There are neighbors, good neighbors and really terrific neighbors.
And if you're one of those West Jordan residents who thinks your neighbor can only be described by superlatives, city officials are hoping you'll nominate him or her for the 1998 Good Neighbor of the Year award.The city's top neighbor will be recognized May 30 during the annual Good Neighbor Fair in West Jordan City Park, 2200 W. 8000 South. The fair will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and a ceremony to honor the award-winning neighbor will be at noon.
Just send your nomination along with a brief description of your candidate's most neighborly deeds to Arlene Farley at City Hall, 8000 S. Redwood Road, by May 15.
Farley, the city's office coordinator, said one of the goals of the annual fair is to provide residents with assistance in their home improvement, gardening, maintenance and landscaping efforts.
Local business people are invited to set up booths, offer workshops and provide demonstrations of tools and machinery to help make those tasks easier.
"Also needed are exhibits on health care, recycling, environmental awareness, disaster preparedness, and home safety and security," Farley added.
Anyone interested in obtaining a booth should contact her in the city offices at 569-5100.
The annual Good Neighbor Fr will get under way at 9 a.m. with a chuck-wagon breakfast. The cost will be $4 a person or $12 per family up to six people.
It will be a fund-raising breakfast with the proceeds earmarked for the South Valley Sanctuary, a domestic violence shelter for women and children that opened its doors in West Jordan last fall.
Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., there will be a variety of food booths and demonstrations as well as pony rides, entertainment and a small carnival.
West Jordan's own Great Western Fiddle Orchestra will perform a concert at 4 p.m., and the fair will wind up with a Dutch oven dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost of the meal will be $2 per person or $10 for a family up to six people.