Summer citizens will enjoy local culture, USU courses

They leave their homes in warmer climes this time of year and  approximately 1,000 so-called “summer citizens” have been arriving to spend a few weeks enjoying life in scenic, friendly, and culture-rich Cache Valley. Linda D’Addabbo, program coordinator for Utah State University’s  Summer Citizen program, says there are actually 149 new visitors, ages 55 and over this year.

She says the visitors are a great boost to the local economy because they fill up much of the housing left vacant by USU students and they attend many of the offerings of local sports and entertainment venues. Many of them also attend USU courses.

“They begin <span class=”aBn”><span class=”aQJ”>June 2nd</span></span> and end on <span class=”aBn”><span class=”aQJ”>August 4th</span></span>. Everything from fly fishing to national security policy,” D’Addabbo said. “We have family research to the civil war. This is the 150th anniversary of the civil war so we have three classes dedicated to the history of the civil war. So the variety is really attractive.”

D’Addabbo says local seniors are also invited to join the activities and they receive the same discounts the visitors do while they are here.

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