'Sacred' Community Symbol Lights Up Community on Special Occasions

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'Sacred' Community Symbol Lights Up Community on Special Occasions


Donaldson, Amy, Deseret News (Salt Lake City)


By Amy Donaldson

Deseret News

BEAVER - To some, it's just a letter on a hillside.

To those who live in and love the city of Beaver, it is an almost sacred symbol of the high school community that makes them more than residents of the central Utah county. It reminds neighbors, friends and families of all they share in a simple, silent statement.

"The 'B' up on our hill, our community takes a lot of pride in it," said Beaver High principal Brady Fails. "It's a very important landmark to the people of our area."

And that is why Fails has been supportive of efforts to light the "B" on special occasions like homecoming and graduation as well as on holidays like July 4, Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Fails, an alumnus of Beaver High, said over the years, many have tried different ways to adorn or light the giant letter the seniors lovingly whitewash each spring.

It wasn't until a friend tried to accomplish the feat with solar-powered yard lights that Fails happened onto an idea that would work.

"I started down that solar road, and came to the realization that our district had a bunch of good-sized solar panels that weren't being used," he said.

He called officials at Dixie State University to ask how they kept their hillside "D" lit.

"I got some information from them, and they actually helped me come up with the structure of what it would look like," Fails said.

Eventually, the mechanism to light the "B" through solar power took physical form - 160 light fixtures, conduits, 24 solar panels, batteries and a controller for the panels. They took up a fundraising campaign to cover the nearly $20,000 cost, Fails said.

One of the Dixie State employees who helped Fails (and the group of seniors who made it their pet project) operates his house using solar power, so Fails got very practical advice and help. …

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