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Anju Thapaliya Sharma shared this video with 2News saying, "We could still have fun while social distancing."
She said her Midvale neighborhood was inspired by the Italians and the neighborhood from Saratoga Springs to share some positive energy
Madison Hatfield rode on horseback through a local restaurant drive-thru in Mona. Jordan Boswell, manager of the restaurant, Gaydeans Bake & Grill, shared the moment with photos.
Here's a smile for you all!! WaLk, RIDE or DriVe-Thru @ Gaydean's Bake & Grill! (15 S Main St. Mona, Ut)
Principal "Frozen" Parody
Granite School District Post High School Principal dances around empty hallways wondering when the students come back.
Penguin goes for a Waddle
You’ve probably seen a few penguins waddling around a zoo or aquarium lately from COVID-19 closures. No?
Well, you can! The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is sharing new videos each day. The latest video shows a Gentoo penguin named “Uno” out for a quick stroll around the aquarium. He visited the Expedition: Asia hall, and saw reptiles, big fish, a binturong, and birds that could fly for the first time.
The nonprofit also launched a web page with free educational resources for teachers, parents, and caregivers. You can learn all about penguins, sharks, animal care, and more here: thelivingplanet.com/education/educational-resources/
Social Distancing Approved Ceremony - Police Chief of the Year
When your husband is being honored as Utah’s Police Chief of the Year, you buy a fancy dress to celebrate. That’s just what Chief Rich Ferguson’s wife, Sally did when she heard the news, but the COVID-19 pandemic.
She quickly put an end to the planned gala but Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi wasn’t going to let the recognition- or the dress - go unnoticed.
In a surprise Facebook Live ceremony, Kaufusi joined by the Utah Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President and Sally, wearing the purchased dress and gave Chief Ferguson the under-stated honor he likely preferred.
Cute Grandma Visit
Lindon resident Shirley McArthur LOVES her family so much that she has struggled this past week not being able to hug them all, especially her grandkids.
She felt lonely with having to distance herself from everyone in order to stay healthy but the neighbors decided to show her they cared. They did a DRIVE-BY OF LOVE to McArthur and she loved every minute of it.
Provo High School welding teacher is sharing his techniques with students online but it 's in a way you might think.
The Facebook post shows a steady hand with - crackers and cheese.
Virtual Magic Show for Kids
Doug Roy is turning some virtual tricks with a free magic show on Facebook.
The show starts today. Check it out!
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