Cocoa Puff Treats–A Sunday Afternoon Treat

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Melt together until smooth in sauce pan:
1 c. Sugar
1 c. white Karo syrrup

Add: (stir in and let melt until smooth and creamy)
1 c. Creamy Peanut Butter
1 c. Crunchy Peanut Butter

Add: (stir together until coated)
4 c. Cocoa Puffs
1 c. chopped pecans

Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper, let cool

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Several years ago when the boys were younger we went to lots of Cub Scout and Boy Scout events.  At one of those events, a neighbor brought a tray of odd-looking pud-like cookies.  They didn’t look too appetizing, but after popping one into your mouth, you went back for more.  They became our family’s favorite ugly duckling go-to treat.  John whipped up a batch this morning to take to a family dinner after church this afternoon.  It’s a recipe worth throwing out there.  We’ve called them many things, which I won’t mention.  You can come up with your own name–but please, do try them.  They are a sure winner with kids and just about everyone else!

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October DfG Schedule of Events!

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Here’s what our month is looking like.  Come join the fun at an event near you:
 1 Oct Orem, Aspen 6th Ward Aubrey Henrie
1 Oct Mountain Green Julie Treadwell
7 Oct Bountiful 9-12:00 302 Bogey Cir Heather Maxwell
7 Oct Alpine 4th Ward RS/YW Celeste Lewis
7 Oct SLC Stake YW Combined Melissa Phillippi, Julie Gray,
8 Oct Bountiful, 1500 So. 600 E. Heather Maxwell
8 Oct Lehi 4th Ward Jean Edwards
9 Oct Draper, Corner Canyon 1st Ward Addie Fuhriman
9 Oct Provo Parkway 5th Ward Becca Kayne
9 Oct Salt Lake Grandeur Peak Ward Carol Crosby
11 Oct Spanish Fork YSA Stake Chantal Thompson
11 Oct Lindon 23rd Ward Super Saturday Kristin Timms
11 Oct Bountiful 9:00-2:00, 1400 S. 100 E. Heather Maxwell
14 Oct Bountiful 1250 So. Main, 7:00 p.m. Heather Maxwell
14 Oct Alpine RS Group Valorie Goodridge
14 Oct Pleasant Grove Mt. Mahogany 4th Ward Julie Cook
16 Oct THIRD THURSDAY 9:00-12:00, 6:00-8:00 Orem
18 Oct Distinguished YW Juan Diego HS Draper
21 Oct Pleasant Grove, Grove 3rd Ward Melanie Hiatt
21 Oct Mapleton 23rd Ward Melissa Clark.
22 Oct Orem 7th Ward RS/YW Sandy Clark
23 Oct West Jordan Sr. Citizen Center 1:00-4:00 Kim Wu
23 Oct Orem, Northridge 4th Ward Lysa Rytting
25 Oct Highland Super Saturday Irene Black
25 Oct Payson, BYU Married Ward Chris Riley
25 Oct Centerville 9:00-2:00 Nedra Johnson
28 Oct SLC, Crescent Ridge 6th Ward Jan Wilden
4 Nov Bountiful 9:00-12:00, 302 Bogey Cir Heather Maxwell
5 Nov Bountiful 9th Ward 4:00-9:00 Heather Maxwell
6 Nov Farr West 6:30 Training Meeting Heather Maxwell
8 Nov Payson Lois Knutsen
11 Nov Salem Ann Shumway
12 Nov Cottonwood Heights Lisa Adams
12 Nov Centerville Heather Maxwell
12 Nov Sandy Betsy Chamberlain
15 Nov Pleasant Grove Mt. Mahogany 5th Ward Wendy O’Keefe
18 Nov Saratoga Springs Stake YW Caren Winters
20 Nov Third Thursday Morning Only
22 Nov Utah Valley Chapter’s 1 Year Anniversary!
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My house is covered with lint, the world is filled with words.

2014-10-14 Washing Flannel (6)A few weeks ago we found some flannel fabric on a clearance sale for $1/yard. We bought 471 bolts with our sacred donated DfG funds. What a thrill to find good flannel at that price! The shipments have been coming in last week and this. Last Friday 28 very large boxes were delivered to my front door. After the UPS man left, I hefted all of them out of sight so John wouldn’t freak out when he saw them stacked and barricading us in the house.

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I’ve been washing that flannel, bolt after bolt. Two at a time. Solid colored ones and printed ones. My washing machine and dryer are churning and drying almost around the clock. The trash can in the laundry room fills with dryer lint. The surfaces in the laundry are dusted with lint. There are dust bunnies on the floor and in the corners.

