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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Kanab to Host 'Amazing Earthfest' and Greyhound Gathering

Activities designed to help people reconnect with the earth will be held during a May 21-26 'Amazing Earthfest' celebration in and around Kanab, in southern Utah. This Deseret Morning News article provided details:

"Among the events planned during the festival are a sunset photo clinic and nature walk at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, dinosaur talks and exhibits at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and a special bird display at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Angel Canyon."

"We want this festival to appeal to everyone," said Csenge in a phone interview from his Maine home. "It's designed to appeal to every sort of recreation that people do nowadays, and we want the festival to focus on educating people about the landscape. It will be one of the finest opportunities for people to rediscover their relationship with the land."

Read the complete article.

Greyhound Gathering

The Kane County Office of Tourism provided the following news release:

The greatest gathering of retired racing greyhounds in the Western US is taking place in Kanab, Utah May 3 - 5. Four hundred ex-racing greyhounds, and the families who adopted them, are traveling days to Kanab to join in the seventh annual Greyhound Gathering - Kanab 2007 organized by Utah's own Greyhound Gang.

Founder Claudia Presto says, "This is a spectacle and celebration like no other. We have hundreds of happy rescued racing hounds, and the humans who have opened their hearts and homes, coming together to celebrate the joys of greyhound love."

Saturday, May 5th features the traffic stopping parade, the crazy Carnival booths just for the hounds, and the blazing Blur of Fur, where hounds chase their humans while being clocked by radar.

It's also a chance to see how this elegant, centuries old breed has made a difference in the lives of the people who have adopted them. More information at

Plan a visit to one of the great vacation destinations located near Kanab. Best Friends Animal Society is located five miles north of Kanab and is well known for their efforts to rescue animals after the Hurricanes last year. Zion National Park is only 40 minutes away and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in just over an hour drive from Kanab. Lake Powell is less than two hours away and Bryce Canyon National Park is a little over an hour from Kanab.

Contact the Kane County Office of Tourism for more vacation information at 435-644-5033 or online at


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