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"Souper" Bowl of Caring

Community Action Services and Food Bank will be doing its annual "Souper" Bowl of Caring by encouraging Utahns to purchase one less bag of chips during this year’s Super Bowl and make a donation to a local food bank.

In a press release, Community Action states there are over 175,000 children who are eligible for free meals at school and another 50,000 who are eligible for reduced prices for meals, stressing that childhood hunger is an ever-increasing problem in the state.

Community Action programs such as Backpacks for Kids provide food to children such as this over the weekend. The organization also has food banks in Heber, Kamas and Coalville.

The "Souper" Bowl of Caring initiative also encourages those who have donated to a local food bank to "pass a hat" around at their Super Bowl party to collect money for that food bank.

Those interested in participating in the "Souper" Bowl of Caring can donate at, by pledging at or by calling 1-800-358-SOUP.

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Bald Eagle Day

The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge will host family-friendly activities to celebrate the Bald Eagle. Other events will also take place across the state in commemoration of Bald Eagle Day.

The activities will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, 2155 W. Forest Street in Brigham City.

The Refuge will also offer a guided tour along the Auto Tour Route, leaving the building at 1:30 p.m. and returning by 4 p.m. The tour will look for bald eagles, northern harriers, rough-legged hawks and other winter birds, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service release.

Space for the tour is limited to 19 people over the age of six. Pre-registration is necessary. Call 435-734-6457 or e-mail to reserve a space. Binoculars and field guides will also be on loan for the tour.

For more information, contact the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge at 435-723-5887.

Online Business Directory to be updated

Summit County has put out a request to all businesses within the county to update their Online Business Directory listings by Feb. 18.

The free online directory on allows visitors to sort local businesses by type, location or name. Although all businesses throughout the county are listed on the site, business owners can choose to add additional information as well as logos.

To update or add information, owners can visit the website, click on ‘Register’ and follow the steps provided. Information can also be mailed to the county’s Information Technology Department at P.O. Box 128, Coalville, UT 84017 or by calling Laura Van Duker at 435-336-3201.