Jimmy Carter visits Vail

Former President Jimmy Carter welcomes visitors to Maranatha Baptist Church before teaching sunday school in Plains, Ga, Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

VAIL — Former President Jimmy Carter is in Vail through Sunday for an event to raise funds for the Carter Center.

The event is closed to the media, but the Carter Center website states the event will host “friends and supporters” for a recreational retreat that also features an auction of art and woodwork created by the former president. Among the 150 items to be auctioned is a coffee table made by Carter from oak flooring, as well as an original painting by the former president, an Ansel Adams portrait of Carter and a vintage 1995 Corvette.

Money raised will go to the Carter Center, a nonprofit with the stated goal to “wage peace, fight disease and build hope in the world’s poorest and most forgotten communities.”

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