Dear WIRT revelers,
Thanks to everyone who worked (and played!) so diligently to make Wild Idaho Rising Tide’s (WIRT) Second Annual Celebration and Benefit Concert so successful on Friday evening, March 29. We heartily applaud Kelly Emo, who recruited and organized the musical acts and critiqued and circulated event flyers along with Brian Koepke; Alan Solan, who served as bartender when no one else stepped forward; Jack Porter, who strung decorative lights, Ellen Roskovich, who oversaw kitchen operations, and several volunteers, who folded napkins, cleared tables, and assisted other arrangements. Our deepest appreciation goes to the talented musicians who exuberantly offered us all an uplifting night of inspiring music: the Moscow Volunteer Peace Band, Sharon Cousins, Josh Yeidel, Kelly Emo, Al Chidester, Dan Maher, Henry Willard, Terri Grzebielski, Donna Holmes, Jeanne McHale, Doug Park, and Nels Peterson. We owe special thanks to the Wine Company, for donating (another!) case of wine and a liquor service permit and for supplying low-cost beer for the event, and to these fifteen Moscow and Pullman businesses, who provided raffle items collectively valued at hundreds of dollars.
B & L Bicycles: bike bag
BookPeople of Moscow: two 25-percent-off gift certificates
Brused Books: $20 gift certificate
Café Moro: three $5 gift certificates
Cowgirl Chocolates: six-pack of chocolate bars
Deadbeat Records: two $15 gift certificates
Glassphemy: two pairs of funky socks
Hyperspud Sports: coffee mug/brewer & canvas tote bag
Kelly Emo: 2 CDs of All in the Name of Freedom
Paradise Creek Bicycles: water bottle and $50 bike tune-up
Paradise Creek Brewery: growler & $15 gift certificate
Patty’s Kitchen: two $10 gift certificates
Rico’s: two $10 gift certificates
RicoShay Rags: candle lantern
Tye Dye Everything: mesh tote bag
WIRT extends our greatest gratitude to all of our 70-plus guests and participants in the celebration and concert, who filled the 1912 Center Great Room with rousing conversation, dancing, singing, merry making, home-cooked food, and donations to Wild Idaho Rising Tide. Together, you generously contributed to our community spirit and raised almost $900 for our grassroots collective, covering our event fees and WIRT operational costs and protest travel and materials expenses.
Thanks to each of you for a fantastic evening and for your ongoing support of WIRT!
Wild Idaho Rising Tide
P.O. Box 9817, Moscow, Idaho 83843
WildIdahoRisingTide.org & on facebook
P.S. If you missed the festivities and would still like to help some of Idaho’s only climate activists sustain our direct action resistance to dirty energy ventures like tar sands equipment transports, Northwest coal export, looming first fracking in Idaho, Highway 95 mis-alignment, and a growing plethora of climate-wrecking corporate schemes, please consider contributing what you can physically or fiscally.