Thursday, November 18, 2004
Routt County Woolens is hosting its annual Holiday Gala from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Depot Arts Center, 1001 13th St. Local artists, craftspeople and writers will be selling their work. There will be free refreshments, door prizes and music.
With fund-raising season drawing to a close, here's a sampling of who did well and how well they did:
The SKY Club raised $3,700 for its Endowed Science Scholarship Fund through its Screamboat Chamber of Horror. Seven hundred and forty-three people walked through their haunted dormitory.
The Kitchen Tour, held in September by the Strings Guild, sold 330 tickets, raising more than $8,600 for the publication of a cookbook, which will be sold to benefit the Strings in the Mountains Music Festival.
The Bite of the 'Boat benefit, organized to raise money for the Stepping Stones Transitional Program, doubled its attendance this year. More than 350 people came, raising more than $4,000.
Perry-Mansfield's annual fund-raiser, Madness de Vine, brought in 284 people, raising $31,000 for the school's scholarship fund.
The Humble Ranch held its fourth annual fund-raiser Sept. 11. About 150 came, and more than $20,000 was raised for Humble Ranch's therapy program.
This year's Bust of Steamboat fund-raiser raised nearly $20,000 through sponsorship, donations and a bra auction. The highest bid was $1,000. Money will be used for mammograms and to offset breast-cancer treatment costs.