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Today I picked up the threads on the carpet down the stairs to the kitchen and noticed lint balls on the kitchen floor and a fine dusting of lint on the counter tops. I noticed lint just about everywhere upstairs and downstairs in our home. Wow. It’s in the air, and it goes everywhere.

As I noticed lint everywhere in my house, it made me wonder about what parts of me are floating around out there. First I thought of picking a fallen hair off my sweater and dropping it to the ground. Then I thought of clipping fingernails and not sweeping every piece up. I thought of my physical body lint like the rough summer skin I filed off my heels last night before I went to bed. Parts and pieces of me are shed, like lint.

Then I thought about other ways we leave ourselves behind. My first thought was Words. I teach, I speak, I write. I leave Words out in the world. I thought about my influence. Is it for good, or is it like lint–something to be swept away? This afternoon between teaching my Family History classes I had a phone call from a lovely women named Janette in Glendora, California. “Is this Ann Lewis?” I told her, yes, I am Ann. She said, “Are you the lady who does Days for Girls?” I told her “Yes! I’m that Ann.” She said she has been hearing about me and reading about me. She knew people there who read this blog. She has a sister in Alpine I met last week at an event. My words somehow reached her, like lint flying out into the world. We visited for an hour or so, and could have talked much longer.

Before returning to my evening class, I put another load into the dryer and emptied the lint form the lint catcher, thinking about what I am leaving behind, what words I am speaking and writing and putting out into the world. I hope they are positive and good. I hope they motivate others to be good and do good things. Lint and words are small things, but they travel far. Something to consider as I am writing my fingers to the bone.


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Remembering Mary Payne/Pain d. 14 October 1944, my 3rd Great-grandmother

Pioneer Quote

Mary passed away in the Winter Quarters area, 5 miles west of Kitchens Settlement. She and her husband James were among the exiled Mormons, from the state of Illinois. Starvation and disease ran rampant among these new communities and Mary fell victim.  James states in his autobiography that he lost his wife and youngest son very soon after. Two more children would die.  You can feel the fear in James’s writing, when he talks about ‘this place will kill the lot of us.’

Today I remember the sacrifice Mary made.  She gave all she had.  I am grateful to her for that gift.  I am here today because she came first.
Pioneer Burial

A blanket wraps your lifeless form,
As if it’s presence can make you warm.
We cannot stop our freezing tears,
Nor think of future, empty years.
Nor even take the time to grieve,
For we must surely take our leave.

The wagons slowly move along;
We, among the tattered throng.
We trudge behind, as journey starts;
Choking sobs, with broken hearts.
Blinding sleet now numbs our pain;
Our only hope, “We’ll meet again”.

~Shirleen C. Farley 2011

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Global Days for Girls Sew-a-Thon

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This week has been crazy busy.  Rather than hosting a single Sew-a-Thon Day, we’ve had a full week of activity!  My dear friend Melissa Clark and I helped with 5 different DfG Events all in one week.   I think we had about 500 women and young ladies involved in these events.  Also special thanks this week to Peggy Showalter and Heather Maxwell in Bountiful and Julie Treadwell in Kaysville (Mountain Green Event) who had events up north.  We are grateful to Celeste Lewis, my sis-in-law in Alpine, Jean Edwards in Lehi, Addie Fuhriman in Draper, Kristin Timms in Lindon, and Chantal Thompson in Spanish Fork who helped organize and host events in their neighborhoods. Our dear friend Christine Chappell hosted her own party in Heber and made about 600 shields with friends and neighbors.  She posted the photos below of her work.  Chapter Leader Melissa Phillippi serged 450 bags.  Lois Knutsen in Payson and Cathy Monson in Orem and their friends traced 1000s of PUL and shield pieces to be cut.  Becca Kayne from Provo delivered 40 finished kits!  Carol Crosby from Salt Lake dropped off a carload of donations, and even our dear friends in Vernal delivered a large bag full of finished pockets.  Then yesterday to top things off, the UPS man brought 28 large boxes of flannel we found on a killer sale at Marshall’s Dry Goods in Arkansas.  My home and my heart are overflowing with DfG Goodness!

Everywhere we go, we meet amazing women who are excited and so happy to help.   I am sometimes quite speechless at the kindness and generosity of the women we meet.  I hope every single girl who receives a DfG kit feels the love that goes into every single part and piece.

Thanks to each of you who has contributed and helped this week.  The donations have poured in, the love has spread, and we’ve made so many new friends who want to continue helping.  I am finding it hard to sleep at night as I think about all the goodness that surrounds me.  Thank you, everyone!

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Christine Chappell’s shield factory above!

