Roosevelt Holly Fair Expects Thousands

Roosevelt streets were hopping this week with the largest Halloween parade of little costumed kids of the annual event’s history. A different kind of parade will hit Roosevelt today and tomorrow with a massive turnout expected for the annual Holly Fair. To start, the response from vendors has been overwhelming with nearly 200 set up with their specialty items spread out over 4 locations, shares Duchesne County Chamber Director Irene Hansen. Excitement from those traveling to Roosevelt from outside the Basin has also been overwhelming with outreach and response from Rangely, Price, Heber and beyond of those planning to come spend their weekend in Roosevelt. “We’ve seen a real excitement growing this year,” says Hansen. “With the local economy more fragile there are many new ‘kitchen table’ entrepreneurs that are using their talents to create new things and are using this venue to promote their items.” The Holly Fair runs Friday from 10:00am to 8:00pm andSaturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm with locations in Roosevelt at USU, Strata Networks, Grace Event Center and Crossroads Senior Center.

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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.