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Old 04-22-2009   #1
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Dolores River Festival's 5th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour and Gear Auction

Just a reminder- this is a great event, and the upper Dolores is running nicely, so come to Dolores and make a weekend of it

5th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour and Great Outdoor Gear Silent Auction

Friday, April 24, 2009
Dolores Community Center, 4th and Riverside Avenue in Dolores
$10/person at the door, free for 15 and under.


Dolores, CO – Greater Dolores Action will host the Fifth Annual Dolores River Festival Fundraiser featuring the 2009 Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour and the Great Outdoor Gear Silent Auction on Friday, April 24, 2009. The event takes place at the newly renovated Dolores Community Center located on Fourth Street and Riverside in Dolores from 6 to 10 p.m.

The highlight of this year’s event will be a screening of The 2009 Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour; a compilation of award-winning films from the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. Mountainfilm on Tour is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, and conversations worth sustaining.

The Great Gear Silent Auction will feature a vast selection of outdoor recreational gear and river gear from the finest outdoor companies, as well as many wonderful goods and services from local merchants. Arrive early to cast your bid!

A chili dinner catered by Absolute Bakery & Café, beer provided by Dolores River Brewery, popcorn, candy, and other goodies will be available for purchase. Please join us for an evening of fine film, fresh beer, hearty food, and great gear. Auction bidding starts at 6 p.m. sharp and the films kick-off at 6:30 p.m.

Admission for adults is $10 at the door; admission for kids 15 and under is free. All proceeds benefit Greater Dolores Action, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization and will support the Dolores River Festival and local river enhancement, conservation, and education projects. For more information about this event or the Dolores River Festival please visit the website at www.doloresriverfestival.com or contact the Festival Director, Shaine Gans, at 970-759-9817 or by email at coordinator@doloresriverfestival.com

About the Dolores River Festival

The Dolores River Festival, to be held Saturday, June 6, 2009 is an annual community event celebrating the Dolores River and the many ways it connects us to each other, the environment, and our resources. This family event features world-class live music, raft rides, kayak races, a river parade, and educational activities for all ages. The Dolores River Festival is a key Four Corners area summer event. It draws attention to the Dolores River Basin and the challenges faced by local communities trying to balance economic development and riparian resource protection. Greater Dolores Action earmarks all sponsorship donations for festival funding and for river-enhancing activities such as garbage and debris removal, habitat creation and education – keeping your generous donation in the community. Your support of the Dolores River Festival shows your commitment to the preservation of one of the West’s great and scenic rivers.
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