#StayGreater top 5: From a charitable delivery to school lunch debt relief

Stan Benally, a resident of St. George, stands next to the truckload of goods for delivery to the Navajo Nation, St. George, Utah, May 15, 2020 | Photo by Ryne Williams, St. George News

FEATURE — St. George News is seeking to highlight how the Southern Utah community is coming together to help each other through the uncharted territory of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the spirit of the #StayGreater campaign, launched by the Greater Zion Convention and Tourism Office in a call for Southern Utahns to support local businesses, artisans and their neighbors, here are the top 5 stories published in the last week spotlighting the commendable efforts of the community.


2 women launch effort to help pay school lunch debts for county students

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ST. GEORGE — In an effort to help out local families struggling from financial impacts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, two local women started a Facebook page to raise money to pay off outstanding lunch balances for families in the Washington County School District.

Read the complete story here.


Locals deliver goods to Navajo Nation as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise on the reservation

Stan Benally, a resident of St. George, stands next to the truckload of goods for delivery to the Navajo Nation, St. George, Utah, May 15, 2020 | Photo by Ryne Williams, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — When Stan Benally started collecting food, supplies and masks for people in his hometown of Aneth, Utah and people living in the Navajo Nation, he did not expect to be overwhelmed with donations.

Read the complete story here.


‘The coronavirus has been our friend’; Utah couple find love, marriage during COVID-19 courtship

Newlyweds Ann Marcusen Bell and Enoch Bell pose for a portrait on Monday, May 11, 2020, in Kaysville, Utah. | Photo by Ben Dorger/Standard-Examiner via Associated Press, St. George News

KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) — With all the bad press COVID-19 has gotten, it only seems fair to point out when something good comes of the pandemic. Something like true love.

Read the complete story here.


Sen. Mike Lee to serve tacos from Angelica’s Mexican Grill at Senate Republican lunch

The outside of Angelica’s Mexican Grill in St. George, Utah, May 20, 2020 | Photo by Ryne Williams, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — At Thursday’s Senate Republican lunch, Utah Sen. Mike Lee will be serving street tacos from local St. George restaurant, Angelica’s Mexican Grill.

Read the complete story here.


Longtime high school music teacher conducts final concert before retirement

Snow Canyon High School music teacher Terry Moore directs his last concert before retirement at the Vernon Worthen Park, St. George, Utah, May 19, 2020 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — On a beautiful Tuesday evening, under a blue sky with a cool breeze, students – current and former – coworkers, family and friends of longtime high school music teacher, Terry Moore, gathered at Vernon Worthen Park in St. George for one last concert directed by the music maestro before he lays aside his baton and retires.

Read the complete story here.


Learn more about the #StayGreater campaign here.

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