Citizens of the North Platte Valley and beyond turned out in record numbers to support area charities at the “Valley Strong” benefit concert put on by Brush Creek Ranch at the Community Center.  Thanks to the generosity of Bruce and Beth White, 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales were distributed to 21 different charities as designated by those who purchased tickets.

The main beneficiary of the event was the Corbett Medical Center Foundation which graciously shared the evening’s proceeds.  Michael Williams, chief operating officer for Brush Creek Ranch, told the audience of 400 plus people that nearly $300,000 had been raised, with more than $250,000 going to the foundation that supports the Platte Valley Medical Clinic.

19 other non-profit organizations, including the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust, garnered a total of $13,650.00.  33 individuals designated the Stock Growers Land Trust as their beneficiary of choice!  Retired Padlock Ranch Manager Wayne and Judy Fasholz get the award for supporters who came the furthest as they traveled from Ranchester to attend and participate in other activities in Carbon County.

Other organizations which benefitted from the event were the Saratoga Lions Club,  Big Brothers Big Sisters, Platte Valley Community Center, Saratoga Rodeo Club, Ryan Park Volunteer Fire Department, Platte Valley Trout Unlimited, Xi Beta Delta, Saratoga Museum, Wyoming Cutting Horse, Bevo 4-H Club, Upper Platte Valley Search & Rescue, Grand Encampment Museum, Toga Productions, Saratoga Fire Department, Voices of the Valley, Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts and Valley Service Organization.

“I think it’s fantastic that the community came together to support Valley Strong and a fun night with Sawyer Brown. By doing this they ensure the local organizations raise as much funds as possible based on their individual efforts,” Williams said.

Huge thanks to the Valley Strong Benefit organizers Laura Bucholz, Beth White and Dulcie Schalk

Huge thanks to the Valley Strong Benefit organizers
Laura Bucholz, Beth White and Dulcie Schalk