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BENEFIT FOR HEYBROOK RIDGE TRAILS IS OCT. 22 IN INDEX
October 14, 2011
(INDEX, WA) -- The Heybrook Hoedown 2011 will be held Oct. 22 at the River House in Index.
Heybrook Ridge at Index, WA. Photo courtesy Friends of Heybrook Ridge.
The family oriented event, presented by Friends of Heybrook Ridge, is a fundraiser for building trails on the ridge and funding the carving of a large totem pole by noted Haida carver Ralph Bennett.
The event runs from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and features live music from the local Index band Spare Rib & The Bluegrass Sauce.
Admission is $20 for adults, with kids under 12 admitted free. Food will be provided and there will be a silent auction featuring art by local artists as well as goods and services.
The Friends of Heybrook Ridge is a local environmental success story that began when a small group of people came together to preserve a forested ridge near Index from being logged.
With an anonymous half-million-dollar donation, the Friends raised over $600,000, which was then matched by Snohomish County. Ultimately the ridge ended dup as a newly created 130-acre county park in 2008.
The Friends are now close to another goal of raising $30,000 to construct trails on the ridge.
The group is also sponsoring the River Woman Totem Project, a sculpture being carved from a 35-foot old-growth log that was salvaged in Index.
More info at: www.heybrookridge.org.