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Wild West Days a big winner

Special to the DailyThese two Wild West Day participants ham it up for the camera.

The final figures are for the 13th annual Wild West Day celebration and there is plenty to celebrate, organizers say.

The event, held Sept. 28 at 4-Eagle Ranch north of Wolcott, is an annual fund-raiser to benefit all eight Eagle County School District elementary schools.

This year Wild West Day generated more than $125,000 with $14,500 going to the parent-teachers organizations at each of the participating schools.

“The funds from Wild West Day benefit more than 2,400 students that attend the eight elementary school of Eagle County,” said Johanna

Kirkman-Barrows, chairwoman for the 2003 event.

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Estimated attendance at this year’s Wild West Day topped 3,800 and event-day receipts tallied $73,000. Additionally, the Wild West Day Raffle netted $52,000. The new addition to the fund-raiser, the Wild Wine Tasting held one week before Wild West Day, earned $4,700.

“This event takes over 600 volunteers to be successful and I want to

personally thank each and every one of them for their contributions,” said


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