Many thanks to those who have contributed to The Helper Project. Because of the support we have received, these projects and events have been successfully completed.


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Train Depot Survey and Final Meeting

An Aerial View of the Grounds Included in the Project

Please join us January 17, 2019 from 6-7 PM at Helper City Auditorium Community Room for the final meeting regarding the plans for the Helper Train Depot and Pedestrian Corridor Project.

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 | 6-7:30 PM | Helper City Auditorium, Community Room

Spike 150 – Helper and the Railroad

Exhibition | May 3 – August 2, 2019
Opening Reception | Friday, May 3, 2019 from 4-9 PM at Anne Jespersen Fine Arts

Paul Davis, RR Man

Join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike celebration for the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.


Rio Theatre Pillar Repair


The concrete base of the pillars in front of the Rio Theatre were crumbling. With funding from The Helper Project, the pillars were repaired and the building looks good as new.

Doggie Waste Stations

Anne Morgan-Jespersen and Niko stand beside one of the five new animal waste stations purchased by The Helper Project and placed along the river walk and other locations in town.

Historical Information Signs



New historical information signs were placed in the Helper Main Street Park.

Utah Youth Symphony & Philharmonic Orchestras









Sponsored by Zions Bank, the Utah Youth Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra played to a sold-out crowd at the Helper Rio Theatre on April 16, 2018. These incredibly talented kids come from over 70 different high schools in northern Utah.  >More

Helper and the Landscape

This exhibition, sponsored by The Helper Project, will feature eighteen of Utah’s most exceptional landscape artists.

The paintings featured will also capture the spirit of Helper and it’s unique landscape and many of them will be available for purchase.     >More

Train Depot Community Workshop

Please join us for this important community input and visioning workshop. We want to know your thoughts and ideas for the Helper Train Depot Pedestrian Corridor project. Be sure to take the survey by Sept. 4.

Friday, Sept. 7 | 6-8 pm | Helper Train Depot Grounds
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Parade of Lights Float 2018

On December 7, 2018, The Helper Project unveiled their float at the annual Parade of Lights in downtown Helper. The float resembled buildings on Main Street. Many thanks to the Steele Family for their hard work.


New Main Street Trash Receptacles



As part of the beautification of Main Street, The Helper Project purchased 11 new commercial grade trash receptacles.

Nest: Women Artists of Helper

Nest: Women Artists of Helper showcased the work of nineteen women artists who have strong ties to Helper City in the development of their artistic careers.

Featured artists: Erin W. Berrett, Sonja M. Blackham, Lisa Chamberlain, Wendy Chidester, Silvia L. Davis, Lindsay Frei, Nancy Green, Janelle James, Anne Kaferle, Kate Kilpatrick-Miller, Marilou Kundmueller, Phyllis Anne Lasché, Kathryn Martinez, Anne Morgan-Jespersen, Melanie Price Steele, Hadley Rampton, Kathleen Royster, Karen Jobe Templeton, and Anne Wolfer.   >More

Book Donation



Children hold a few of the almost 200 books donated to the Helper Public Library. This was The Helper Project’s second large donation of books to the library, which were a gift from the extensive collection of 94 year-old Salt Lake City resident, John Morgan.

New Zions Bank ATM Sign



The sign for the new Zions Bank full-service drive through ATM at the old Wells Fargo building.

Train Depot & Corridor Meeting

An Aerial View of the Grounds Included in the Project

Please join us Thursday, November 15 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Helper City Hall for a follow-up meeting regarding the Helper Train Depot and Pedestrian Corridor Project. Ben Levenger will be there to discuss the results of the preliminary survey and answer questions about the project.

Also, be sure and take the final survey by November 16. Your input will shape the future of the corridor.   >Take the Survey

Thursday, Nov 15 | 5:30-7:30 PM | Helper City Hall, Council Chambers