Thanks to Town of Frisco for sponsoring BeetleFest, donating proceeds |

Thanks to Town of Frisco for sponsoring BeetleFest, donating proceeds

Bob Turner, president, FDRD Board of Directors
Jessica Evett, FDRD executive director

On behalf of the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD), we would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the Town of Frisco for sponsoring Beetlefest for the last four years and donating 100% of the proceeds to our organization. This year’s event will bring the 4-year total in financial contributions to FDRD to just under $15,000, a significant boost to our volunteer programs on local National Forest lands. For that support we are truly grateful.

We would also like to extend a special thanks to the other businesses and individuals who have helped make Beetlefest such a success over the years. Backcountry Brewery’s generous donations of all the delicious liquid refreshments have represented a significant percentage of the proceeds. Cheers to Woody for establishing the tradition and for Charlie for continuing it in 2011. Thanks also go to longtime sponsors True Value Hardware, Stihl, Summit Daily News, TB8, Best Western, and KSMT.

This year, a special thanks goes to Dan Schroder from the CSU Extension Office for organizing the Beetle Blockers Beetle Art Competition. And as always, the event owes a great deal to our amazing volunteers who helped make the day such a smashing success!

FDRD’s mission is to promote stewardship of the White River National Forest in Summit County through partnerships, volunteer service, education and support. Please visit our website at to get a complete picture of what we do, sign up to volunteer, or donate to help make our programs thrive.

We look forward to working with the Town of Frisco and our network of partners in the future on projects as well as events. Again, thanks to everyone who has been involved with Beetlefest over the years!

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