Thursday, November 7, 2013

Check Presentations

We were honored to present checks to this year's beneficiaries of the Fairy Festival funds: the Women's Resource Center at the University of Utah and Snow College

The donation will be used to fund college scholarships for mothers of any age and at any stage. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Thank you FAIRY much for coming on Monday and helping us open doors for women in education. Together, we raised over $27,000 that will be used for scholarships for mothers at the University of Utah, Snow College and Utah State University. 

A special thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors. Over 200 people and businesses helped make this year's Fairy Festival the best yet. THANK YOU! This event is a testament to the goodness, kindness and generosity present in our community.

Thanks to Katie Dudley for your beautiful photos!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"You can do anything you think you can. Knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make you an incurable optimist. It is the open door."-Robert Collier

Our theme for this year's Fairy Festival is "Opening Doors for Women in Education." We will be selling fairy doors as part of the fundraiser for guests to decorate and use in their homes and gardens.

To help us get excited about Monday's event, eleven homes in the neighborhood will be displaying fairy doors in their gardens from September 6th to September 9th. All are welcome to come by and see if you can find all of them. Do you think you'll spot any fairies, or will they be too busy getting ready for the big night?

Congratulations, Dr. Reid!

We are pleased to announce Dr. Ethna Reid as the Fairy Godmother for this year's Fairy Festival. We look forward to celebrating her alongside her current and former students on September 9th!

Dr. Ethna R. Reid, principal of Reid School.

Friday, August 30, 2013

2013 Fairy Godmother Nominees

We were touched by the nominations we received this year for the Fairy Godmother Award. There are so many kind and talented women in our community! We will announce the winner of the award next week and celebrate all our local volunteers, teachers and community leaders at the Fairy Festival on September 9th.

Nominee: Dr. Ethna Reid
Nominated by: Traci Hopkins and Holly Hawes

Dr. Reid is the principal at the Reid School in Salt Lake. She has opened doors for children and been an amazing example to girls that a woman can become anything she sets her mind to. Her influence has changed many lives by giving teachers the skills to be outstanding and by giving students the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. She has been an administrator and teacher in both public and private schools. She is an author and is quoted in many books on education. She has influenced and touched thousands of children across the country and even around the world in Japan, Korea and Canada.

Nominee: Jana Sorensen
Nominated by: Emilee Ferguson

Jana is a mother of six, musician, and athlete (having run six marathons, including the Boston Marathon) who has inspired many young women in her community through church service. She is a mentor who inspires her students to reach higher and to become their best selves by giving service to others. Her enthusiasm for life and sincere love for her students motivates them to action.

Nominee: Shari Weber
Nominated by: Brenda Finlinson

Ms. Weber is the kind of teacher that we need in all of our classrooms. She loves her students and acts on that love to make sure they receive the best education. She stays after school to tutor her students that need additional assistance at no charge and with no benefit to herself besides wanting to see them succeed in their education. She also comes up with creative ways to teach the children and help them take ownership of their learning.

Nominee: Judy Zone
Nominated by: Kelly Olson

Judy worked for many years as an educator at Murray High School. In 1999, she offered several students the opportunity to travel to Kenya. She encouraged these students to perform service in their own communities and engage others through financial donations. She later founded YouthLINC based on her experiences organizing this trip to Kenya. From the inception of the program in 1999, over 1,500 YouthLINC students have contributed approximately 115,000 hours or service in their own communities all over Utah. The service sites have expanded from Kenya to include Peru, Cambodia, Vietnam, Guatemala and Thailand. This program has made an impact in the lives of young people and those they serve. Judy works tirelessly to make sure the students get the donations they need, that they are supported by mentors, and that the international projects are successful.  See more about her story and her organization at 

Monday, August 5, 2013

2013 Fairy Festival

Please join us for the 2013 Fairy Festival on Monday, September 9th:

Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Fairy Godmother Award.
This year’s award will recognize an outstanding teacher, administrator, or volunteer who has contributed significantly to education and learning in our community.