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Community Event, Independence Day

Utah 4th of July celebration locations

Looking for a fun activity to do this 4th of July with the whole family? Here are some fun activities happening around our state.

Head over to Liberty Days at This is the Place.

  • When:  July 2 & 4, 10:00-5:00
  • What:  Enjoy a day of good old-fashioned FUN while you celebrate the birth of our great nation. Join in a watermelon eating contest, stick horse races, or roll up your sleeves for a game of tug-of-war. There’s pony and train rides all day long, and don’t forget to be on the look out for a train robber!
  • Admission:  FREE with annual pass, $12.95 adults, $10.95 65 years+, $8.95 children ages 3-11, kids 2 and under free.

Holladay City:

  • When:  July 4, 7:00 pm at the Holladay City building
  • What:  Entertainment at 7:00 pm, fireworks at 10:00 pm
  • Admission:  FREE

Murray City:

  • When:  July 4, 8:00 am
  • What:  8:00 am 5K, 9:00 am kids race, parade 8:30 am.  Parade begins at Fashion place mall and ends at Murray Park.  Several activities going on throughout the day!  Click here for more info.
  • Admission:  FREE, click here to sign up for race and other events.

Oakley:

  • When:  July 4, beginning at 7:30 am with a 5K run, 10:00 am parade, Oakely rodeo followed by fireworks.
  • What:  5K, parade, rodeo, fireworks
  • Admission:  Click here for info on tickets.

Sugar House Fireworks:

  • When:  July 4, fireworks at dusk but arrive early to reserve your space and festivities.
  • What:  traditional firework show.
  • Admission, FREE

Many cities around the state are having celebrations, check your local paper for locations.

Have a very happy and safe 4th of July weekend.

Addition from one of our readers!  Visit the Magna parade and fireworks at noon, a tradition for over 100 years!

 

Meet Jesse Robinson
Locals making a difference

Meet Jesse from The Tyler Robinson Foundation

This past year we have fallen in love with the Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF). Tyler was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer in August 2011. After the diagnosis, his brother Jesse decided to look for ways to help Tyler with all the battles he had ahead of him. Both brothers loved music and Jesse found a line from the Imagine Dragons song, It’s Time, that became their anthem and brought comfort in times of pain:The path to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell.”.

Jesse sent a Facebook message to Imagine Dragons telling them about Tyler’s story. They got a message back that the band wanted to meet him at a show. There they met and the band dedicated a song to Tyler during their show. They all became fast friends.

Tyler passed away unexpectedly on March 4, 2013. Shortly after Tyler passing, band member, Dan Reynolds, called to offer his condolences on behalf of the band. It was at that time that he and Tyler’s brother Jesse decided that they wanted to create a foundation. Together the Robinson Family led by Jesse Robinson, and Imagine Dragons wanted to build on the success of the band to remember Tyler and help families struggling with the financial burdens that having a child with cancer brings.

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Building a foundation is not an easy task and can take up to 18 months to get IRS approval but with the help of the band’s manager, Jeff Schwartz, they had the foundation up and running in 6 months. People started sending donations and in 9 months they had their first benefit concert that raised $400,000.

The main questions was, how could they help families that would make a lasting difference in their lives? The way TRF is set up is the reason that we love them and want to recognize them as “Locals Making a Difference”.

TRF doesn’t just give families money and walk away. Each family is nominated by one of their 14 partnered hospitals and is given a volunteer financial planner. This helps TRF decide where their money will make the most difference to the family. Financial planners assess the individual financial situation of these families so that when they come out of paying for cancer treatment, they are on the path to becoming debt free, and have financial freedom.

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5% of the money given to families is “fun money”.  Families take a vacation, go shopping, or do fun activities they enjoy. TRF also makes sure that these children have the right computers and equipment they need to succeed in school even when, in so many cases, they aren’t able to attend classes.

While TRF is not able to help every family that applies for their granting program, they still reach out to the families that apply and aren’t accepted to give them a $500 visa gift card. How amazing is that?

