MEF hosts ‘Snowfest’ and dinner

MEEKER I The public is invited as the Meeker Education Foundation hosts its inaugural Snowfest and Dinner, full of outdoor fun and food on March 1.

The event is a fundraiser that will “provide staff and student grant awards for academic/activity enrichment opportunities, professional development and classroom needs,” MEF President Mary Strang said.
Activities will begin at 11 a.m. at Marvine Campground and the event is co-sponsored by the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (ERBM). The fun will feature cross-county skiing, snowshoeing and sledding for the entire family.
There will be competitive and non-competitive events, and cash prizes will be awarded.
There will also be a hot dog stand and drinks available at no cost, although donations will gladly be accepted to help defray costs of insurance for the event.
There will also be a benefit dinner beginning at 6 p.m. at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center at 200 Main St. in Meeker. In addition to the dinner, there will be live entertainment and a benefit auction (see auction items at: meekereducationfoundation.org).
Tickets to the benefit dinner are $40 for adults, $10 for students and children under five years are free.
Tickets are available at the Meeker Chamber or Commerce or contact the foundation at 878-5362 or at 970-270-4445.