HAILEY, Idaho. The Ketchum and Hailey branches of D.L. Evans Bank have announced an award of $1,000 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 D.L. Evans Bank Hailey branch manager and long-time TOTS board member, Kelli Young, presented Executive Director, Mary Austin Crofts with the check. “We are excited to support this premier cultural event honoring the arts, history and culture of the west,” said Kelli Young. “My family is Basque and we 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 D.L. Evans Bank 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 from left to right are Kelli Young, Hailey branch manager, D.L. Evans Bank, and Executive Director Mary Austin Crofts, Trailing of the Sheep Festival.