Berry good: The view from the chair of Strawberry Days chair

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Lisa Young

Lisa Young grew up watching her father serve as the chair of the Strawberry Days Association. Her family’s devotion to serving others sparked her interest in giving back to the community. At a young age, Lisa started advising the Youth Court/Council that helped with the Strawberry Days Parade. Almost 25 years later, Lisa continues her family’s legacy by serving as the chair of the Strawberry Days Association.

“My favorite part is going to every event and helping the talented chairs create success,” Lisa says. “I’ve been married for 30 years with five kids. Their support allows me to volunteer, and now they all serve like I do.”

Strawberry Days is the longest continuous celebration in the state. Through hard work, dedication and a few jokes, Lisa coordinates the parade, concert in the park, boutiques and overseeing the entire operation of Strawberry Days.

“I love delivering a cup of free strawberries and cream to a senior citizen who is enjoying the free concert in the park,” she says. “I love sitting at tables topping strawberries with the other volunteers or picking garbage after the parade. I love helping get ready for the rodeo and concessions. I love it all.”

When she’s not looking for the next person to give free strawberries and cream to, Lisa is repping her favorite sports team at Pleasant Grove High School. As the front secretary and wrestling enthusiast, Lisa loves to cheer on the Vikings.

“I ask myself every night, did I give more than I received,” Lisa says. “I’m very blessed, so it’s hard to give more than I have received, but I try every day. I hope to teach the next generation to be a part of a positive solution, not a negative problem.”

Carpool Karaoke

“I like country music because I love to sing along. My favorite artists are Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood and Blake Shelton.”

The Great Outdoors

“Riding bikes or walking on the Murdock Canal Trail to the Provo Parkway Trail is my favorite outdoor activity in Utah County. Visiting our cabin at Payson Lakes is also beautiful.”

Thrilling Friday Night

“Get Out Games.”

Family Game Night

“My favorite date night or girls night is having all of my family together playing games. That is heaven.”

Never Caught Without

“I always have my Pleasant Grove High School wrestling jacket and tennis shoes because I love my school and I’m always on the run.”

Pleasant Grove High School’s #1 Fan

“I have loved watching high school wrestling since I was young. Our last son wrestled and played soccer. I’m afraid I love watching soccer more now! My favorite team is every single Pleasant Grove High School Viking Team! Go Vikings!”

Spare Time

“I love playing with my grandchildren. If  I’m alone I love to read or organize things. I’m obsessed with my planner.”

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McKenzie Stauffer

Kenzie is an intern for Bennett Communications. She graduated from Utah Valley University in December 2017. If you're looking for Kenzie, you'll most likely find her burning food in the kitchen, or listening to Chris Browns latest album.

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