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Letter: Eagle Music Festival a success

We are so grateful for all the community partners who helped make the Eagle Music Festival a success. This fundraiser supports both the Eagle River Youth Coalition and Red Ribbon Project, two small yet powerful nonprofits that impact young people’s lives. We focus on creating a better community for all by working together. 

Over the past year, Eagle River Youth Coalition more than doubled its parent involvement, engaging with almost 1,500 caregivers, parents and youth for our Eat Chat Parent events and 41 Youth Leader Council participants, who changed policy, gave informed opinions and enacted change. Together, Red Ribbon Project and Eagle River Youth Coalition educated 4,568 youth in grades five through 12 during in-school prevention programs. Additionally, Red Ribbon Project offers free HIV testing to more than 110 people annually. We are able to offer our programs free, thanks to our generous community.

To all of our sponsors and supporters, thank you: Slifer Smith & Frampton, Climax Molybdenum, Alpine Bank, Evans Chaffee Construction Group, Holy Cross Energy, East West Hospitality, The Colorado Trust, State Farm, The Gallegos Corporation, Ulf Built, Vail Tax + Accounting, Beck Building, Gypsum Animal Hospital, Altitude AV, Central Rockies Mortgage and Land Title. Thank you to all the businesses that donated to our wildly successful silent auction. 

Everyone loved rockin’ out to the bands: Wave 2 — an awesome youth band, Mysterious Forces and First Chair. The Boneyard kept everyone fed and happy. Most of all, we would like to thank everyone who gave their time and made a donation to both these organizations. We live in a generous community, where together we are stronger. 

Heather Hower, Eagle River Youth Coalition

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Denise Kipp, Red Ribbon Project

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