This archived article was written by: Christine Olsen
A Celebration of Caring was held on February 8, in the CEU BDAC to highlight the efforts of local organizations to help others and also to raise funds for those in need.
Representatives from the American Red Cross were present to educate people about what to do in times of an emergency, and a representative from UNICEF was there to accept donations. Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA), Carbon High School International Club, Carbon High School FBLA and Mont Harmon Junior High representatives were all present to promote their causes.
Mayor Joe Piccolo served as the master of ceremonies and Miss Carbon County Kimberly Jenks sang the National Anthem. Choirs from Castle Heights Elementary, Pinnacle Canyon Academy, Wellington Elementary, Creekview Elementary, Sally Mauro Elementary and Carbon High performed as well as the Carbon High drill team. The evening ended with a student from Sri Lanka, Lucky, who thanked everyone for their efforts. “The event went well, I was impressed with how many showed up for it and how many volunteers are willing to help,” said Kim Clegg.
The evening was successful, with around 700 people in attendance. Over 300 pounds of food was collected for the Carbon County Food Bank and overall the evening raised over $1,400 to donate to the Tsunami Relief fund.