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Carol Crosby below from Salt Lake with donations collected this week in her ward.2014-10-10 Carol Crosby (1)

Photos below from events this week in Draper and Spanish Fork.  (SADLY the card wasn’t in my camera for many of the other events . . . .)2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (50) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (42) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (41) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (38) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (28) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (23) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (20) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (17) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (11) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (10) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (9) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (5) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (3) 2014-10-9 Draper Canyon Corner 1st Ward (2)

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Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: ‘Seek opportunities to care for the poor’

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Last weekend was our General Conference.  Elder Holland’s message was my favorite.  Here is a summary of his remarks from the Deseret News.  When the talk is published in full, I’ll include it here.

In his Saturday afternoon talk, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles asked members to follow the Lord’s perfect example and prayerfully seek ways to assist the poor.

Counted among the Savior’s most sacred duties were blessing the poor — including the poor in spirit. From the beginning of His ministry, Jesus loved the impoverished and disadvantaged in an extraordinary way.

“Down through history poverty has been considered humankind’s greatest and most widespread challenge,” he said. “Its obvious toll is usually physical, but the spiritual and emotional damage it can bring may be even more debilitating. In any case, the great Redeemer has issued no more persistent call than for us to join Him in lifting this heavy burden from the people.”

Many may ask what they can do to help the poor. The Master Himself offered an answer when, prior to His betrayal and crucifixion, Mary anointed Jesus’s head with an expensive burial ointment. Judas Iscariot protested this extravagance and ‘murmured against her.’

“Jesus said, … Why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work. … ‘She hath done what she could.’” (Mark 14: 4-6, 8)

Elder Holland then offered further counsel on uplifting the poor.

“We can, as King Benjamin taught, cease withholding our means because we see the poor as having brought their misery upon themselves.

“Perhaps some have created their own difficulties, but don’t the rest of us do exactly the same thing? Isn’t that why this compassionate ruler asks, ‘Are we not all beggars?’ Don’t we all cry out for help and hope and answers to prayers? Don’t we all beg for forgiveness for mistakes we have made and troubles we have caused? Don’t we all implore that grace will compensate for our weaknesses, that mercy will triumph over justice at least in our case?”

Remember, King Benjamin said one obtains a remission of his or her sins by pleading to God — but one retains a remission of those sins by compassionately responding to the poor.

Members should also pray for those in need. Both the rich and the poor can “do what they can” when others are in need.

Elder Holland spoke of his reverence for principles of industry, thrift, self-reliance and ambition. It’s important that people help themselves before seeking help from others.

“Furthermore, I don’t know exactly how each of you should fulfill your obligation to those who do not or cannot always help themselves,” he said. “But I know that God knows, and He will guide you in compassionate acts of discipleship if you are conscientiously wanting and praying and looking for ways to keep a commandment He has given us again and again.”

Assist others by observing the Law of the Fast, he added. “Cherish that sacred privilege at least monthly and be as generous as circumstances permit in your fast offering and other humanitarian, educational and missionary contributions.”

In closing, Elder Holland paid tribute to President Thomas S. Monson, whose life has been defined by doing all he could do to help those in need.

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310 Additional Kits to Zimbabwe today! 2010 Total!

2014-10-2 Packing Kits for Zimbabwe (5)Today was an amazing day.  Melissa Clark and I packed 310 more kits for girls in Zimbabwe.  Down below is an interesting article about a massive donation organization by 3 pro-golfers.  Last Thursday, a friend of theirs from South Africa contacted us about sending kits.  We’ve been working like crazy ever since, preparing things to send.  These wonderful women had TEN forty-foot containers ready to load.  Our kits took only a few feet of one of those containers.  A few feet that will absolutely change the lives of 2010 girls.  They have no idea what is coming their way!  I’m so excited for them.

So today we loaded 19 very large boxes into my suburban (a miraculous feat) and headed to Salt Lake City where the containers were being loaded.  We also took 64 bolts of flannel, a roll of PUL (waterproof lining) and other supplies to send to the DfG Sewing Center in Zimbabwe.2014-10-2 Packing Kits for Zimbabwe (3)2014-10-2 Packing Kits for Zimbabwe (6)Driving into the loading area took my breath away.  Men and boys were filling a container.  Our 1700 kits were already loaded.  The huge room (larger than several football fields) was filled with donations of every kind.  100s of packed suitcases were ready to load.  Each was filled with all the clothing and supplies needed by a missionary preparing to serve.  There were school supplies and hygiene kits and food and clothing–enough of all of these to fill 10 large containers.  It brought tears to my eyes to see the kindness and generosity of the people who live around me.  One scout troop in Springville showed up with truckloads containing 250 filled suitcases.  Women were sorting clothing.  Men were wrapping wheelchairs and strollers and medical equipment.  Everyone was working, preparing things for the containers.

