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Kellie and Harrison, circa 2013. Photo from Edible Southwest Colorado

Kellie and Harrison, circa 2013. Photo from Edible Southwest Colorado

Introducing the 2017 Hoedown Emcee's:

Kellie Pettyjohn & Harrison Topp

This will be Kellie's second year as a Hoedown Emcee, and we couldn't be more excited about it. She knocked our socks off during the live auction last year with authentic, rapid-fire bid calls!  Outside of her time spent on stage at these events, Kellie owns and operates the Wily Carrot right here in the beautiful Mancos Valley. Her diversified, small-scale, chemical-free, farm partners with other local producers to offer a phenomenal 20-week CSA. Sign up while she still has spots left! 

Harrison arrived in Mancos in 2013, serving for a year as Montezuma School to Farm Project's FIRST EVER AmeriCorps member. During his time here, Harrison laid the foundation for all of the garden education happening today, played a large role resurrecting the (now thriving) Mt. Lookout Grange, and gained reputation as a nimble-footed clogger. He presently lives in Paonia, CO, managing a family-owned orchard and working as the Membership Director and Field Organizer for the Rocky Mountain Farmers UnionWe're thrilled to have Harrison back in town and up on stage this year, lending his voice and enthusiasm to this cause!


2017 Silent and Live Auction Items


  • CrossCountry Quilt Studio: Cowboy Quilt
  • Rustic Style Furniture: Ponderosa Pine Cobblers Bench
  • Elizabeth Kinahan: Sheep Print of "Louise"
  • Marsha Porter-Norton: Beaded Jewelry
  • Rosie Carter: Handcrafted Items
  • Menefee Mountain Pottery: Fermentation Crock
  • Mary Vozar - Confluence Farm: Homemade Cheesecake
  • The Pie Maker Bakery: Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
  • The Pie Maker Bakery: Coconut Macaroons (gluten and diary-free)
Health and Wellness
  • Joanie Trussel: Spiritual Mentoring Session
  • Tyler VanGemert: Acupuncture Treatment Session + Herbal Consultation
  • Rachel Ananda: Astrological Reading
  • Dunton Hot Springs: All-Inclusive Two Night Stay
  • Solutions Eco-Friendly Hair Design: Haircut, Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Mancos Public Library: One Entry into the Mancos Cowboy Half Marathon
  • Mancos Public Library: One Entry into the Mancos Cowboy 5k
  • Heart and Core Yoga: Six Class Pass
  • Kokopelli Bike and Board: $20 Giftcard
  • Evolution GYM: Two Classes & 50% off First Month Membership
  • Momentum Fitness: Pair of One Month Passes with Personal Training Sessions
  • Amaya Natural Therapuetics: Massage and Soak
  • Kris Abrams: Three Shamanic Healing Sessions
  • Kris Abrams: Two Psychotherapy Sessions
  • Tierra Madres Herbs: Set of Four Culinary Herbs
  • Banga Farms: $100 worth of produce
  • Mancos Valley CSA Sampler: Eggs, Beef & Veggies
  • PleansanTree Farms: Blue Spruce Tree
  • SongHaven Farm: Canned Goods and Goats Milk Soap
  • Mountain Farm Guesthouse: One Weekend Night Stay
  • Mary Vozar: Bread Making Lesson
  • Medicine Horse Center: Two Horseback Riding Lessons
  • Summit Roots Farm: Gift Basket
  • Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project: Rare Colorado Orange Apple Tree
  • Holgates Equip Repair: Tune-up on one lawn mower, chainsaw or trimmer
  • Steve Underwood: Four hours of chainsaw work, opportunity for instruction
  • Rick Clay: One hour of bobcat work
  • FLC Community Concert Hall: Two Orchestra Seats for The Levi Platero Band
  • Eno Wine Bar: $15 Gift Certificate
  • Come Dance Tonight: Six Group Dance Lessons
  • Dolores River Festival: Two Tickets
  • The Historic Strater Hotel: $75 Giftcard
  • Rochester Hotel: Wine Basket
  • Durango Arts Center: Two Tickets to Rock of Ages
  • Cyprus Cafe: $30 Giftcard
  • Sunflower Theater: Two tickets to a show
  • Stonefish Sushi: $50 giftcard
  • The Painted Turtle: $100 Gift Certificate
  • The Raven Narratives: Two Tickets
  • Deer Hill Expeditions: Tshirts, Beanie, Jack's Plastic Bucket Bag, and More
  • Moose & More: Chocolate Platter
  • Osprey: Men’s Stratos 36 Technical/ Ventilated Daypack, Black, M/L
  • Osprey: Women’s Sirrus 24 Technical/ Ventilated Daypack, Thyme Green, S/M
  • Jamie's Fine Jewelry: Sterling Silver Locket
  • Jamie's Fine Jewelry: Hershey’s Kiss Pendant Necklace
  • Flying Pig: $25 Giftcard

Music for this year's event:

Food and Beverages for this year's event provided by:

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