We feel lucky to have become friends with Jesse Robinson and learn of Tyler’s story. We applaud the Robinson Family and Imagine Dragons for all they are trying to do to make a difference in the world. Join us in contributing to TRF and aiding in the amazing program they have built. To make a donation or read more about TRF, click here.

Do you know someone in your community making a difference? We want to hear all about them! Send your nominations to saltskyutah@gmail.com. Smile, serve and make the world a better place.

XOXO, Salt Sky.

Meet Jesse Robinson

 

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Community Event

This Friday

Join us to see our latest arrival of beautiful clothing

at our one day

POP UP SHOP

FRIDAY, MAY 6th

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Inside Brown Floral (lower level)

2261 E. Murray Holladay Road

Dresses, skirts, blouses, spring tops and jewelry.

Bring a friend!

 

Woodland Nymph style hair  for an everyday look
Beauty, Fashion

woodland fairy hair

A big trend in 2016 is the woodland nymph, fairy look and we are in love with it. This look is not only a hit for weddings but you can wear it out in the town on a fun night out with friends.  But the trick is keeping it casual, Paulina, our hair expert advises to avoid overstyling your hair so that it doesn’t look too bridal if you are wearing it on a more casual setting.

Here are some favorite styles!

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woodland fairy hair on Salt Sky

woodland fairy hair on Salt Sky  

From clips to flowers, pearls and headbands, you simply can’t go wrong!

Photo credit: Pinterest

We need to sit on the rim of the well of darkness and fish for fallen light with patience.
quote of the week

Patience

Our Quote of the Week comes from one of our favorites. Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) Chilean poet, diplomat, politician and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.We need to sit on the rim of the well of darkness and

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Valentine's

Valentine giveaway

Still looking for that perfect Valentine gift?  Well, one lucky person is going to win a gift crate from us!

To enter visit our Instagram @SaltSkyUtah.

Winner will be announced on Friday.

Winner must be local and able to pick up the gift in Holladay, Utah on Friday or Saturday.

Shipping not available on this giveaway.

Good Luck and Happy Valentine’s day from all of us at Salt Sky.

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quote of the week

give it a try

We’re talking to you . . . Yes, you! Take a risk, follow your dream, say “I love you”, propose already!

Happy Friday to those taking a leap of faith this weekend.

 

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WIN A $25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE

TO OUR SHOP

in this cute mug

PLUS AN EXTRA

$5.00 FOR EACH FRIEND THAT’S

A NEW SALT SKY INSTAGRAM FOLLOWER

UP TO 5 FRIENDS

(making it a $50.00 gift certificate)

ENTER ON OUR INSTAGRAM @SALTSKYUTAH

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY

GOOD LUCK!

New Year's

New year’s eve traditions

Watch this segment live on Channel 13, THE PLACE.  Airing at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 28th.

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Year in Review Dinner- We love to end the year with a nice dinner.  During the holidays we spend time with extended family and friends but on New Year’s Eve, we have a dinner with our parents and spouses.  We place a jar in the middle of the table, it’s full of little pieces of paper that everyone has written on.  They contain all sorts of things that happened during the year.  Good things, happy things like “Wesley was born.” or Sami graduated from college” And also hard thing, we turn the bad into a victory by writing something like “Eliza survived kidney stones” or “Bubba almost died of pulmonary embolism but is still here!”  We laugh, and most of the time, we also cry.  It’s a wonderful bonding time for us all and we look forward to it.

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Balloon Popping- Fill some balloons with confetti (we use paper confetti, it’s easy to clean up).  With a permanent marker write the time on each balloon so that you can pop a balloon on the hour until midnight arrives.

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Photo Booth- This is so much fun.  The kids really have fun with this one because they get to make props and cut up paper to create their own photo booth.  We also buy some ready-made ones.  Make sure you Instagram some pictures.

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2016 Wishes- What is a new year without some goal setting?  We like to call it a wish list.  This is fun for everyone because it’s a fill in the blank sheet that you can print.  Click on it to enlarge and print it from here.

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We love to decorate with silver, gold and black. These are simple ideas but fun and something you’ll enjoy doing year after year.  With all the busyness of the holidays, it’s nice to keep this party simple.

HAPPY NEW YEAR SALT SKY FRIENDS! 2016