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Mancos Hoedown plans local music lineup, food and drink

Food coming from Durango, Dunton Hot Springs, Dolores
Sam Green/The Journal<br><br>People bid on silent auction items at the Mancos Spring Hoedown in 2016.

The Fifth Annual Mancos Spring Hoedown is April 29, and Montezuma School to Farm Project’s interim director, Sarah Syverson, promises a fun time for people of all ages.

“It’s a great opportunity to spend time with your fellow community members in a jovial springtime setting,” Syverson said.

The annual event takes place in the spring, and all proceeds go to School to Farm. Durango bands Carute Roma, Six Dollar String Band and Sunny and the Whiskey Machine will provide entertainment this year.

Tickets are $20 for adults and free for kids 17 and under. The hoedown starts at 5 p.m. April 29 at the Mancos Opera House, 136 W. Grand Ave.

Carute Roma play classic “Roma” music and original songs that feature fiddle, accordion and trumpet, according to their website. The Six Dollar String band plays “old time” music that features banjo, fiddle and guitar, according to their Facebook page. Sunny and the Whiskey Machine, formerly known as The Great Contention, play original songs as well as traditional bluegrass and Americana music, according to their website.

Sweetwater Gypsies of Dolores and Tucson Tamales will be providing food. Dunton Hot Springs will be offering desserts, Syverson said. Dolores River Brewery and Carver Brewing Co. of Durango will provide drinks.

Emcees for the event will be former MSTFP Americorps member Harrison Topp and local farmer Kellie Pettyjohn, Syverson said.

A live and silent auction also will take place at the event. Syverson said she’s excited about several auction items, including a two-night stay for two people at Dunton Hot Springs and an handmade cowboy quilt donated by Cross Country Quilting.

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project will be donating a live Colorado orange apple tree, a rare tree that was once thought extinct, Syverson said. Other auction items include CSA gift certificates to local farms, tickets to the Dolores River Festival and gift certificates to the Painted Turtle Studio in Mancos, Syverson said.

The hoedown will be fun and family-friendly, Syverson said.

“Definitely wear your dancing shoes,” she said. “It’s a good time for everyone to get together in support of School to Farm and other farm programs across the county.”


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