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RBC I The first Annual Cowboy Gathering on the Mountain will be held at Trappers Lake Lodge Friday, July 30 at 6 p.m. The poet line-up will include Terry Nash and Kyah Westbrook and musicians performing will be Peggy Malone, Daron Little, and Caitlyn Taussig. Bring your lawn chair, a jacket, an appetite for a home-cooked meal from The Lodge and your soul to be filled. Tickets are available at https//www.eventbrite.com/e/cowboy-gathering-on-the-mountain-tickets-162587332087
We asked the Trappers owners a few questions about the new event. Here are the responses.
Q: Whose idea was it to start this event/how did this idea come about?
I (Kaysyn) attended a Cowboy Poetry with my Mom (Becca) that was held in the Meeker High School Auditorium and fell in love! I chatted with Ellene Meece to get all these great folks together and thought that Trappers would be a wonderful setting to host such an event! I always thought it was a great idea but it wasn’t until I met one of our new teamsters, Kyah Westbrook, that I really started moving forward with it. She arrived on property and humbly informed us that she writes poetry. She presented us with her poem book of which she had published and printed. We started selling her books out of the General Store and one day I sat down to read it through. My eyes welled through some of her verses… She wants to keep our way of life alive; she gets it and loves this adventure. She inspired me to host an event in which we can all get together to laugh, listen and travel back in time through word and song.
Q: Is it similar to past cowboy poetry events held in Meeker?
It will be very similar! Just a different scenery. Although, we did not get any professional whistlers this go around.
Q: What are you most excited for with this event?
The atmosphere that Trappers Lake Lodge provides. Kicked back cowboy, western evenings!
Q: Why did you want to host an event like this?
We want to bring back the “Old West” with cowboy poets and musicians. A rustic, remote location is just the perfect place to do so! Gather, relax, listen, eat and drink.
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