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Subject: Western Mining & Railroad Museum's 5th Annual Heritage Week needs you...
From: info@destinationhelper.com
Date: Fri, May 23, 2008 1:58 pm
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May 23, 2008



Howdy to all --

June 2-7, 2008 is Helper's 5th Annual Heritage Week. Started by the Western Mining & Railroad Museum, Heritage Week has grown to be such a popular event that it drew the attention of True West Magazine and led to Helper, Utah becoming the 2006 #10 Top Ten True Western Town and then jumped to become 2007's #1 Top Ten True Western Town.

Known as the "Black Sheep of Utah," Helper's Heritage Week celebrates its' unique and colorful history of Iron Horses, Black Diamonds, Blazin' Six Guns, Outlaws and more Bars and Brothels than Churches!

Usually Heritage Week is filled with historical, educational and entertainment events, but this year the committee went above and beyond. "We have pulled in speakers, events and sponsors from all over the Utah to provide entertainment promoting Helper's unique history," said Darrin Teply, event coordinator, sponsor and re-enactor.

Events start off Tuesday, June 3, 2008 with a caravan tour of the area's Ghost Towns and offers a preview of Museum Director SueAnn Martell's 2nd book Coal Camps of Eastern Utah, available later this year in September. Thursday, June 5, 2008 is the 2nd Annual Bordello Ball with outlaw and lawman historian Joel Frandsen followed by a wild auction that raises money for the Western Mining & Railroad Museum Expansion Project. Dinner is served by the E. Clampus Vitus Matt Warner Chapter. Advanced tickets are required to the Bordello Ball. Friday, June 6 and 7th will be the 1st Annual Helper Model Railroad Show starring the Ophir Tintic Western Model Railroad Club with some amazingly expansive model railroad setups. Friday, June 6 is also our Old West Evening Outdoors with famed Helper band Hillbilly Voodoo with other performers, Cowboy Poets and food available. Saturday, June 7th is our biggest day where we take over Helper's Main Street. Starting off with an Old West Chuckwagon Breakfast at the Balance Rock Eatery, as part of our expansive Family Heritage Day, we also have guided museum tours, Old West Hollywood Smoky Blank Shootouts in the street by the Balanced Rock Regulators, Mining Safety demonstrations by West Ridge Coal Mine, and the University of Utah Marriott Library Special Collections Photograph Exhibit on the Immigrants of Carbon County. During Family Heritage Day, food, vendors and a Helper Merchant's Sidewalk sale will also be occurring. To finish the day off we are having our 1st Annual Bordello Bed Race where we have teams compete with themed racing beds down Helper's Main Street.

It's not too late to sponsor this event, become a vendor or enter a Racing Bed for our 5th Annual Heritage Week. Current up-to-date details of events, locations, Heritage Week sponsors, entry forms and Heritage Week's history can be found at DestinationHelper.com, by using the contact information below, calling the Western Mining & Railroad Museum at (435) 472-3009 or by downloading our poster.

Even if you can't sponsor Heritage Week or feel you don't have the "legs" for a Bordello Bed Race, come and see the event that brought international attention to Helper, Utah and the Western Mining & Railroad Museum and brings in repeat tourists year after year from locations as far away as Las Vegas and California! Admission to most events is free, but donations are appreciated and turn of the century costumes are encouraged, but not required.

-- Darrin Teply

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Teply Graphic Arts & Publishing, LLC
50 A Street
Helper, Utah 84526
Phone: 435.472.6666 | Fax: 472.6667
email: heritageweek@destinationhelper.com


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