FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE? FAUX OR FOR REAL?

CHRISTMAS TREE POLL – DAVIS COUNTY

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CHRISTMAS TREE POLL – WEBER COUNTY

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Faux or Fake Christmas tree was ultimately the winner over real trees, in both Davis and Weber county, interesting even more so in Davis county.  Christmas traditions start with the main decoration of the tree.  There are so many ways to play out this tradition and whatever works best for you and your family is the right way.

When purchasing a real tree at the local seasonal tree companies, you give back to your community.  Many of these companies make it worth the extra costs of the tree by offering hot cocoa, candy canes and entertainment for a fun family event, plus saving you gas money.   Verses the drive in the mountains to find the perfect tree, purchasing a forest service tag, tools to cut the tree and haul it home, but the time spent driving together singing Christmas songs and the effort cutting it together, is bonding and priceless.  Funny stories about real trees are that some come with bugs or baby spiders that hatch as it warms up in your house, eek.  Or it dries out so fast that all the needles and even ordainments are on the ground by Christmas.

Anyone can purchase a Faux tree, there are many sales right after Christmas at the local discount stores. ¬†Even better search your local DI or confinement stores for slightly used trees. ¬†You may have to re-light it or do some small repairs but the price can’t be beat, if your willing to do the work. ¬†For sure fake trees do save time, which gets very limited with all the hustle and bustle the holiday season brings.

The most important thing is setting the family tradition to be past on for generations. ¬†It is OK to test and try new ways and look back in your past to discover what you liked most about Christmas time. ¬†It doesn’t always have to be just like how your parents did it or how your neighbors are doing it, just have fun in creating a Christmas tree family tradition in your home and the choice is yours!

List of local Christmas tree farms to get started:

Davis County:

Green Ridge Christmas Trees, 1370 N. US 89, Kaysville; 801-513-1861

  • Open: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.¬†Black Friday, Nov. 27; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29; 5 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays from Nov. 30 through Dec.¬†18, depending on inventory
  • Price: $45 and up depending on type and height
  • Types of trees: Precut Nordman, Noble and grand firs, with a limited selection of spruces to cut

Neville Farm Christmas Trees, 1875 W. 1000 South (westside Drive), Layton, UT 84041; 801-544-9401

  • Open: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov. 27 and 28
  • Willing to accommodate for other times, call Donald at 801-390-4823 except Sundays for appointments
  • Will have about 100 nice trees from four to eight feet tall, with the majority being five to six feet tall. $50 for each tree
  • You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine.

Morgan County:

Robinson’s Tree Farm, 6262 West Old Highway Road, Morgan; 801-876-3190

  • Open: 8 a.m. to dark,¬†Monday through Sunday starting Friday Nov. 27, (might be sold out on Friday)
  • Price: $50 for each tree
  • Species: Colorado blue spruce, balsam
  • Cut your own tree; hand saw supplied

Weber County:

North Pole Pines, 2546 W. 3100 North, Farr West; 801-731-6466 or 801-628-1041

  • Open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov. 27 and 28
  • Tree varieties and prices:

Scotch Pines: Approximately 350 to choose from ‚ÄĒ ¬†$30 for¬†10 feet tall plus with special tags, $40 without; $50 for eight to 10 feet tall; $60 for under eight feet tall

Parks and Recreation

March 31st – Easter Egg Hunt | FREE |10AM

The annual Syracuse Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Founder’s Park on Saturday, March 31, at 10 am SHARP! Children 11 years of age and younger are welcome to participate. The Easter Bunny will be available for picture-taking with the children. Accommodations for special needs children will be available. Volunteers are needed to help stuff eggs. If you are interested, please call the Syracuse Community Center at 801-614-9660 opt. 1

June 23rd – 30th Syracuse Days

Volunteer Opportunities

Egg Stuffing – must be completed and dropped off by Friday, March 30th

For more information, visit syracuserecreation.com or call 801-614-9660

*Posted with permission from Syracuse.com

Things to Do this Weekend in Davis County: June 10-12

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We are loving June as the events keep pouring into our calendar! ¬†Here is a list of fun things to do this weekend, June 10-12, in Davis County area! Our recent blogs may also give you more fun ideas this summer like 70+ things to do in Davis County and a list of FREE Movies in the Park in Davis County Summer 2016. ¬†Remember, this is just a highlight of fun events — find more events on the community calendar on GoDavis.biz!

