Teens Seek Donations for ‘Operation Thank a Hero’ Program

Teens actively involved at the Uintah County Library are asking for the community’s help as part of ‘Operation Thank a Hero’. Every month, the Uintah County Library hosts a teen lock-in activity and November’s event will focus on making care packages to send to soldiers. “The teen program is trying to put together 100 boxes,” shares Uintah County Library Director Sam Passey. “We could really use some donations of items…” The donation list of recommended items include non-perishable snacks, food and drink mixes; card games, new or used DVDs, Music CDs, magazines or softcover books; pens, notebooks, batteries, hygiene items, sunglasses, drawings and of course letters of support, among other helpful items. Donations are being accepted now leading up to the teen lock-in night on November 18th from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Middle to high school ages are welcome to participate but donations will be accepted from all in the community. For more information, contact the Uintah County Library.


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.