Old Glory, Bold Journeys, and Cold Air Conditioning:
Handcart Celebrations in Bountiful (and AC Tune Ups from Craig’s Services.)
July in Bountiful, Utah celebrates Independence and the pioneering American way. Craig’s Services helps you feel free to stay in, as well as confident venturing out, knowing you’ll return to a cool, clean indoor climate when you return from your adventures. If only the pioneers had it so good! Call Craig’s Services for all of your HVAC needs. Here’s a list of some events to ring in the season of pioneering, honoring those who built our traditions, and the pioneering spirit within us all!
Handcart Days are here again! Since 1950, this annual celebration has defined the summer in Bountiful, and honors the sacrifices and contributions of the pioneers who travelled west across the American prairie to the Salt Lake Valley, their belongings relegated to a wooden handcart. It was a long, treacherous, dangerous journey, and many didn’t make it, but it helped illuminate and define the character of these determined people, and to create our community. This year, July 15th & 16th, the celebration continues, with park activities and the Joshua Creek concert on Friday, and the parade (one of the largest in Utah at 1.8 miles long) with spectators well into the thousands, run by volunteers as eager and inspired as the pioneers themselves.
How can you level-up your Handcart Day look? Show your pioneer pride with a pendant, or charm bracelet featuring the iconic hand cart. So adorable, you can pay homage all year long.
Remember the joy of building a diorama? Help your kids step away from their electronic device and get back into the analog days of the pioneers (and even just the last decade) by creating history inside an old shoebox (or Amazon delivery box.) These tiny figures will help you with your tiny vision!
Sure, running “for fun” can be challenging. But is it any match for the challenges our ancestors faced while braving the elements on their journey across the prairies? We think not. Get your heart going, and breathe in some good, fresh air, while anticipating a relatively close end in sight by participating in one of the races to celebrate Handcart Days! On July 23, you can run in the Handcart Half, the Frontier 5K, or the
Pioneer Pete 1K. The pioneers would be so proud.
Happy Handcart Days, Bountiful! Craig’s Services is so proud to be a part of this special community. Call us to make sure your AC is Tuned-Up and your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is pristine and fresh. Our factory-trained and licensed technicians will be happy to provide the highest quality HVAC service and maintenance possible to you, and your extended pioneers!