Check Out These Holiday Events near Vernal, Utah

Are you ready to get into the ho-ho-holiday spirit? Then check out one of these exciting holiday events near Vernal, Utah, this winter.

Annual Vernal Community Holly Days Festival

This free holiday event is perfect for the whole family. This year, we are celebrating the 15th year of the Holly Days Festival, and the theme is North Pole Fantasy. The festival includes a number of free events — including the parade, Grinch look-alike contest, Jingle Bell Show & Glow, and gingerbread house contest — as well as food for purchase and will be held on Nov. 23 from 12-8 p.m. Learn more here.

ESA’s 54th Annual Holiday Bazaar

 Head to nearby Rangely, Colorado, for the ESA’s 54th Annual Holiday Bazaar. The event will be held on Nov. 11 at Parkview Elementary. If you are a vendor, you can purchase a space for $25, with funds supporting St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital. And if you’re just in the market for unique Christmas gifts, stop by and support a local vendor! Get more info here.

Trees for Charity

 This is the season of giving — so give back at the annual Trees for Charity gala event. Learn more here.

 

For more family-friendly pastimes in the area, contact us at L&L Motor. We’ll be happy to share our recommendations.

Here Are Five Vehicle Features We Are Thankful For

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so we at L&L Motor have been talking about what we are thankful for. One of the big things? Advances in vehicle safety. Here are five vehicles features we are grateful for this year:

All-Wheel Drive 

When the roads get wet from rain or snow, we are happy to rely on our vehicles’ all-wheel drive systems, which provide or traction. But all-wheel drive is only half the battle — you also need tires that provide adequate grip.

Rearview Cameras

Rearview cameras are now an industry standard — and thank goodness for that. Rearview cameras make it much easier to see when reversing and keep pedestrians in parking lots and on sidewalks much safer.

Forward Collision Warning 

This modern safety feature alerts you if you are approaching a frontal barrier, like another car, too quickly. Some cars even have systems that will apply brakes for you if you do not react quickly enough.

Blind Spot Monitoring

Blind spots have long been the biggest pain about driving, but with blind spot monitoring/warnings, you have a better idea of what is around you.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Cruise control is great until the car in front of you inexplicably slows down. Adaptive cruise control maintains a consistent distance from the traffic ahead of you.

Stop by L&L Motor to test-drive one of our new Ford models equipped with some of these safety features.

New Roosevelt Housing Program Helps Low-Income Homeowners

Roosevelt Housing Program

Owning a home isn’t always easy–especially if that home needs a bunch of repairs. Homeownership is about to get a lot easier, though, for the low-income homeowners in the Uintah Basin area, including Roosevelt.

The Housing Rehab/Replacement Home program utilizes money from community development block grants to help rehab roofs, furnaces, and other issues. If the repairs to the home are too expensive, then the program will purchase a replacement home.

To benefit from this program, there are a few requirements. Kendra Hackford, a housing specialist with the Uintah Basin Association of Governments (UBAOG), explained these qualifications: “To qualify for the program, you must own the home, own the land, and have it paid off. If they come in and need help fixing something and we see the repairs are going to cost more than half of what the house is worth, we offer a replacement home.”

If the home happens to be a mobile home from before 1978, the program offers a replacement home automatically.

Each home is purchased using a loan from the US Department of Agriculture. This loan has low interest rates, which makes it easy for low-income families to repay.

Local programs like this make us at L&L Motors proud to be part of the Roosevelt community. If you’re interested in learning more about the Roosevelt Housing Program, visit the UBAOG website at http://ubaog.org/.