Mark your calendars for the week of July 24. Butlerville Days is the biggest party in Cottonwood Heights! Every Pioneer Day (July 24), we celebrate the founders of this area with a city celebration. You'll find a parade, food, games, live entertainment and more! The parade travels along 2700 East from Fort Union to Bengal Boulevard. Other festivities go on at Butler Park behind the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center. In 2014, we added a 5k run/walk.
"Autumn in Cottonwood Heights" Photography Contest
Winners of the "Autumn in Cottonwood Heights" photography contest were announced and awarded at an open house held in their honor Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Whitmore Library.
An exhibit of photos was held at the Whitmore Library from October 3, 2014 through October 30.
Part of the event included a photography class that was slated for Sept. 27. That class was canceled and rescheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Whitmore Library from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Drake Busath of Busath Photography will instruct attendees on composition and lighting. In addition, a little time will be spent on how to take pictures with an iPhone, since a growing number of people are taking pictures with smart phones.
Sub For Santa
We are excited to announce that Brighton High School has joined our Cottonwood Heights Employee Sub for Santa Program, which means more children will be able to receive gifts from Santa. The Sub for Santa Program is intended to help families subsidize some of their holiday gift budgets.
Applications are now being accepted. The main qualification for the program is that nominated children must reside in Cottonwood Heights. This year we are broadening our span to include more families. We are doing this by asking schools, teachers, business, churches and residents of Cottonwood Heights to nominate a family that may be in need.
An employee committee will review all nominations. The committee has a limited budget, and will not be able to fill all nominations. Once families that have been chosen, they will be notified by November 3, 2014. If you have further questions, please contact City Events Coordinator Ann Eatchel at Aeatchel@ch.utah.gov or call 801-550-8225.
Please help spread the word and bring a little holiday joy to some deserving kids!
Sub for Santa
Rec. Center hosts Halloween “Monster Mash”
There were plenty of chills and thrills in the air during the “Monster Mash” sponsored by Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center and Cottonwood Heights City on Friday, October 24.
The event was held at the Cottonwood Heights Rec. center on 7500 S. 2700 East. From 5 to 7 p.m.
Some of the fun included a “pumpkin alley,” featuring over 40 pumpkins carved out by the Cottonwood Heights Youth City Council.
There was ice-skating, a treat bag for all kids, Halloween-related games in the gym and coloring activities.
One of the biggest hits was “Scales and Tails,” a 45-minute educational show featuring all kinds of “creepy crawlies,” like spiders, scorpions, lizards, a tortoise, and snakes. The show featured other exotic animals, including a giant lizard, a giant snake, a giant tortoise, and a baby alligator or crocodile.
Kids and parents attended the event wearing their favorite Halloween costumes.
A "Doggone" good time
Dogs and their owners had a great time at Cottonwood Heights’ “Bark in the Park” event, held on Saturday, Sept. 6.
The event featured free prizes, vendor displays, dog adoptions and stunt dog performances.
Cottonwood Heights Police also demonstrated the crime-fighting skills of their K-9 unit.
Safety Fair a big success
Preparation and fun were on hand at the Cottonwood Heights Public Safety Fair, held Thursday, Sept. 11 at Butler Park.
Free prizes, safety demonstrations and food were part of the festivities.