The local population grew by several hundred people over the weekend as the Summer Citizens arrived after leaving their homes in warmer states like Arizona to spend a few weeks in cooler Cache Valley.
Linda D’Addabbo, director of the Utah State University Summer Citizens program, says this is the 39th year of the program.
<span>”They’re here. They’re excited and loving Logan as always,” D’Addabbo exclaims. “We have a record number of new registrants, totaling about 190 plus people. That is about 30% of our population. We’re excited, they’re excited and we are looking forward to a fabulous summer.”</span>
She says local seniors are reminded that they, too, can participate in the program where they get reduced rates on <a href=”http://summercitizens.usu.edu/” target=”_blank”>classes and a variety of activities</a>. She says there are 66 different classes to choose from.
“There are guided bus tours as well that are taking people up as far as Idaho this year,” D’Addabbo continues. “We’ve got pioneers and ghost towns that we’ll be doing a tour in June.
“So that’s new this year as well as our stand by favorites the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Temple Square, Antelope Island and we’re going to the Animal Science Farm this year at USU’s research center.”
She says an ID card is required to take advantage of the programs and classes offered. They are available for both local seniors and summer citizens. For more information, you can go to the basement Room 103 of the USU Eccles Conference Center or call 797-2028.