On Jan. 26, Okemo Valley residents and visitors fancied up their
finest flannel shirts, denim jeans, and work boots for Flannel with
Flair, the social event of the season that raised more than $75,000
for the Okemo Community Challenge.
The evening included dinner prepared by Okemo Executive Chef
Scot Emerson and his Coleman Brook Tavern staff. Music by The All
Nighters kept everyone's boots stompin' on the dance floor all
evening. Live and silent auctions generated serious bidding,
helping to make Flannel with Flair another successful fundraiser
The Okemo Community Challenge, founded in 1996, has raised
hundreds of thousands of dollars for the local community. Last year
OCC granted funds to local Hurricane Irene victims, supported
Ludlow Streetscapes in their efforts to repair storm damage to the
town flowerbeds and contributed to Streetscapes' July 4th fireworks
display. OCC also awarded grants to the Black River Academy Museum,
the Gill Odd Fellows Home, LPCTV and Okemo Mountain School.
Proceeds raised at this year's event will help OCC continue the
tradition of fostering the heart and soul of Ludlow by supporting
the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of the community
as a whole.
For more information about the Okemo Community Challenge or to
make a donation, contact Kathy Burns 802-228-8877 or Joyce Washburn