Heritage Projects Garner Best of State Medals – Press Release 6/29/2003

DATE 6/29/2003 4:55 PM

This is part of an occasional series by the Sanpete Country Travel and Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance on the people and places along U.S. Highway 89.

Heritage Projects Garner Best of State Medals

Two Sanpete County Travel and Heritage Council and U.S. Highway 89 Alliance projects were awarded Best of State medals during a June 28 ceremony in Salt Lake City.Best of State is the premier public forum for awards and recognition in the state of Utah. The competition is dedicated to promoting higher visibility and public awareness for outstanding individuals, businesses. The 11 main categories are: arts and entertainment, science and technology, community development, manufacturing, agriculture, sports and recreation, merchandising, hospitality/travel/tourism, education, services, and dining establishments.

The brochure “The Artisans and Crafters of Utah’s Heritage Highway 89” received a medal in the Arts and Entertainment (Handicrafts) division. The brochure features the products created by artists and craft makers along U.S. Highway 89, the Heritage Highway. It was produced by the U.S. Highway 89 Alliance.

Also in the Arts and Entertainment category, the videos Stories Along U.S. Highway 89 and Cultures in Conflict, a documentary on the Black Hawk War, received medals. Both videos were produced by KBYU’s Rob Sibley. Stories Along U.S. Highway 89 features the people, places and history of Highway 89, and includes in-depth interviews and historical re-enactments. Cultures in Conflict is an award-winning documentary on Chief Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War that looks at how the Native American leader and the war influenced and changed the Sanpete County region.

For more information Contact:Monte Bona
Sanpete County Travel and Heritage Council
(435) 462-2502


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