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Tom Hanks spotted in Oakley

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

The Hollywood glitterati are regulars on Main Street in Park City, but a celebrity sighting in eastern Summit County is rare.

That is likely why some Oakley residents nearly swooned when actor Tom Hanks was spotted Tuesday at Ken’s Kash grocery store at about 3:30 p.m.

"[Hanks] said they were out for a drive," a clerk at Ken’s Kash told The Park Record Tuesday.

Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson was with him at the store.

"He just stood in line to pay for his drink," the clerk said.

Weber Canyon resident Matt Gordon, who works at The Park Record, said he "was just standing behind him in line and everybody else was freaking out because it was Tom Hanks."

Ken’s Kash is a commercial landmark in Oakley started by Summit County Commissioner Ken Woolstenhulme in the 1970s. Woolstenhulme sold the store in July to Sandy resident Larry Devey.

"That’s interesting," Woolstenhulme said when told Hanks was in the store. "I just think it’s great that he was there."


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