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50 years ago Park City, Utah, known as a great winter resort area, was a ghost town in the summer. This year the Kimball Art Festival held in the downtown streets celebrates its 50th anniversary. And what does Park City look like this August 2019? 

Think about this:

Last year, nearly 50,000 people attended the festival, and between their food, lodging and transportation needs, festival purchases and other expenses, the visitors left an economic impact of over $23 million.

A group of local artists wanted to change that ghost town feel in 1969 and their legacy continues to enrich the small community. The popularity of the event meant that a bigger organization needed to help the event grow. In 1976, Bill Kimball who ran a small art gallery, the Kimball Art Center, out of an old garage stepped up. To this day the non-profit Kimball Art Center organizes the event.  

Read the rest of the story here: https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900082032/50-years-ago-park-cit...

I'll bet many of you can tell similar stories about other events around the country that are celebrating 50+ years. Which ones can you think of?

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