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  • Event to Support History & Culture of the Southwest
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    Published - 11/05/13 - 09:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) — The community is invited to celebrate the history and culture of the Southwest at the Evening on the Arizona Strip event. This fundraiser, which features a gala dinner and concert, will begin at 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Gardner Center on the campus of Dixie State University.

    The event honors the contributions groups, individuals and organizations have made that add to the unique qualities of Southwestern Utah, Northern Arizona and Southeastern Nevada. This year, representatives of the Kaibab and Southern Utah Paiute tribal councils will be honored for their contributions to the historical and cultural fabric of the region.

    Tribal members will present the colors and perform a traditional mountain sheep dance.

    Eric Dodge will headline the annual event. Dodge, who has released six albums, was accepted into the Country Music Association in 2012. The local country artist will perform a selection of his favorite hits.

    Eleanor Tom and Chloe Valentine Brent, authors of the new illustrated book “Why the Moon Paints Her Face Black,” based on a Paiute legend, will also attend the event. Signed copies of the book will be available.

    Live and silent auctions will feature local products and services, including guided tours of the Arizona Strip. Proceeds from the event support the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, a nonprofit organization established in 1994.

    The association works to enhance the understanding of the history and resources of the Arizona Strip and Southern Utah.

    Tickets are $40 each and include a buffet dinner and the program. They can be purchased by calling 680-4610 or visiting Cache Valley Bank, 120 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.

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