Things to do in Utah this summer

Things to do in Utah this summer.

With the arrival of June comes more consistent weather and a multitude of outdoor activities for us to enjoy. Utah is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, varying in vistas and terrains. That means the types of outdoor adventures we can take part in are aplenty. Get out and explore our beautiful state this summer!

June 8 – Holi Festival of Color at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork is a two day festival celebrated the last weekend in March. Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival is for all ages and welcomes everyone – there is music, bonfires and the throwing of dry colors. Utah’s Holi Festival is considered the biggest in the world! To know more, just Google “Utah Holi Festival”

The Fairy Tale Festival: Head to Thanksgiving Point to experience fairy tale themed crafts, activities, and performers in the magical Ashton Gardens. It will be an adventure the whole family can enjoy!

Visit the Great Salt Lake, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere!

Schomp Celebrity Interview

Schomp Celebrity Interview:
James Kurtenbach

What were you like in High School?

Probably can be summed up with one word – awkward. I was super competitive in sports and really did not care much about anything else besides that. It served me well in the scope of competing, but I had to develop a lot of social skills later in life.

Favorite movie and why?

The Sandlot. It’s the childhood every boy should have.

If you could describe yourself in a song what would it be?

Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked – Cage the Elephant.

If you could have drinks with anyone famous (alive or dead) who would it be?

Arnold Palmer – Apparently one of his famous quotes is that he is glad twitter was not around when he was on tour.

After a long, difficult day what is your go-to comfort food?

I have been known to crush thin mints at an embarrassing level.

What’s the most embarrassing trend you participated in?

I was a big fan of Andre Agassi when I was a kid, so as any respectable fan would do – I donned an impressive rat-tail type hair apparatus. It was a moment that I don’t look back in shame, more of an impressive statement of fandom.

What have you accomplished in the past year that you’re most proud of?

I think I have grown more in my faith, become more self-aware of what makes me happy, what really does not matter to me at the end of the day. Having my accomplishments not be material has been a big accomplishment.

If you could be saved by any superhero, who would you choose?

Captain Marvel!

Your best advice for someone starting out in our industry?

You really have to enjoy the process, and the people. It’s pretty amazing the amount of diversity we have and so many skilled people that work for one organization that have such a different focus in their position. If you want to serve the customers the best, you need to really make an effort to know each respective piece of the business, and the unique people within them.

If you were stranded on a desert island for 30 days who would you choose to be stranded with (excluding family members) and why?

Donald Ross – Need him to design a golf course on this desert island, and he is a good player too.

Tiger Woods – Need the best to compete with

Arnold Palmer – I mean, the guy has a drink named after him

David Feherty – Great golfer, but most importantly he would keep us laughing

A Brighter Future

The commitment Schomp Automotive has to its communities goes back to the founding. Giving back continues to go hand-in-hand with our business’s success.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve branded this philosophy of giving back to our community.Enter … Schomp SPARK, with the ultimate goal of sustaining and supporting the communities where we live and work. We focus on children’s initiatives, specifically wellness and education, but we offer general community support as well.

You can learn more about Schomp SPARK at .

Another important component of Schomp SPARK is Stewardship. Schomp understands that our communities need support when unforeseen events occur. We’re here to help where we are able.

Many of you have asked how you can be involved. The answer is … Volunteer!

Schomp SPARK is a team effort, launched earlier this year, to improve our communities by getting involved in a variety of giving and volunteerism opportunities. This makes a difference both in the world around us and for us personally because volunteerism is good for others and our own mental health. It can:

  • Reduce stress and improve mood
  • Combat depression and prevent feelings of isolation
  • Increase motivation by providing a sense of accomplishment
  • Build confidence and help grow additional skill sets
  • Give a valuable sense of purpose and meaning
  • Ignite passion and offer an energizing escape from daily routines

In a nutshell, volunteering makes us happy. Research shows that feel-good hormones and brain activity spike during volunteer activities. Humans are designed to be in community, serving one another.

Three upcoming opportunities for volunteering as a Schomp SPARK!

Honda Week of Service – June 7-17th. We will again be making blankets at Honda for the kiddos at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Our partners at Humane Society of South Platte Valley have their Woof & Wine fundraiser, Friday, June 7th upstairs at MINI. The Schomp-sponsored Pet Mobile will be here throughout the summer, and volunteer opportunities abound.

Schomp Subaru’s June campaign is “Loves to Care.” We’ll take blankets to oncology patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

If you’re interested in being active in Schomp SPARK email: