Steaming hot Gumbo in Edwards

Denver — Denver’s only New Orleans funk -inspired band, Gumbo le Funque, will be collecting donations of materials needed to fight the Black Forest fire outside Colorado Springs, at its show at the Main St. Grill in Edwards on Friday evening.

The band also requests donations of materials to support Twisted Trail Stables in Castle Rock, which is taking in various types of livestock now left without care.

Bandleader Jason Justice, originally of Oklahoma, knows about natural disasters too. “My own family barely sidestepped the recent Moore, OK tornadoes, and it’s times like these that friends you never even met before come out to lend a hand,” he said. “Colorado has been a loving home to all us bad-weather refugees, and we want to give back.”

The list of requested donations are as follow:

For the Fire Department :

C and AA batteries

Drinks (32oz or smaller, to fit in their packs)

Ready-to-eat foods, like hard fruit, nuts, power bars, granola bars, etc.


Lip Balm

Eye Drops

Cotton t-shirts washed WITHOUT fabric softener

Supplies for the stable:

Bird feed for ducks, etc.

stall shavings

hand sanitizer

plastic swim pool for ducks or pigs

The Main Street Grill is located at 97 Main St # W-101 Edwards, CO 81632, and the Gumbo le Funque show starts at 10 p.m. however, bandleader Jason Justice will be at the venue starting at 8 p.m. to collect any donations.

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The VailDaily Updated Jun 13, 2013 04:59PM Published Jun 13, 2013 02:36PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.