by John Aldrich
If you're looking for an event which combines supporting ANE together with witnessing an amazing display of canine training, plan on coming to the annual sheep dog trials known as the Soldier Hollow Classic over Labor Day weekend in the beautiful Heber Valley September 3-6.
This has become an increasingly popular event with thousands attending over the four days it is held. In addition to the actual sheep dog trials there are a number of ancillary events which are quite entertaining such as the dog jumping contest. For more information about the event visit their website.
To make the event an even bigger attraction there are many vendors who take part. One of these is the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program. Mark Peterson, the event organizer, has been very supportive of our Program, providing tent space in a good location. In turn, ANE provides demonstrations of Navajo weaving as well as offering for sale a large variety of rugs and jewelry. This is one those special events that help us to sell rugs from our catalog.
Everyone attending the trials is guaranteed a fascinating experience as well as a fine opportunity to support ANE. The event web site has a page dedicated to ANE which gives further information. If anyone is interested in volunteering to help staff the tent during the event, please contact Wendy Sanborn at 801-243-2295.