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Friday, May 30, 2008

Monastery Clean up Saturday Morning

The long awaited Monastery clean up will be held Saturday, May 31 at 7 am. Your help is needed so please attend to help one of the best neigbors in Ogden Valley.

An related story appeared in Sunday's Standard Examiner.

Here is an article that appeared in the latest issue of the Ogden Valley News:

Monastery Cleanup May 31st - WE NEED YOU!

What started as a simple fund raiser to support a local farmer, has blossomed into an epic, community wide service project to help our neighbors at the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity, a.k.a. the Monastery. The massive cleanup effort will be held May 31, 2008, with registration and refreshments at 7 am and work starting promptly at 8 am. You are also cordially invited to attend the Monastery’s regularly scheduled mass which will be celebrated at 6:30 am.

During our near record snowfall this past winter, the Monastery suffered cave in damage to three outbuildings. One of those buildings housed tractors and machinery belonging to local farmer Tracy Woolsey. The Woolseys suffered extensive loss and damage, and the roof of one of the buildings is still being supported by one of their combines.

Many local contractors and businesses have generously stepped up to offer the use of their heavy equipment, complete with operators. Others will be donating everything from smaller equipment and hand tools to face masks and pizza for the volunteer workers. Now all we need is you!

Work will continue until the cleanup is complete. Individuals and groups are needed to help sift through the rubbish while separating the metal from the wood and other materials. The metal will be salvaged while other materials will be burned in an on site pit.

Safety is key, so be sure to wear heavy boots, gloves, old clothes and safety glasses. Sun protection will also be important, although the event will take place rain or shine. Tool belts, hammers and pry bars/nail removers will also be beneficial, and we are still in need of the following:

Chain Saws
Small sledge hammers
Metal Cutter
Blocks of Ice
6 x 6 or 10 x 10 Tarps
Garden Rakes
Stiff Brooms
Heavy Duty Dust Pans

Thanks for your generosity and support, and we look forward to working with you on the 31st. For questions or to volunteer, please contact Howard Schuyler at 801-209-4547 / , Jim Truett at 801-540-2083 / or Richard Sorensen at 745-0945 / .

Additionally, donations are still being accepted for the Woolsey Farm Relief Fund. You may donate electronically at The Ogden Valley Forum, or at any Zion’s Bank branch, including our own Valley Market branch.

Checks made out to "The Woolsey Farm Relief Fund" may be sent to:

Woolsey Farm Relief Fund
Donation account #553317405
c/o Zion’s Bank
2555 Wolf Creek RD
Eden, UT 84310

A portion of the proceeds from the Huntsville Town Independence Day VIP Package/Harley Give Away will also go to the Woolsey Farm Relief Fund. Visit for details.

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