BY HAILEY MINTON
Julie Arthur and Terry Strickland own and operate the Rainbow Saloon here in Roy, and they use their business as a way to connect with others and do good. When someone walks through their doors, they treat them like family. Really, though! Julie drove one friend she met through the saloon to his cancer treatments. Their daughter, Brittni Strickland, explained they are two bright spots in the world. “You walk in, and they’re your friend instantly.” Every chance they get, they do a fundraiser. They have raised money for someone with unexpected funeral expenses, suicide awareness in the summer, and they have Sub for Santa every year. In the last 15 years, they’ve raised over $200,000 for Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. “They are angels on earth,” said Brittni. “Owning a bar in Utah is hard, and business has been hard since COVID.” But they continue to stay open to create a home for people who don’t have friends and family and to help others in need. “Even if you don’t drink, it’s a good place to stop by and get some good steak or good wings,” said Brittni.