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Support for Students

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  Volunteers filled more than 700 backpacks to make sure every kid in Washington County is able to start the new school year with a backpack and all the necessary supplies. Learn more in this video and article published by St. George News: https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2022/08/11/apk-we-want-to-give-back-to-this-community-volunteers-donors-fill-backpacks-for-kids-in-washington-county/#.YvVTVi1h2YY

Helping Kids Heal through Film

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  I love anything that has to do with film, but working on this story was extra special. Figmentation Foundation helps kids who have been through medical traumas become super heroes through costuming and film. Check out this video and article published in St. George News: https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2022/07/31/apk-southern-utah-superheroes-among-us-figmentation-foundation-brings-them-to-life/#.YucBxC1h1pI
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July is National Parks and Recreation Month. Check out this video and article about all the fun ways you can celebrate: https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2022/06/30/apk-heres-how-to-celebrate-national-parks-and-recreation-month-in-southern-utah/#.Yr4Uti1h1pI

Take a Hike, Pal

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  You don't have to even travel outside the city limits of St. George to find amazing places to hike.  To help hikers locate local trailheads, Bo Beck and Jeremy Gorzalski have published a new book called "Favorite Hikes in and Around St. George."  Check out this video and article about this wonderful hiking guide:  https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=927893&action=edit

Lifeguard Shortage Affects Southern Utah

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There is a nationwide shortage of lifeguards this summer.  In Southern Utah, it's a mixed bag when it comes to keeping fully staffed.  Check out this video and article in St. George News explaining where the problem is and how it is being solved: https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2022/06/19/apk-southern-utah-pool-facilities-are-scrambling-to-hire-lifeguards-in-face-of-staff-shortages/#.YrBJ9y1h3ig

National Rescue Dog Day

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  Today is National Rescue Dog Day. Take a look at what is happening in the shelters and rescue operations in Southern Utah:     https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2022/05/20/apk-national-rescue-dog-day-this-is-what-you-can-do-to-help-ease-the-rise-of-homeless-pets-in-southern-utah/#.YogXoC1h2YY

Using the Ironman World Championship to Help those with ALS

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  I had the privilege of doing a profile on Ironman Athlete Matt Russell for St. George News. Not only is Matt a great athlete and truly kind person, he rides with an ALS insignia on his jersey and helmet. Our family lost my brother, Joseph, to ALS, so we really appreciate it when a celebrity uses their platform to bring awareness to the disease. Check out this inspiring video and article about Matt and make sure to cheer him on during the Ironman World Championship on May 7 in St. George:  https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2022/04/15/apk-in-memory-of-my-mother-ironman-athlete-overcomes-injury-honors-those-fighting-als/#.YmcCpC1h2YZ