Friday June 10th

7pm: Uintah Days, Uintah City Park¬†—¬†‚ÄúCool‚ÄĚ car rides, ‚ÄúGlow Run‚ÄĚ in the park, dancing under the pavilion and food. Lighting of the Mountain U at dusk.

7pm: Jr. High Ballroom Dance Performance, W. Bountiful

DUSK: Free Movie in the Park, Centerville — “The Incredibles”

Saturday June 11th:

7:30am-11pm: Uintah Days, Uintah City Park — ¬†Breakfast, PARADE (10am), Activities (climbing wall, dunk tanks, laser tag, carnival games, etc), Entertainment, Contests, Dinner, Dinner Music, Movie in the Park “Zootopia” (dusk). ¬†See full schedule¬†HERE.

salamanders9am-11:30pm: ¬†Arts & Music Festival, Kaysville — Sunrise Yoga, Artisan Vendors, Food Vendors, “The Salamanders” Concert, Movie in the Park “Finding Nemo” (Dusk). ¬†See schedule HERE.

9am-12pm: Bountiful Ridge Club — FREE Kids Day (ages 4-14) includes brief instructions, games, fun, & treats.

fishing9am-11am: Free Fishing Day, Woods Cross:  Free Fishing Day for Kids & Cops.  Bait provided.

10:30am: Daddy & Me Ceramic Workshop, Farmington:  Hands on Art in Farmington has this fun workshop for Daddy & kids to create Ceramic Art together!

7pm: Miss West Point Pageant, Syracuse High School

7pm: Gentri, Kenley Amphitheater Layton — Tickets $12-$30.

8pm-10pm: Open Mic Night, Bountiful — by Joy Foundation.

Dusk: Free Movie in the Park, Kaysville “Finding Nemo”

Dusk: Free Movie in the Park, Uintah “Zootopia”

Sunday June 12th:

7pm: FREE Sunday Night Concert, Kenley Amphitheater Layton — Ophir Creek (folk, bluegrass)

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Have fun this weekend & be safe!! ¬†See more¬†things to do¬†& details on our community calendar on GoDavis.biz¬†and make sure to use¬†some local coupons to save some $$ this weekend and have more fun to places like Dartside, Texas Roadhouse, Rush Funplex, Boston’s Restaurant, & more.

 

 

 

Easter Egg Hunts in Davis County 3/26/16

Here is a list of FREE Easter Egg Hunts for this Saturday March 26th, 2016 in Davis County!!  Remember to be there BEFORE the start times since that is when the Easter Egg Hunts begin and usually eggs go fast!!

Click links for more details.

9am – West Bountiful City -“Easter Egg Scramble” W Bountiful City Park, (550 W 1600 N)

9am – Kaysville City – Barnes Memorial Park, 900 W 200 N Kaysville

9am – Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch – Heritage Place Senior Living, 1150 S Main St, Bountiful

9am – Clinton City – Civic Center in Clinton, 2300 N 1500 W.

9am – South Ogden City, Friendship Park 655 E 5500 S. 9am- Pics Easter Bunny & other activities. 10am- Easter Egg Hunt begins.

9am – Easter Egg Dive, South Davis Rec Center 500 N 200 W Bountiful (register at front desk)

9:30 – Centerville City – Founders Park, 350 N Main, Centerville

9:30 – Fruit Heights, Harvey Park (city hall)

10am РEaster Egg Dive & Hunt (Hunt 10am, Dives 10:30 and 1:30)  Clearfield Aquatic Center 825 S State St

10am –¬†Legacy House Bountiful, 79 E Center St Bountiful

10am РSurf’n Swim Annual Easter Egg Dive, 465 N Wasatch Dr, Layton ($5, register in by 3/25, click link for details)

10am – Roy City, Sandridge Park, 2100 W 4450 S, Roy

10am – West Point, Loy Blake Park, 550 N 3500 W

10am – Farmington City – Forbush Park (100 S Main)

10am РSyracuse City РFounder’s Park (Easter Bunny there!)

10am – Woods Cross – “Easter Eggstravaganza”, Woodscross Elementary

10am РAlpine Church Layton, 254 W 2675 N

11am – Nations for Christ – Kiwanis Park, 351 Vine St Clearfield

 

See ALL events for March 26th on our calendar HERE.