Holly Days Brings Crowds to Vernal

The 13th year of Vernal’s annual Holly Days did not disappoint on Friday. Any chill in the air wasn’t felt as locals and visitors from far off places enjoyed free activities throughout the town. According to event coordinator Dale Allred, the initial estimates are that there were around 11,000 participants. “We were really pleased with the good weather and attendance,” shares Allred. “We are aware of people from all around Utah and a number of Western states [who participated]. It was fantastic.” The Holly Days event also helped make the biggest shopping day of the year a local success for retailers. In fact, the event itself was created as a way to bring the community together for family fun and give people a reason to stay and shop locally over Thanksgiving weekend.  


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.