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Women get a day

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

Park City officials have proclaimed a day to celebrate the contributions of women.

The Park City Council on Thursday endorsed a resolution declaring Sept. 26 Celebration of Women Day, which will coincide with the Women’s Craft Fair & Health Expo. The event is slated from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in the Snyderville Basin.

The resolution indicates that Park City is "blessed with many talented and gifted women" and they "make a vital contribution to the health, welfare and quality of life in the community."

It talks about Park City’s women artists, athletes, authors and entrepreneurs, among other vocations they have chosen. It also mentions that women have ascended to elected posts in Park City. The five-person Park City Council currently has two women as members.

"Women contribute their time, talents, and resources as employees, volunteers and homemakers," the resolution says, adding, "women are working together to promote peace and justice."

The Rev. Dr. Cheryl Popple, the leader of the Women’s Center for Spirituality, which is involved in the celebration, said Mayor Dana Williams supports the efforts and agreed with the statements in the resolution.

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"It’s a tremendous affirmation of what women are doing," Popple said.

The Sept. 26 event aims to gather 1,000 cans of food to be donated to pantries, and women’s healthcare workers are expected to attend. The church’s address is 4595 N. Silver Springs Drive.

The City Council frequently endorses resolutions supporting diverse causes, formally gives its support to local special events through similar statements and honors local soldiers who serve in war zones.

They are usually not controversial and pass without extensive discussion.