc­ing the PLAY UN­PLUGGED pro­gram to all of the Span­ish Fork and Salem el­e­men­tary schools this month at an as­sem­bly en­cour­ag­ing the kids to un­plug them­selves from tech­nol­ogy this sum­mer and en­gage in the 101 ac­tiv­i­ties the lo­cal busi­nesses are spon­sor­ing. Please sup­port those busi­nesses that give so much to make this com­mu­nity what it is.

On April 4, the cham­ber pre­sented a $250 schol­ar­ship check to the out­go­ing Miss Span­ish Fork at the Miss Span­ish Fork pageant as she said her good­byes and crowned the new roy­alty. We have ap­pre­ci­ated Megan John­son’s will­ing­ness to give back to our city through­out the past year.

Our cham­ber board meets reg­u­larly, vol­un­teers count­less hours and meets with busi­nesses ev­ery month. But what I also love see­ing are the many faces serv­ing and shar­ing their ex­per­tise that are not on the board - cham­ber mem­bers that see an op­por­tu­nity to give back to the com­mu­nity!

Peo­ple like Su­san Tay­lor (Su­san’s Hair De­signs), Brenda Lid­di­ard (Cir­cle V Meat) and Cary Hanks (Cary’s De­sign Flo­ral) were such a great help with the an­nual Easter Egg Hunt. Brad Tan­ner (Triple T Heat­ing & Cool­ing) con­tin­ues to share his ex­per­tise on our fi­nan­cial com­mit­tee.

Ev­ery month at our Noon Net­work­ing Lun­cheons, we have awe­some women like Nina Isaac­son (Heal­ing Points Acupunc­ture) and Traci Wor­thing­ton (Costco) help­ing set up, take money and ar­range the cater­ing for th­ese events. I could go on and on. Please know you are ap­pre­ci­ated! If YOU want to see where there might be op­por­tu­ni­ties to serve, don’t hes­i­tate to reach out.

The Ro­tary Club of Span­ish Fork and the Span­ish Fork-Salem Area Cham­ber of Com­merce spon­sor an an­nual Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tour­na­ment to help raise funds for schol­ar­ships for lo­cal high school stu­dents. Last year, we awarded over $20,000 in schol­ar­ships.

We in­vite you to par­tic­i­pate in our 2015 tour­na­ment. There are sev­eral lev­els of spon­sor­ship out­lined in our brochure. Con­tact the Ro­tary or cham­ber to ob­tain a copy. With your help, we hope to in­crease our abil­ity to give back to our com­mu­nity.

The tour­na­ment will take place on Thurs­day, May 21, at the Span­ish Oaks Golf Course near the mouth of Span­ish Fork Canyon. Reg­is­tra­tion will begin at 9 a.m. In or­der to for us to make plans for this event, we would like an RSVP by May 12. Please send the filled out brochure to P.O. Box 491, Span­ish Fork, UT 84660.

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