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20th annual Evening of Stars is Friday in Beaver Creek

Emcee Martha Brassel helps EES students Annika Bettenhausen and Ryan O'Connor present an Outstanding Educator Award to their teacher Kathleen Cropp (not pictured), at the 2013 event.  For more information, visit www.efec.org.

Emcee Martha Brassel helps EES students Annika Bettenhausen and Ryan O'Connor present an Outstanding Educator Award to their teacher Kathleen Cropp (not pictured), at the 2013 event. For more information, visit www.efec.org.

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What: 20th annual Education Foundation of Eagle County Evening of Stars staff recognition event.

When: 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.

Cost: Ticket prices are $40 for community members.

More information: For more information, contact Dana Maurer, chairperson of Evening of Stars, at danam@efec.org or at 970-376-2980.

BEAVER CREEK — Forget “Dancing with the Stars”… are you ready for the ever-popular, highly anticipated Evening of Stars? The 20th annual Education Foundation of Eagle County Evening of Stars staff recognition event will be held Friday at the Vilar Performing Arts Center at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and dancing to follow at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek at 7:30 p.m. The event will include many fun flashbacks from the past 20-years.

Awards will be presented to the most highly-effective and highly-qualified teachers for Outstanding Educator and Rookie of the Year.Also new this year, Evening of Stars will honor one Eagle County Schools support staff with the Stellar Staff Award. Finally, an award will be presented to an extremely involved community volunteer for the Friend of Education.

Parents and community members are encouraged to attend this fun-filled event to honor the exceptional teachers who make such a difference in the lives of children each and every day. Sign up to attend at your local neighborhood school or purchase tickets on our website at http://www.efec.org. Ticket prices are $40 for community members.

Other ways to get involved are to purchase raffle tickets from Eagle County Schools students for $3 each to reward our great teachers with a chance to win. Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, and the winning teacher will win an all expense paid trip for two to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. For more information, contact Dana Maurer, chairperson of Evening of Stars, at danam@efec.org or at 970-376-2980.

Evening of Stars is made possible by the Education Foundation of Eagle County.