Stay Home, Look Up
Thank you to the Taylorsville Dayzz Committee for putting on an outstanding fireworks show this year! Residents were asked to stay home and look up into the night sky to view the show, held June 27.
It was a tri-city show, with Midvale and Bluffdale, joining in. The fireworks were shot higher into the air to allow residents from across the valley to see them.
The show was organized as a thank you to those who are keeping our community going through the COVID-19 pandemic, to all for doing their part, and as a congratulations to the class of 2020. Residents across the city applauded the effort. Some of their comments were:
- "Great fireworks show this year, I loved the fact we could listen to the music from our homes and watch the fireworks!!!"
"Wow! That was some show!!! Lots of people at the top of Vista Park watching. All distanced by family groups, of course!"
"Thanks so much for the fireworks. Something normal was awesome!"
"Thank you, thank you. ... Love being able to tune into the music. Parking lot full but everyone social distancing in their cars. Great job!!"
- "Great show last night. Thanks for a wonderful event!"
"Thanks so much for the beautiful fireworks! They were amazing! It was nice to have a sense of community again even though we were not able to be with the rest of our friends and neighbors at the park. Truly wonderful event for our family!"
"Thanks again!!! The view from my roof was fantastic."
Other Taylorsville Dayzz activities that were tentatively scheduled if the state had moved to "green" in its fight against the novel coronavirus — including the evening stage show and Ogden Skydivers — did not go forward due to gathering restrictions.
In addition to the Stay Home, Look Up Fireworks Extravaganza, the Taylorsville Dayzz 5K was held this year as a Virtual Run.
The fireworks show lasted about 30 minutes, and residents were able to tune into FM 94.1 or 99.1 to hear music for the fireworks.
This Year's 5K went Virtual
This year's Taylorsville Dayzz 5K was held as a virtual race, from June 20-27. A Virtual Run is just like a traditional run but it takes place on the day, time and location of your choice during that time period. Race T-shirts and medals are being passed out Monday, June 29, from 3 to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Race committee members will be outside, under a tent, in front of City Hall at a pick-up spot so you can claim your goodies.