Deer Valley Resort is Out For Blood at the 11th Annual Transylvania Tea Party Blood Drive

Deer Valley Resort is truly out for blood this Halloween by hosting the 11th annual Transylvania Tea Party Blood Drive. This fun-filled, Halloween-themed blood drive is a tradition started by Deer Valley staff who wanted to support the community blood banks and get into the Halloween spirit.

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“This event has become a fun and worthwhile Halloween tradition at Deer Valley,” said Kim Mayhew, Deer Valley Resort director of human resources. “Our staff enjoy dressing up and coming together in support of a worthy cause. We also encourage the public to join with our staff in donating. The need is urgent and constant and donations are vitally important for emergencies and for people suffering from cancer, blood disorders, sickle-cell anemia and other illnesses.”

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Last year’s Transylvania Tea Party Blood Drive received more than 100 donations. This year’s event will take place on the second level of Snow Park Lodge in the Clock Room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014. Deer Valley’s current staff base is being encouraged to participate in full force, and the blood drive is open to any community members wishing to donate. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 435-645-6654. Light refreshments will also be provided.


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Donors must present a photo ID, be 18 or older (or at least 16 years old with parental permission slip), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. To find out if you are eligible to donate blood, please consult the ARUP Blood Services website at utahblood.org. ARUP Blood Services, a division of ARUP Laboratories which is an enterprise of the University of Utah and the Department of Pathology, will be conducting the drive and is proud to be the sole blood provider to University of Utah Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Primary Children’s Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children.

For more information on the Transylvania Tea Party Blood Drive at Deer Valley Resort, visit deervalley.com.

45 Day Countdown!

We have had an amazing fall here in Park City with some unbelievable colors.  I can not believe how long the leaves have hung in there.  I am personally waiting for those temperatures to drop and hopefully we will see some snow on the peaks.  It is crazy to think but we are only a little over a month from opening.  For those of you who have not purchased your season passes don’t forget that October 31 is the early season deadline. For those of you wanting to join our Locals Coupon Book program first-time participants must purchase their Coupon Books by November 30.

Before we open for the ski season we have some of our usual great fall events coming up.  Two not to miss are the “Transylvania Tea Party” blood drive and the Navajo Rug Show.

Friday, October 29: Employees of Deer Valley Resort will host the “Transylvania Tea Party” blood drive, a Halloween season tradition. The Transylvania Tea Party Blood Drive was started seven years ago by Deer Valley staffers who wanted to help local health care facilities augment their blood supplies. Members of the public are also warmly welcomed to donate blood at Deer Valley on Friday, October 29, 2010. The Transylvania Tea Party Blood Drive will take place Friday, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Snow Park Lodge. Current Deer Valley staff is being encouraged to participate in full force, and the Blood Drive is open to any community members who wish to donate blood. Walk-ins are accepted, but community donors are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 435-645-6654. Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday – Sunday, November 12 – 14:  The 21st Annual Navajo Rug Show & Sale.  This year’s Annual Navajo Rug Show will celebrate 21 years of bringing Navajo Elders to Park City to share their culture and sell their rugs. The Elders and their families travel from different parts of the Navajo Reservation and while at the Rug show demonstrate skills such as carding wool, spinning yarn, weaving rugs, and singing traditional songs for school children and the public. A benefit fundraiser takes place on Friday night from 6 to 10 p.m. at Snow Park Lodge and will feature a rug preview and sale, live auction of donated items and packages, entertainment and hors d’oeuvres.  The Rug Show and Sale continues on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Admission to the Rug Show on Friday night is $30 for adults and $10 for children under 12, and on Saturday and Sunday is $5 cash and/or $5 worth of donated canned goods per day. For further information on the weekend activities please call 435-649-0535 or visit the Adopt-A-Native-Elder website.

Keep thinking snow!!