On Tuesday, August 15, the Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce will host their annual golf tournament at Crater Springs Golf Course to raise money to go toward beautifying and improving Heber and Midway downtown areas.
“During a recent community assessment, Heber Valley scored well in activities, but the downtown areas were found to need the most improvement,” said Ryan Starks, executive director of the chamber.
The assessment found that many simple things could be done to improve the quality of these areas to make them more inviting. Benches, potted plants and signage were some of the simple things Heber and Midway could to do to improve. This year the chamber hopes to raise $10,000 to be reinvested into the downtowns through mini-grants.
“We want to help our businesses find ways to improve the downtown appeal. By providing some incentives through mini-grants we hope to be able see these improvements take place,” said Starks.
According to Starks, each year the chamber works on different initiatives to help benefit the community. Last year the tournament raised money to help fund research and development of a valley wide signage system to help visitors and residents navigate the county. Implementation of the system is set to occur over the next few years.
Players of all skill levels are invited to attend the four-man scramble format as the chamber staff and advisory committee work hard to make this tournament “the best tournament all year.” Dozens of prizes will be given out from local sponsoring businesses, with delicious food and games at each tee.
Play will begin Tuesday, August 15 at 8 am at Crater Springs with breakfast and lunch provided by the Homestead Resort. Those interested in playing in the tournament to raise money for improving the downtown areas can sign up and get more information at gohebervalley.com.