Stray Grass Plays for Dirt!

Fruita, CO – September 28, 2010– Family Health West invites you to celebrate October 15th in Fruita Civic Center Park for the 1st Annual Dirt Dance. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. with activities for the entire family. The entire community is invited.
The Dirt Dance will feature local Bluegrass favorite Stray Grass beginning at 7:00 p.m. In addition there will be food and activities for kids and special recognition for Family Health West’s Fifty Families. Entrance into the Dirt Dance costs a donation which is up to the discretion of the attendee. All proceeds will benefit Family Health West.

Launched in spring 2010, the idea behind Family Health West’s Fifty Families was to engage with supporters who believe in our mission beyond words of gratitude,” said Angelina Salazar, Family Health West Director of Community Relations. “By joining this special group, families learn more from our experts and experience different aspects of the organization. The Dirt Dance is a way for us to thank our Fifty Families Members and to thank the community at large for their support.”
In addition to the Dirt Dance, members receive a commemorative brick in the new hospital’s Pathway to Health and are recognized at the Red Baron Ball, which is held every April. All Fifty Families receive the monthly Fifty Families Matter Newsletter with health education for the entire family, updates on the organization, local health-related event information, and shared updates submitted by the families themselves.
Current families include the following: The Bapst Family, The Endres Family, The Emerson Family, The Ficklin Family, The Francis Family, The Hamilton Family, The Hatch Family, The Henderson Family, The Lee Family, The Lewis Family, The McNamara Family, The Moss Family, The Motz Family, The Poovey Family and The Reid Family.
“It’s not typical for a family to engage with a hospital unless their loved one is sick or injured,” said Fifty Families member, Dr. K.C. Lewis of Western Rockies Interventional Pain Specialists in Fruita, “This is an opportunity for families to utilize the expertise of Family Health West for overall better health as well as support them to ensure that they are there to provide the care we depend on.”
Family Health West encourages the community to visit the website to learn more, “Everyone is invited to the Dirt Dance,” added Salazar, “Family Health West belongs to the community and we are committed to fostering well-being for those who live, work and play here.”