U.S. Bancorp Foundation Awards $2,500 to the 18th Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival October 9-12, 2014

Charlotte Westendorf, U.S. Bank, Susan Overton Nieves, Festival coordinator, Mary Austin Crofts, Festival Director and Vaelene Bryant, U.S. Bank

Charlotte Westendorf, U.S. Bank, Susan Overton Nieves, Festival coordinator, Mary Austin Crofts, Festival Director and Vaelene Bryant, U.S. Bank

HAILEY, Idaho, June 12, 2014 — U.S. Bancorp Foundation has announced an award of $2,500 to the annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival held each year in the Wood River Valley of Idaho.  The 18th annual event will be held Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12, 2014.

Local U.S. Bank Hailey Branch Manager, Charlotte Westendorf and Ketchum Sales and Service Manager, Vaelene Bryant, presented the check to Festival Director, Mary Austin Crofts and Food and Beverage Director, Susan Overton Nieves this morning.

“We are excited to support this premier cultural event honoring the arts, history and culture of the west,” said Mathew Paulson, District Manager for US, Bank.  “I love this event.”

This year marks the 18th year of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, which is a signature event for Sun Valley.  It has grown into one of the largest Festivals in the Valley; drawing over 19,000 visitors each fall.

“We are thrilled with U.S. Bancorp Foundation’s support,” said Executive Director, Mary Austin Crofts.  “Thanks to their generous sponsorship, we will be able to bring top chefs and entertainers to provide another extraordinary celebration this year honoring eighteen years of sharing and preserving our rich and colorful history, heritage and culture with the world.”