Spring Hoedown set for Mancos on Saturday

The Montezuma School to Farm Project will hold its annual Spring Hoedown on Saturday, March 16 from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Mancos Opera House.

Proceeds go toward continued growth and expansion of the School to Farm Project, (MSTFP), which include school garden programs, farm field trips, and summer camps for K-12 Montezuma County students. Also benefiting is the Pay It Forward Fund, a medical relief fund for Mancos Valley residents in need.

The Spring Hoedown entertainment includes square and line dancing, three bands, and the silent auction, which includes items that are farm and garden oriented. Local food and beer will be available. Collaborating closely with the Mancos, Cortez and Dolores school districts, MSTFP serves more than 1,600 students and teaches more than 9,000 educational hours each year, fostering a stronger connection amongst students to the rich regional agricultural heritage.

The entertainment schedule:

5-6:30 p.m. - square and line dancing with Carla Roberts

6:45-8 p.m. - Caruta Roma Gypsy Band

8:15-9:30 p.m. - Hello Dollface

9:45-11 p.m . - Robby Overfield and The Breaks

Tickets are $20 for adults, 17 and under free and are available at Maria's Bookshop, Spruce Tree Espresso House, Zuma Natural Foods and Dolores Food Market.

Richard Berry is the dance caller, who is currently calling for the Four Corners Dancers, and is currently teaching a beginner class on Monday nights in Cortez at Kemper Elementary. For information on classes call Don or Judy Morris at 565-9836 or Vonnie Robinson at 749-9682.