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Letter: Wildfest was a smashing success

On July 2, more than 500 people showed up for Wilderness Workshop’s first sold-out Wildfest at Owl Farm in Woody Creek! We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many supporters, sponsors, vendors and volunteers who came together to make the day a success. Wildfest is a special kind of celebration. We keep the ticket affordable and cut the silly frills to give this valley all it needs to party like it used to: good music, great food and the finest people. It’s for all ages and backgrounds, bringing everyone together to take a step back and celebrate our wonderful public lands that we are so lucky to call home.

Many people made Wildfest a success, starting with Anita Thompson and Owl Farm for providing a fantastic venue. Thanks to Gravity Productions for organizing the event and keeping everything running smoothly. Thank you to our sponsors and businesses in the community that made this happen, especially our key support from Sopris Liquor and Wine, Alpine Bank, The Agency, Xssentials, The Aspen Times, Aspen Sojourner magazine, Bristlecone Mountain Sports, Reese Henry and Co., and Ken Ransford, P.C. Thank you to the professional musicians, performers and chefs who made Wildfest a day to remember. And thank you to all who attended. It’s you, the public, who allows Wilderness Workshop to protect and conserve public lands. And only with your contributions can we bring Wildfest to the valley next summer. We are sustained by community support, and we always welcome new members. Join us today, and find out more about what we do to keep wildlands wild at http://www.wildernessworkshop.org.

Sloan Shoemaker

Executive director, Wilderness Workshop

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