Dinner at the Depot
40th Anniversary Celebration featuring W Mitchell
Sunday, July 30th
The Depot, 716 Elk Avenue
This summer’s Dinner at the Depot (HCCA’s annual membership meeting) will combine with a celebration of 40 years of advocacy for our local environment. Please join us on July 30th at the Depot for a celebratory evening on the lawn including a potluck dinner, 40th anniversary slideshow, an environment-inspired art silent auction, and a keynote presentation by W Mitchell. Dinner at the Depot is a great time for all HCCA members and those interested in becoming members to learn more about HCCA’s most recent work, converse with the HCCA board and staff, and overall enjoy a summer’s eve in the company of other advocates.
About W Mitchell…a Real Fearless Leader
When mining giant Amax informed the Crested Butte community in 1977 that they were going to mine Red Lady, Mitchell saw the “inevitable” mine as a challenge—one he would tackle head-on. Unfazed by the belief held by some that the mine was “unstoppable”, Mitchell ran for mayor to stand up against the threat to our quality of life. He won that race and worked tirelessly, despite his physical challenges, until Amax retreated in 1981.
Now, forty years later, we are very fortunate to have Mitchell as a featured guest at our 40th Anniversary Celebration and annual meeting. A renowned motivational speaker, Mitchell knows well the circumstances that enabled the Town and HCCA to assist Amax in abandoning their plans. He will share this incredible history, while inspiring us toward the future with his message, “It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do about it.” And he is living proof.
Calling all Beer Fanatics…Announcing the Comeback of the Red Lady Ale
Thanks to the former Crested Butte Brewery and the Irwin Brewing Company, we are excited to announce the comeback of the original Red Lady Ale in honor of 40 years of keeping Red Lady mine-free. The Red Lady Ale is an American Amber/Red Ale and we are very excited to pour this beer for all to taste at Dinner at the Depot. We will also be serving an Irwin Brewing Company pilsner, red and white wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. All refreshments are complimentary, but tips for our local environment are always appreciated!
Launching HCCA’s 2017 Membership Drive
Get Your Signed Copy of “Stranger to the Woods”
HCCA is currently seeking volunteers to help with the following shifts Dinner at the Depot:
Beer/Wine Booth (2 people): 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Merchandise/Membership Table (1 person, or 2 people to switch off): 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Clean up (1-2 people): 9 p.m. – finish
Please contact Mel Yemma at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in one of these shifts. All volunteers will receive a complimentary HCCA trucker hat or t-shirt of their choice, as well as complimentary beverages and dinner (which is potluck style) at the event.