Despite a few rain drops, HRDC’s inaugural Carnival fundraiser was a success! Around 200 guests spent their Friday evening at Rocky Creek Farms enjoying live music by the Kitchen Dwellers, delicious food and drinks from Rendezvous Catering, Tumbleweed Gourmet, and Bridger Brewing, bidding on silent auction items, and playing carnival games that kept kids young and old busy all night. Besides raising much needed funds to support the ongoing efforts of HRDC, the Carnival also recruited new volunteers, celebrated the 50th anniversary of community action agencies like us, and gave HRDC the chance to say thank you to our many friends.
Some Special Thanks
Every Wednesday for many months a dedicated group of HRDC staff and volunteers met to plan the Carnival, tackling to–do lists, spending evenings and weekends painting signs, designing games, and collecting silent auction items. A special thank you to each and every one of you! To the 37 volunteers who gave their time to set up, clean up and host the Carnival games – wow – you were all so supportive and made the evening a lot of fun.
Pete and Nancy Faye generously donated Rocky Creek Farms as a beautiful and perfect setting for the Carnival. Pete, Nancy, and crew we cannot thank you enough. Thank you to our Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Dia Johnson- we appreciate you helping share the story of HRDC with our guests. Anderson ZurMuehlen for making our silent auction run smoothly. Of course, a special thank you to all of our guests who will forever be a part of what we hope will become an end-of-summer tradition for HRDC.
Finally, thank you to the businesses and individuals who donated silent auction items. Your generosity is truly appreciated and your friendship is important to HRDC. Responding to the needs of our community – whether it’s shelter in the cold winter, a hot meal for someone in need, lunch for a child in the summer, or simply a place to go in times of crisis – is why HRDC was established nearly 40 years ago. We are only able to fulfill our mission to Build a Better Community because of the generosity and friendship of the people in our beautiful valley – THANK YOU!