July 29, 2011 Posted by khelgeson in Lifestyle, Local, News
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Over 30K Raised for Big Sky parks and trails

The BSCC community fundraiser, hosted by 320 Guest Ranch on July 22, packed the house. With attendees from Big Sky and Bozeman communities mingling over donated auction items and cocktails, the event raised a total of $33,715 for the Big Sky Community Corporation.

The live auction, hosted by Shelly Bermont, was a hit, bringing in hot-ticket items and funds. The top three auction items were a dinner by Ennion Williams, fishing guide and owner of Big Sky local foods, a pearl necklace by Shelly Bermont Jewelry, and a full-page ad in Mountain Outlaw magazine from the Outlaw Partners.

Other items in the silent auction were Big Sky PBR tickets, haircuts, spa packages, a trip to anywhere in the world, and a tennis gift basket. According to Bermont, the BSCC hopes to make some changes to next year’s event, including changing the name to the “Big Sky Parks and Trails Gala.”

Next summer, “we’d like have a party under the stars. Perhaps in the new soccer field,” Bermont said.

They’d also like to lower ticket prices in order to double the attendance, and have already begun looking for sponsors and “a generous winery.”

“We need the entire community to get behind this event next year so we can continue to enjoy why we all came to Big Sky in the first place,” Bermont said.

To donate to or underwrite the 2012 event, contact Katie Morrison at katie@ bsccmt.org.