WIRT activists, friends, and supporters,
Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) extends our gratitude to everyone who so effectively and passionately organized and participated in our successful Third Annual Celebration and Benefit Concert on Saturday evening, March 29, at the 1912 Center in Moscow. We heartily thank Jeanne McHale, who coordinated musical performers and circulated event flyers in Moscow and Pullman; Erik Jacobson, who created and revised beautiful posters for the occasion; Rob Briggs and Alan Solan, who served as bartenders; Ellen Roskovich, who hauled event materials and washed dishes; and several volunteers who diligently prepared tablecloths and napkins, provided potluck food, cleared tables and chairs, and assisted other arrangements. We greatly appreciate the talented musicians who exuberantly offered all of us an inspiring night of music: the Moscow Volunteer Peace Band, Matti Sand and John Fershee, Zack Degler and Bill Tracy of Mother Yeti, and Henry C and the Willards bandmates Terri Grzebielski, Donna Holmes, Jeanne McHale, Doug Park, Nels Peterson, and Henry Willard. We especially thank the Wine Company of Moscow for donating beer, wine, and a liquor service permit, and these 17 Moscow and Pullman businesses, which generously provided silent auction items together valued at $500.
B&L Bicycles: A bicycle pump
BookPeople of Moscow: A birthday party with pizza, cake, a movie, and reading
Brused Books: One gift certificate
Cowgirl Chocolates: Six assorted chocolate bars
Deadbeat Records: One gift certificate
Glassphemy: Four pairs of decorative Sock It To Me socks
Howard Hughes Video: Two movie rental gift certificates
Hyperspud Sports: A one-watt Luxeon LED flashlight
Maria Maggi: Four hand-painted watercolor greeting cards
Nectar: Dinner for two with an appetizer and two salads, entrees, and dessert
One World Café: Organic Landgrove coffee
Paradise Creek Bicycles: A Camelbak water bottle and a bike tune/rentals coupon
Paradise Creek Brewery: A beer growler, glass, and gift certificate
Patty’s Mexican Kitchen: Two gift certificates
Rico’s Pub: Two gift certificates
RicoShay: A hand-carved, wooden hand statue/cell phone holder
Tye Dye Everything: A tye-dye shirt
WIRT activists are most grateful for each of our 60-plus guests of the celebration and concert, who filled the Great Room with priceless conversation, dancing, singing, merry making, and ideas and donations to Wild Idaho Rising Tide. Together, you graciously contributed to our community spirit and raised about $840 after event fees for our regional collective, offsetting the costs of our direct action and outreach work, protest travel and materials expenses, and legal and court fees arising from non-violent civil disobedience.
If you missed the festivities and would still like to help WIRT activists sustain our formidable citizen resistance to extreme energy ventures like tar sands equipment transports, Northwest coal and shale oil trains and terminals, oil and gas exploration and extraction in Idaho, Highway 95 mis-alignment, and a growing plethora of climate-wrecking corporate schemes, please consider contributing what you can physically through upcoming WIRT events and/or fiscally via mailed donations, while we exchange online giving platforms.
Please visit our facebook and website pages often for current information and opportunities to confront the root causes of the climate crisis, by asserting direct actions and promoting locally organized solutions, in solidarity with frontline communities of resistance and an international, volunteer, grassroots network of activists.
Congratulations to each of you for a robust third year of shared climate and tribal activism and a memorable evening of celebration and for your ongoing support of WIRT!
Wild Idaho Rising Tide
P.O. Box 9817, Moscow, Idaho 83843