The Board of K.E.E.P. Yalecrest would like to thank all of the tour participants and volunteers who braved the cold and the possible rain/snow forecast to make this year’s Fall Walking Tour such a fun and successful event. And a big thank you to the home-owners along the route for your kindness and support too.
Much gratitude goes to the following Yalecrest residents for their work on this year’s tour: Connie Baring-Gould, Katharine Biele, Kim Childs, Jon Dewey, Katherine Fox, Kathleen Garcia, Lisette Gibson, Blair Gordon, Penney Gregerson, Susan Hermance, Virginia Hylton, Kelly Marinan, Lynn Pershing, Libby Peterson, Pat Pia, and Kelly White.
We enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone who attended our event. Not only did we see current Yalecrest residents, but this year we saw people from as far away as South Dakota! (Great timing for our out-of-town neighbor friends that once lived in Yalecrest.) We were pleased meeting folks from the following neighborhoods/cities: Holladay, Liberty Wells, Murray, Park City, Sandy, Sugar House, The Aves, Wasatch Hollow and “above Foothill.” These areas have neighborhoods, also rich in history, that are worth protecting and celebrating.
It was a joy meeting one tour participant who knew her parents had grown up in Yalecrest, but did not know where. She was very happily surprised to discover the childhood home of one of her parents was on the tour.
To the folks from Liberty Wells who surprised some freezing docents with an unexpected gift of coffee and chocolate-covered coffee beans: that “kindness from strangers” gesture provided warmth in more ways than one. Thank you.