LaVerkin Winter Fest fun persists despite snowfall; STGnews Photo Gallery

LaVerkin Winter Fest attendees warm up by the fire pit, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News

LAVERKIN – As the snow flew on Saturday, a few brave souls came out to take part in the LaVerkin Winter Fest, a community celebration hosted by the City of LaVerkin.

Daunting weather conditions forced the cancellation of several activities, including the mayor’s walk and soapbox derby. However, the holiday lights parade went ahead as planned and Sherm Howard took first place, winning a $100 check from the city and a $50 gas card.

Activities at LaVerkin Elementary School included entertainment from students and members of the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the Suzie Snowflake pageant for young girls.

Those who stayed outside participated in the snowman-building competition or browsed food and product vendors, huddling near fire pits to keep warm.

A brilliant fireworks show closed the festival after dark.

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Authorities cancel the soapbox derby due to unsafe weather conditions, LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Authorities cancel the soapbox derby due to unsafe weather conditions, LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
LaVerkin Winter Fest attendees warm up by the fire pit, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
LaVerkin Winter Fest attendees warm up by the fire pits, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Entertainment at the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Entertainment at the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Entertainment at the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Entertainment at the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Entertainment at the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Entertainment at the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Entertainment at the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Entertainment at the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Entertainment at the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Entertainment at the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Suzie Snowflake Pageant, the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Suzie Snowflake Pageant, the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Suzie Snowflake pageant, the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Suzie Snowflake pageant, the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Snowman-building contest, the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Snowman-building contest, the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
The LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
The LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
The LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
The LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
The LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Fireworks close the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Fireworks close the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Fireworks close the LaVerkin Winter Fest, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News

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LaVerkin Winter Fest attendees warm up by the fire pit, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
LaVerkin Winter Fest attendees warm up by the fire pits, LaVerkin, Utah, Dec. 7, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News

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1 Comment

  • Dixielambs December 8, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Poor Town of LaVerkin…Can’t seem to catch a break. Kudos to the determined folks who attended despite the adversity.

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