Entrada to Host Annual Friendraiser on October 28, with Awards, Treats and a Wrap-up of 2017 Season


On Saturday, October 28, the Entrada Institute will host its annual Friendraiser. The event, to be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Robber’s Roost, 185 W. Main in Torrey, will feature awards, treats for the little ghouls and goblins (as well as for adults), and an update on the non-profit organization’s capital campaign.


“We all recognize that Wayne County is a special place,” explained Annette Lamb, the institute’s president. “This is a chance for us to give back to all of our friends who have been so supportive of Entrada for more than 20 years.”


The evening’s festivities include an awards presentation, which will culminate in unveiling the winner of the annual Harvest Time Scarecrow Competition. The Institute also will continue its tradition of presenting annual awards. Longtime supporters Michael and Mary McConnell will be recognized as “Friends of Entrada.” For her efforts to make Torrey a Dark Sky Community, Mary Bedingfieldsmith will receive the Volunteer Service Award. Finally, Pat Kearney and Gary George of Hondoo Rivers and Trails will receive the Ward Roylance Award, named in honor of the Institute’s co-founder, for their commitment to increasing public understanding and appreciation of the Colorado Plateau.


In addition, Lamb will provide a brief summary of the past year’s activities and accomplishments, and development committee chair Marci Milligan will update attendees on the capital campaign, which will soon enter its second phase, focusing on the construction of a new stage next to the Green Room on the lot immediately south of Robber’s Roost.


But mostly, organizers stress, the event will be a fun and fast-paced opportunity to get together at the end of another successful season. “There will be plenty of goodies for everyone,” says Lamb. “After all, what’s a pre-Halloween party/awards ceremony/Friendraiser without treats?”


A donation of $20 per person is requested for the event, but not required.


To learn more about the Friendraiser, go to https://www.entradainstitute.org/support/entrada-friendraiser/

To donate, go to https://www.entradainstitute.org/support/