U.S. BANCORP FOUNDATION AWARDS $2,500 TO THE 19th ANNUAL TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL!

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 19th annual event will be held Wednesday, October 7 through Sunday, October 11, 2015.

Local U.S. Bank Assistant Vice President, Melissa Humphreys and Charlotte Westendorf, Private Banking Relationship Manager, presented the check to Festival Board President, John Peavey and TOTS Board and staff.

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

This year marks the 19th 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, with combined attendance of 23,000 last 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 nineteen years of sharing and preserving our rich and colorful history, heritage and culture with the world.”

Pictured are: Front row: Mary Austin Crofts, and Charlotte Westendorf, U.S. Bank. Middle row: Kathi Kimball, Melissa Humphreys, U.S. Bank, John Peavey, Joan Davies. Back row: Laura Drake, Susan Overton Nieves. Photo credit: Sheila Kelley.

Pictured are: Front row: Mary Austin Crofts, and Charlotte Westendorf, U.S. Bank. Middle row: Kathi Kimball, Melissa Humphreys, U.S. Bank, John Peavey, Joan Davies. Back row: Laura Drake, Susan Overton Nieves. Photo credit: Sheila Kelley.