Take a look at the photos below and you’ll get a feeling for the kindness of Saints in Utah.  This was only one of the facilities where supplies were being packed.  The other place had all the soft items and they were bailing them to conserve space.

I have loved being a part of this movement to help others.  We were just a small part, but 2010 kits, as they say in Africa, is “no small thing.”  Our reserves are low again, but I have no doubt more help and donations will come in so that when the next call for kits comes, we will be ready.

Enjoy these photos and the article below them:2014-10-2 Packing Kits for Zimbabwe (2)Loading kits this morning in the garage.

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Wow, what a great day it’s been!


Why We Suddenly Have So Many LDS Missionaries from Zimbabwe
By Maurine Proctor

 If you have been praying for missionary opportunities, you will want to learn about this. You can pack a suitcase for an African missionary who may not be able to serve without your help. Instructions below.

When our daughter, Michaela, was in the MTC in Johannesburg, South Africa two months ago, we thought something was quite mysterious. Almost every other missionary with her was from Zimbabwe. Not only that, they seemed to know each other like high school friends who shared the same stories.

How did this happen that so many missionaries from Zimbabwe (or Zim as they like to call it) should be entering the mission field at once?

Zimbabwe Missionaries

We found out just a few days later when we met three very high profile LDSprofessional golfers from the Ladies European Tour, Reeve Nield, Laurette Maritz and Cecilie Lundgreen who started a remarkable, nearly unprecedented project. Laurette is South Africa’s top women’s golfer, Cecilie is top-ranked from Norway and Reeve’s family has lived in Zimbabwe for several generations.

Cecilie Lundgreen, Laurette Maritz and Reeve Nield

Zimbabwe Angels

For some time Reeve had noticed how many fine young, missionary-age Latter-day Saints were in Zimbabwe who had no chance to go on missions no matter how keenly they desired it. The stumbling block was having the money to prepare themselves to go.

They are street vendors who hawk their wares and live day by day, giving a chunk of funds to their families to help sustain them. They are unemployed in a nation that has fallen on very hard economic times. Their clothing is too worn to look like a missionary. Even if they begin to put a little nest egg aside toward a mission, usually the funds get absorbed when someone in their family needs medicine or their parents fall on particularly hard times.

No getting around it. It is expensive to get medical and dental exams for mission papers, expensive to obtain a birth certificate in a nation where you weren’t given one at birth, expensive to get a passport, expensive to buy a suitcase, let alone fill it when you earn only two dollars a day.

Reeve Nield

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Reeve said the Spirit told her, “Go find those kids here in Zimbabwe who want to go on a mission and can’t,” so she set up a meeting last 16 December in the Harare Chapel and invited the mission-age Latter-day Saints in her area to come. She expected 15 or 20 to show up, but was amazed to see 92 at the meeting.

“What a blessing it was,” she said “to feel their absolute joy, to feel that they might have a chance to go on a mission when they so badly wanted to be missionaries.”

With Cecilie and Laurette, Reeve met with the missionaries from that time forward every Tuesday and Friday for several months helping them to turn in their mission applications and prepare for their missions. The numbers swelled from 92 to morethan 230 as the word spread that these faithful Latter-day Saints might be able to serve missions.

It was a complicated process that they very carefully tracked. Things that might be simple someplace else were more complex here. For instance, many only had a hand-written birth certificate and for that to become an electronic one cost money. Then, for that to become an official ID cost more money. With 220 prospective missionaries attending their class, even $10 apiece was prohibitive. They needed electronic birth certificates and ID to apply for passports, which in turn were also expensive. Dollars mounted at every turn.

Reeve and her friends had to be creative and they prayed hard for answers—and when things just seemed impossible they prayed again because they knew that God could give them answers and that he wanted these kids on missions.

For learning their blood types for the applications, the three golfers got an idea to have the youth volunteer to give blood at a local clinic. That way they could learn their blood type and get paid as well.

church member who was a nurse came into one of their meetings to help with medical exams. Reeve’s father went to the head commissioner of police to ask for help getting the youth the international clearance they needed for their applications. Normally this cost $12 a piece, an exorbitant amount when you multiply by 220. Reeve’s told the police commissioner why he should help, “These youth are righteous. They are virtuous. They are honest. They finish school. They want to go serve the Lord. How many youth are you going to find like that? If you leave them out on the street, what will become of them? Whereas if you help, they will become the leaders of Zimbabwe.”

The police commissioner agreed to waive the fee and instead of taking the usual 10 days, they got their international clearances the next day.

