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Wild West Day returns on Sunday to 4 Eagle Ranch

J.B. Tucker "Showman" and the Buckaroo Bonanza will perform during Sunday's Wild West Day at 4 Eagle Ranch. The annual event is a benefit for Eagle County's elementary schools.
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If You Go

What: Wild West Day

When: Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.

Where: 4 Eagle Ranch

Cost: $6 per person, or $10 person for a T-shirt. Kids 2 and under are free

Information: Go to wildwestday.org.

WOLCOTT — Those kids you hear laughing and giggling is what fundraising sounds like at its best.

Thousands of people will roll through 4 Eagle Ranch on Sunday for the Wild West Day, the annual benefit for Eagle County’s nine public elementary schools.

To make it work, hundreds of volunteers worked thousands of hours to raise tens of thousands of dollars. They cover everything from a shift at the bingo table to parking cars, to riding herd on the slime eating contest — that table where kids suck down green Jell-O as fast as possible.

Even the musicians are volunteers.

‘We’ll be there’

Each year Brian Hall and Jeff Reed of Blue Creek Productions pull together entertainers and musicians.

“I put out the call and these great artists respond with a hearty, ‘we’ll be there,’” Hall said.

One guy traveled to Utah to visit his son, and is returning Saturday so he can play Sunday’s Wild West Day.

“In fact, many see me throughout the summer and remind me that they’re ready to go for the event. They love to help out the kids,” Hall said.

Andre Lemeiux, Donny “Z” Ziegelbein, Peter Fontanese, Don Watson and Steve Corr all signed up.

J.B. Tucker “Showman” and The Buckaroo Bonanza Bunch Wild Western Children’s Theatre Shows will be performing, featuring Hall, Mike Boeke, Cooter Overcash, Mellissa Dollman and Ryan Boeke.

If you are so inclined, then you can take a scenic helicopter ride. The cost is $65 for adults and $30 for children.

For the athletically inclined, The Great Stampede is a one- or three-mile run at 4 Eagle Ranch Sunday morning. Races begin at 9:30 a.m. at 4 Eagle Ranch, and strollers are welcome. Registration is from 8:45-9:15 a.m.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.

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