Now You Know (Aug. 30, 2023)

A Light To Remember

Thursday, Aug. 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Richfield City Park. Country “Forest” Roads will be providing the entertainment, we will have a dinner in the park, and a luminary program. A Light to Remember is a lantern tribute to remember those lost to overdose, to recognize those in recovery, and to provide support and resources for all. Events are planned around International Overdose Awareness Day which is observed annually in August.

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Out of Darkness Walk

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. Volunteers from across Utah are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns across the United States to draw attention to the fight for suicide prevention. The 6th annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk, hosted by the Utah Chapter will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 30. (we reported an incorrect date in last week’s Reaper)

This walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s education and support programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual U.S. rate of suicide 20 percent by the year 2025.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is one of more than 550 Out of the Darkness Overnight, Community and Campus Walks being held nationwide this year. The walks are expected to unite more than 300,000 walkers and raise millions for suicide prevention efforts. Last year, these walks raised over $21 million for suicide prevention.

United We March

The United We March in collaboration with Full Throttle Full Mag presents their 2023 Gut Check Ride. Saturday, Sept. 9, beginning at the Gunnison City Park, the ride will honor heroes in our lives with a 125-mile motorcycle ride on the Fish Lake Loop. For registration information and any other questions, contact Paul “Pablo” Harnett at (435) 340-1794.

Community Bingo

The Richfield Senior Citizens will be holding a community Bingo night Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. There will be plenty of neat prizes for the winners. Bingo Cards will be sold at 2 for $5. For more information contact Jana at (435) 896-6807. The senior center is located at 840 North 300 East in Richfield.

Mobile Outreach Clinic

The NOWCAP Black Lung Clinic in located in Price has announced that its Outreach Mobile Clinic will be coming to Richfield to provide pulmonary screenings for all miners, whether active, retired or former.

They will be screening for Black Lung at the Richfield Lion’s Park, Wednesday through Thursday, Sept. 12-14, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sign up early! To schedule an appointment, please call (435) 613-8790.

Interfaith humanitarian service

In remembrance of 9/11, there will be a community interfaith service day sponsored by the Sevier Valley Interfaith Council and Just Serve. This event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Sevier County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall from noon to 7 p.m. There will also be a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Links can be found on or with sponsor code: September 11. For more information, contact Laurie Rose (435) 896-8020.

Fall Festival

Redmond City will be holding its second annual Fall Festival Saturday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the baseball park. Enjoy food trucks, vendors, Redmond Minerals Mine tours, live music, a 5K race, cornhole tournament, and so much more! See fliers up around the North Sevier area for more information.

Farmer’s market

The Central Utah Food Truck Rally and Farmer’s Market is starting up again for the season. Each Monday it will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Set up can begin at 4 p.m. Contact Sandra Castles (435) 231-1319 for Food Truck information and Elizabeth Geer (435) 201-0115 for Vendor information.

Richfield City Park dates are – Sept. 11 and 18 (free event).

Monroe City Park dates are –Sept. 4.