Letters to the Editor, July 14-16, 2010
I would have written sooner, but it took me some time to catch up on work, life, and sleep after completing the cookbook.
I have thanked my "helpers" in the acknowledgement in the book and they are too numerous to mention here, but without their help it would not have been completed. The five companies who were the underwriters are pictured on the back cover of the book. All five companies gave generously to pay for the printing.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the numerous people who sent recipes. It was really fun to open my email in April and May and see all the recipes from business owners, restaurants, caterers, and the population of the greater Park City area. Park City Cooks was an opportunity for everyone to contribute to a fund raiser for Peace House. Years ago, when Dean and I first moved to Park City and joined Newcomers, we were genuinely surprised to attend a pot luck and find that many of the dishes were really special, not your typical potluck We knew then that there were some good cooks in Park City. For those who missed contributing a recipe, take heart. There is already talk of a second book sometime in the future.
With almost 500 pre-orders, we had enough confidence to go to press at the end of May. Park City Cooks is available for $20 at the Park City Board of Realtors, 1889 Prospector Avenue; La Niche, 401 Main Street; Coda Gallery, 804 Main Street; Right at Home, 1745 Bonanza, and Gazebo Hair Salon, 1800 Prospector Avenue.
Your purchase will generate a donation to Peace House, but it is my hope that it will also keep this cause in mind when you are able to give. During these difficult economic times, domestic violence has increased while charitable dollars for Peace House (as well as most nonprofits) have decreased.
Thank you, Park City, for making this venture a huge success!
Parade crew helps clinic stay a-float
A huge "thank you" is due to the amazing volunteers from Keller Williams who made this year’s Fourth of July Parade entry for The People’s Health Clinic such a wonderful success. Hong McDonald led the amazing KW team of Wendy Harrison, Mike Jacobson, Ken Drummet, Kal Wilde, Jason Sanford, Debbie Voss and Cathy Richards in creating a rolling birthday celebration for us.
With supporters and parties like this, we think we’ll stick around as long as we’re needed!
Executive director, People’s Health Clinic
Make recycling a priority at events
As long-time residents of Park City, we have enjoyed volunteering at a number of events here in town. Most recently we volunteered to help with the Park City Food and Wine Fest. While we loved being a part of this great event, we were appalled at the total lack of any attempt to recycle vast quantities of glass and plastic. We all realize it does take a little extra effort on the part of organizers, but we have a terrific recycling center here in town and if we are truly committed to recycling as a community, then we should require all event organizers to recycle both plastic and glass.
Perhaps the city council should consider passing some type of ordinance requiring event organizers to make recycling bins available for patrons as well as requiring they have someone there to encourage people to use them correctly. Red Butte Garden does a great job of this at their concerts.
The city might even consider buying the bins and renting them out to organizers. Redstone and Newpark have new trash/recycling bins that look great and, hopefully, are functioning well. This might also help to ensure that other events such as the Park City Silly Market provide plentiful rather than minimal recycling opportunities.
Here’s to a greener Park City!
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