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COMMUNITY - "Be the Good: Heroes on the front line"

TREMONTON – By Cari Doutre – April 1, 2020

There are heroes among us fighting a fight that few are qualified to take on.

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has continued to halt and shutdown many aspects of daily life, here in the Bear River Valley residents are showing their gratitude for those who have stepped up to help others and sacrifice it all.

One of those groups of heroes among us during the COVID-19 shutdown are workers in the healthcare and medical fields.

It’s those doctors, nurses, medical assistants, lab technicians, custodial staff and much more who see the dangers of COVID-19 up close and personal every day. And yet they continue to come back to work, day after day.

Steffanie Burton, owner of Sign Gypsies Box Elder, has been in the business of cheering the community up for over two years. Sign Gypsies Box Elder has brightened up the yards of those celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and other big milestones in life with their colorful signs, letters and graphics.

But sometimes it’s those working behind the scenes that need words, or signs, of encouragement and gratitude during difficult times.

On March 24, 2020, Steffanie set up a Sign Gypsies Box Elder sign at Bear River Valley Hospital in Tremonton with a simple message – “Heroes Work Here.”

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Bear River Valley Hospital - March 24, 2020. Photo courtesy of Sign Gypsies Box Elder
Brigham City Community Hospital - March 23, 2020. Photo courtesy of Sign Gypsies Box Elder

The same message was displayed at Brigham City Community Hospital the day before.

“With so much change and craziness in the world right now, we feel like our job of spreading joy and happiness is more important than ever,” Steffanie said.

It was something the Burton family could do to make healthcare workers in the community know that they are grateful for that service and sacrifice.

“We know the hospital staff is working so hard to help the community, so we wanted to lift their spirits and let them know that we love them for the sacrifice they’re making each and every day,” she added.

Visit Sign Gypsies Box Elder at:

Find them, and follow them, on Facebook and Instagram @signgypsiesboxelder


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