LUDLOW- On Jan. 28, Okemo Valley residents and Okemo Mountain
Resort's greatest fans attended Flannel with Flair, the social
event of the season that raised $60,000 for the Okemo Community
A Vermont themed event, Flannel with Flair gave Okemo's Roundhouse
at Jackson Gore a comfortable, down-home Vermont feel, complete
with logs, tin pails and the warm embrace that only flannel can
Event guests donned outfits that ranged from subtle flannel ties
and jeans to over-the-top flannel dresses with glitzy accents. The
evening included dinner prepared by Coleman Brook Tavern's
Executive Chef Scot Emerson and his team, with musical
entertainment provided by The Master Cylinders who played a broad
range of music from nostalgic rock from the `60s and `70s to
current tunes, including Toby Keith's new hit, "Red Solo
The evening also included fundraising auctions and unique
activities. Businesses and individuals were generous in their
donations, helping to make it a successful fundraiser for OCC.
Major contributors included Janet Martin, Al Geis and Families,
Mary W. Davis Realtors and Associates, Inc., Vermont Properties and
Development, Inc., Okemo Mountain Resort, Crested Butte
Mountain Resort, Clear Lake Furniture, Knockout Carpet, Adams Golf,
Andrie Rose Inn, Tim and Diane Mueller.
The Okemo Community Challenge has raised hundreds of thousands of
dollars for local communities. Recently, the organization's
charitable focus has shifted to supporting partnerships between
local schools and community organizations. As a result,
students will have a better understanding of their communities and
the impact they can have as contributing citizens.
Flannel with Flair, a premiere event for OCC, continues the
tradition of educating by offering challenge grants to worthy local
nonprofit organizations, striving to honor the "heart and soul" of
Ludlow through support of the economic, environmental and social
wellbeing of the community as a whole.