Passport to Summer Wrapping Up

As hoped, the Passport to Summer program was a huge success. The Passport to Summer program is this year’s version of Dinoland Unplugged. Rather than gather ‘brag tags’, kids received stamps in their Passport as they completed different activities aimed at getting them outdoors and active while on summer break. “Everyone seemed to really love the stamps this year,” shares program coordinator Lesha Colthorp of Uintah County Travel and Tourism. “...Over a thousand kids have been playing the passport program for a little over two months.” The final Passport to Summer party will be held on Thursday, August 11th, at the park in front of the Uintah County Library. Tickets for thousands of dollars of prizes will be given for every 10 stamps a youth has earned. There will be 2 grand prizes given away for Passports that have gathered all 76 possible stamps from local businesses. Families are invited to come enjoy bouncy houses, treats and games. The drawing for prizes begins at 7:00pm.

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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.