Cecilie said, “These kids are just so diligent and true. They stand apart from all the other young people in Zimbabwe. One day one of the girls came to me in a panic because she had lost her ID and asked if she could borrow $10 to get another one. I gave it to her, and then about a week later she came back to return the $10 because she had found her ID. That kind of honesty is remarkable in a world where your family may be starving or at least destitute and every dollar matters. She could have just kept that money, and I would have never known. I love that about these kids. They are really bright lights.”

“These are just outstanding youth,” she said. “It is just so fun.” None of the three professional golfers are married and have children of their own. “These are our kids,” Cecilie said. I pulled out the picture (shown above) of our daughter in the Johannesburg MTC and she said, “There’s one of mine. And there’s one. And there’s one.”

In the months they worked with their first group of prospective missionaries, the kids sat rapt and attentive at each meeting. No talking or lack of attention. They were glued to everything they were learning, rapt faces glued on the teacher to learn. They worked their way through Preach My Gospel. Reeve’s mother came and gave an etiquette lesson, material that was entirely new to most of them. They learned about patriarchal blessings. They saw movies including President Monson’s On the Lord’s Errand. They taught them how to fill out their genealogy charts.  Lots of people donated church books to the cause and the kids learned about the temple.

By the time they finished with the first group, they had 238 ready for missions with applications filled out—and then calls came to them from other parts of Zimbabwe and also Mozambique. Help us get our kids ready for missions.

This army of African missionaries will be the LDS army of leaders tomorrow.

When we heard this story, we wanted to be a part of it—and what’s great is that we can. Because Reeve, Laurette and Cecilie are pro-golfers, they got another ingenious idea—ask their sponsors to provide the large shipping cartons that they would ship to Zimbabwe for free. Reeve said the Spirit told her to be bold and ask for 10 cartons and then she asked for them to be delivered to Salt Lake City, Utah for packing. Surprisingly, their sponsors agreed.

So, you can pack a suitcase for a missionary or you can donate money to the cause. If you live in the Salt Lake area, you can help pack the cartons at the LDS Humanitarian Center or the Bishop’s Storehouse. Instructions are below, but first we want you to see the missionaries from Zimbabwe that Reeve, Laurette and Cecilie helped prepare in the video below. You’ll love their undaunted enthusiasm.

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They need all donations by September 29. for shipment. Here’s what a missionary needs in one large new or gently used suitcase.


2 suits, 8 shirts (4 long sleeve, 4 short sleeve), 2 belts, 8 socks, 6 ties, 2 pair of shoes (sturdy church & athletic), 2 dark V-neck sweaters, 4 dark pants, set of sheets, bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth 2 bars of soap, 4 toothbrushes and toothpaste, nail clippers, antiperspirant, Vaseline, first aid kit, sewing kit, scriptures (quads are wonderful), journal, marking pencils/pens, 4 pens, 4 pencils, shoe shine kit, shoulder bag (no backpacks). 


5 modern, colorful outfits (please make our sisters look cute): blouses, skirts, dresses, jackets, vests, jumpers, suits. 2 pair of conservative/comfortable shoes, accessories (earrings, scarf, etc.) 2 bras, 3 pair underwear, set of sheets, bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth, 2 bars of soap, 4 toothbrushes and toothpaste, nail clippers, antiperspirant, Vaseline, first-aid kit, sewing kit, scriptures (quads are wonderful), journal, marking pencils/pens, 4 pens, 4 pencils, shoulder bag or purse (no backpacks).

Please pack tightly & attach a tag to the outside of the case stipulating the pant size, shirt size & shoe size (elder) or dress, blouse and skirt size (sister) and whether the scriptures are English or Portuguese (many Portuguese scriptures needed). Also include your e-mail address so the missionary who receives your suitcase might communicate “thank you’ who they are and where they are serving. A personal letter/pics from you would be wonderful, if you are able. Ziploc all hygiene items. The most desperately needed sizes are 26-32 size suits and 15½ -16” shirts for elders and small-medium for sisters. A partially filled suitcase is better than nothing!

You can deliver the suitcases you pack to the addresses below at the LDS Humanitarian Center or LDS Bishop’s warehouse. You are also invited to help pack the 10 containers that are going to Zimbabwe if you would like.

We are coming close to our dropping off/packing time!


Time and location for soft goods/bailing items are:

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH (7am – 9:00pm)

LDS Humanitarian Center 1665 Bennett Road Salt Lake City Utah 84104-4204

Time and location for other items are:


FIRST PARK WAREHOUSE (Former ‘Bishops Central Storehouse’ which is behind the new ‘BCS’) 390 South 5200 West Salt Lake City, Utah


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