Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020
Login

Author Archive

Volleyball Night – Every Tuesday

Residents are invited to join us for volleyball every Tuesday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  We will be playing at the Arbon Elementary school.  It’s a fun workout and a great way to make new friends!


Fire in the Valley! Emergency Alert System

This morning, smoke blankets the valley as a result of several fires started by lightening yesterday.  There were some close to homes and fields, but the largest resided in Knox Canyon.

One of the most important part of putting out a fire is to know about it early and to have enough people to fight the fire.  I would like to (re)-announce the Emergency Alert System that we have for Arbon Valley.

The newest part of arbonvalley.com is the Emergency Text Messaging System. It is programmed to alert people in case of any sort of valley emergency. This includes fire, earthquakes, or any other sort of emergency. To receive emergency texts all you have to do is enter your cell phone number into the Emergency Text Messaging System found at www.arbonvalley.com.

On the 11th of July a fire was started by a lightning strike in Knox Canyon. The Emergency Text Messaging System was used for the first time and successfully alerted all those who had signed up for it. Due to the early alert, BML was notified immediately and citizens were quick to assist those in need.  Sheep were evacuated and tractors were stationed in strategic locations to protect fields and potentially homes.  A quick response can make all the difference.

This system allows news to travel more quickly to everyone in the valley. There are bound to be more fires around the valley and a quick response will be key to containing them. By signing up for the Emergency Text System you will be notified of any emergency as soon as possible. This will give you the opportunity to help protect our homes, crops, and the valley.


Hay Days Report

This year’s Arbon Hay Days was a lot of fun for everyone involved! There were a lot of new faces and everyone enjoyed meeting new people and learning how they are associated with the valley. It was a great opportunity for everyone to relax, visit, and play some games.The night started off with a potluck dinner of hamburgers, hotdogs, and every salad and dessert imaginable. While enjoying dinner everyone received a raffle ticket which put them in the raffle for items that were donated from various people around the valley. The prizes included: Arbon Valley hats donated by Jacob Andersen, genuine Arbon Valley Honey donated and harvested by Ryan Weston, food storage wheat donated by Hans Hayden, and some novelty cooking items donated by Juli Fitch.

Another thing that made the hay days great was the games.

For the first game the adults and kids teamed up. The kids were given squirt guns and the adults were given candles. The objective of the game was to be the first team to get their candle out by squirting it with the squirt gun. Due to some fine aiming on the kids part, none of the adults escaped the encounter dry.

The next game was a donut eating contest with a twist. The contestants not only had to eat their donut the fastest, the donut was suspended from a string above them and they couldn’t use their hands! This game was split into three separate categories: men, women, and couples. The first to go were the men. All the contestants gave it their all but in the end Taylor came out on top. In the women’s categorie Shancy Lusk roped in the victory.The couples categorie was slightly different than the rest. In this one the woman would hold the donut above their man while he attempted to eat it. If you were lucky enough to watch this categorie compete you witnessed something truly amazing. Jen and Dave Richardson completely dominated their competition and set a record time in the process. Dave was just a machine while he wolfed down that donut, but he couldn’t have performed so well if he didn’t have his wife Jenny to use her masterful direction abilities. This performance will be talked about for generations. Following this contest, Ryan Weston presented a sing along. Everyone joined in on the singing and it was a lot of fun. Ryan’s performance concluded the scheduled program and everyone was free to do as they pleased. Many people used this time to catch up with their friends and neighbors. There were also plenty of games going on at this time. Many people joined in on a volleyball game. Others played cornhole or boche ball. There was also a water balloon throwing contest. In this contest a team of two would throw a water balloon to each other. The team that could  throw their water balloon the greatest distance without it breaking was declared the winner. Another activity to enjoy was face painting. Kids and adults alike joined in on the fun of getting their face painted. This was a great time for everyone in the valley to get together and just have fun!

Special thanks to: The Hayden family for providing the grounds. Ryan Weston for his honey donation and musical performance. Juli Fitch and Hans Hayden for their donations to the raffle. A big thanks to Jacob Andersen for the time he spent planning and making this fun filled day possible.