.....December 31, 2014 deadline.
Thanks to those who helped meet the challenge...
"Cowboypoetry.com isn't a simple web site. It's our daily gathering. Our community stretches a great distance, partly because this site still lives. Stay in touch. Donate."
Jim Cardwell, poet, songwriter, and friend of the BAR-D
The BAR-D Roundup (both the poster and CD go to rural libraries and to supporters); and to continue with all of the associated efforts at CowboyPoetry.com and the Center's social media communications.
Friend of the BAR-D,Faithful supporters have made possible the Center's work to preserve and celebrate the arts and life of rural communities and the real working West. Through CowboyPoetry.com, Cowboy Poetry Week, the Rural Library Program, and social media (Facebook and Twitter), we reach many people who share our mission. All of this work is done on a small and careful budget. Your support is essential. Please pitch in so we can keep working together to maintain our community and keep our story alive.
You care about the West and about its poetry, music, and arts. Your support is essential to the work the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry does to spread the word our our community. Please pitch in.
To achieve our 2015 budget goal, we must raise funds to carry out Cowboy Poetry Week activities; administer the Rural Library Program; produce the Cowboy Poetry Week poster; create the next volume of
Thanks to those who
donated ... we made it!
Cowgirl True—Diane Tribitt and Belinda Gail* ~ Jim Cardwell ~ Chuck Learn ~ Hal Swift**
Kent Reeves—The Whole Picture Consulting ~ Stella and Jim Cathey ~ Tom Swearingen
Marleen Bussma ~ Jerry Brooks ~ Kay Kelley Nowell ~ Susie Knight** ~ Sally Baldus
Chris Williams ~ P'let and Michael Tcherkassky** ~ David Carlton ~ Jo Lynne Kirkwood
Kathryn Reynolds ~ Paul Quinton ~ George Rhoades ~ Devon Dawson ~ Deanna McCall
Robert Kinsey ~ Marvin and Elaine Del Chiaro ~ Dennis Russell ~ Mary W. Seago ~ Jean Mathisen Haugen
Alan Mollenkopf ~ Western Folklife Center* ~ Almeda Bradshaw-M2B Music* ~ Gail Dudley
Daniel Bybee ~ Patricia Sublette ~ Stephanie Davis ~ Marilyn Ball ~ C.J. Hadley —RANGE*
Leslie Keltner—Runumuk Cowgirl Productions ~ Dale Page ~ Andria Kidd ~ Del Gustafson
Anonymous ~ Tyler Guy ~ Al "Doc" Mehl ~ Floyd Beard ~ Patricia Frolander ~ Jane and Dick Morton*
Denise Arvidson ~ Merv Webster ~ Yvonne Hollenbeck* ~ Mark Kerr ~ Nika Nordbrock
William Thornton ~ Kip Sorlie ~ Cimarron Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering*
Spalding Labs' Flying SL Ranch Radio Show* ~ Rex Rideout ~ Totsie Slover ~ Barb Kopietz
Belinda Gail—Broken Diamond Entertainment** ~ Hans-Joachim Gutbrod ~ Jarle Kvale
Sally Smith—Joelle Smith Western Art ~ Jay and Sandi Snider ~ Chris Isaacs ~ Stan Howe
Marci Broyhill* ~ Cindy Quigley ~ Linda Nadon ~ Bob Coker ~ Cowboy Poets of Idaho*
Jeri Dobrowski—Lamesteer Publishing and Graphics* ~ Doris Daley ~ Pat Richardson
Susan and Bruce Matley (Nevada Slim and Cimarron Sue) ~ Tom Nichols ~ John Dofflemyer
Mark Munzert ~ LaVerna B. Johnson ~ Roberta Rothman ~ Paul Kern
Rod Miller ~ Smoke Wade ~ Greg Camp
Challenge offered by Tom Morgan and Anonymous
** multiple donations during challenge period
* banner supporter
A one-minute message from one of our long-time supporters, Andy Nelson:
photo by Stuart Johnson
Click to listen to Andy Nelson's message.
Donors at the $40 and higher level will receive the 2015 Cowboy Poetry Week poster in April, 2015. Donors at the $40 ($60 international) and higher level will receive the 2015 edition of The BAR-D Roundup in the Fall of next year (if sufficient funds are raised)
or any other of the available CDs.
You, too, can be a part of it all.
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