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Vail Mountain Rescue holding dinner, auction to support volunteers

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Vail Mountain Rescue Group assists with other emrgency service organizations to assist in the backcountry of Eagle County. The volunteers cover 1,700 square miles of rugged terrain, three wilderness areas, two major waterways and several 13ers and 14ers.
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What: Dinner and auction to benefit Vail Mountain Rescue Group.

Where: The Westin, Avon.

When: Thursday, July 20, check-in at 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $200.

More information: For more information, visit www.vailmountainrescue.org.

When something goes wrong in the backcountry, the Vail Mountain Rescue Group — made up of your neighbors and friends who volunteer their time — provides search and rescue in the backcountry in Eagle County.

The group includes ski patrollers, backcountry guides, mountain climbers, raft guides, professional medical personnel and others with a love of the mountains.

Missions by Vail Mountain Rescue cover almost any type of backcountry activity, including climbers in trouble, lost or injured hikers or skiers, stuck snowmobiles or rafters. They also serve cavers, hunters, mountain bikers, horseback riders and more.

The volunteers of Vail Mountain Rescue cover 1,700 square miles of rugged mountain terrain, three wilderness areas, two major waterways and several 13ers and 14ers. They also assist teams in other states.

On Thursday, the Friends of Mountain Rescue are holding a special dinner and auction event to benefit the men and women of Vail Mountain Rescue.

Join the Vail Mountain Rescue Group at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon. Registration and check-in is at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday with the silent auction ending at 7 p.m. and dinner beginning.

Tickets are $200 and go toward supporting the Vail Mountain Rescue Group.

For more information, visit http://www.vail mountainrescue.org.