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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Thanks for Giving A Hoot for Conservation!

Remnants of the last remaining silent auction items waiting for their new owners litter our office and we have had time to sleep off the busy days leading up to our 2014 Hootenanny Hoedown.  As things get back to normal, we just wanted to re-cap our hugely successful Hootenanny!  We want to say a HUGE thank you to the Hootenanny Committee for all of their hard work to pull off such a wonderful event and to Anne & Michael Moran for all of their support and the use of their beautiful property!

Sadly, the beautiful weather we had been experiencing did not hold and Saturday, September 13 brought a decent amount of rain but the clouds parted at the last possible minute to give our party goers a dry arrival and later a spectacular sunset.

Attendees enjoyed cocktail hour in The Ruins with lasting views of open spaces--the funds raised from our party will help to protect more such views!  Dinner from Bixby's Caterers was served as the sun was setting and folks made their way into the tent to explore all of the fun.   Blackjack and Craps tables were in full swing as the night progressed and our Marshall was kept busy arresting the party goers who hadn't thought to pre-purchase their "Get Out of Jail" cards.  We think he ended up in jail at one point throughout the evening--not sure how that worked out!   The dance floor stayed packed with D.J. Frosty's great selection of tunes, and our silent auction had a few heated bidding wars--the Honda dirt bike and Curious Bunny statue from Margery Torrey Sculptures

Our 2014 Hootenanny Hoedown raised over $30,000 for conservation!  Thank you to all of our sponsors, in-kind donors, silent auction donors, and event attendees for Giving A Hoot for Conservation and making this event such a win!

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