Art Festival is losing its appeal

Editor:

I love the Arts fest and I volunteer every year but I've noticed some things in my past three years of working the festival.

First the admission, in past years the admission has been $5 for adults. This year it was $10. Imagine a $20 bill. Half of that to look at art, not buy, look. This price of admission will make people think on whether to go or not. I think that this is decreasing the sale of artwork and it decreases the businesses on Main Street.

Second, the artists. The majority of the festival artists are established and have been here more than once, as a local that bores me. If you really tried you could lower admission and the price of artist booths, this way less established artists can come and establish themselves.

Next, by lowering admission more people will visit increasing attendance and art sales. If you are looking for ways to accomplish this I would suggest increasing sponsors and by cutting back on unimportant things.

Nicole Sletta

Park City

Cats and dogs agree on one thing

To the Park City Community,

Friends of Animals Utah (FOAU) would like to offer its heartfelt thanks to the community on behalf of our clientele who cannot speak for themselves, though they bark, purr and snuggle, for our first place honor as Park City's Best 2014 in the Non-Profit category.

For the second year in a row, Park Record readers expressed their support for our mission of animal rescue and adoption.


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Through the efforts of this caring community, over 12,000 dogs and cats have been rescued from municipal and country shelters and placed in loving homes in the past 24 years. None of this is possible without the generosity and support of friends like you!

If you voted for us, adopted a pet from us or simply can't resist a cute furry face, we hope you will join us for our annual gala, Miss Kitty's Barking Ball, on Sept. 13 at the Montage Deer Valley (www.foautah.org).

Charlene Brewster

FOAU Board of Directors

More support for 24-hour animal emergency care

Editor:

I stand with Allyson Hogan and her article about the importance and need for 24-hour emergency pet care.

We live in a town that is filled with animals. The need is not only for dogs and cats but what about our other furry friends that need life-saving care at 2 am?

Park City vet clinics charge the same as any vet clinic in New York or California for the same services so lack of funding shouldn't be a problem.

If vets in other towns can do it so can our local vets that we support with our business. I suggest all the vets in the Park City area staff one facility for after-hour emergencies, then each take one or two nights a month to be on call with a small staff. not doing so, our animals are at risk of dying because Salt Lake City is now our only option for emergency care. (Can you imagine driving down I-80 late at night, in a snow storm, trying to save your pet's life?)

This kind of after-hour animal service is long overdue in our area. If you agree, and have a pet companion, I urge you to talk with your vet about this valuable service. Also, let others know to do the same then allow your voice to be heard by writing a Letter To The Editor so the local veterinarians will see this is a serious issue that needs a speedy resolution.

Karen Brooks

Park City