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Join us and buy your tickets now for the summer event of the year, the 2nd Hi Ute Hoedown for Haiti!
You won’t want to miss this one with the historic Hi-Ute Ranch as the back drop to a good ol’ fashioned hoedown.
Come and boogie to our rockin band under the stars, tip back a few of your favorite beverages, ride the buck wild mechanical bull and bid on some amazing silent auction goodies! Yummy food will be included in the ticket price and provide by some of the best gourmet food trucks Utah has to offer. The Better Burger Truck and Cupbop Korean BBQ, get in my belly!
Last year proved to be a great time and we promise to raise the bar for the event this year!
All proceeds raised will support our foundation:
Devoted to Children
D2C MISSION STATEMENT:
Our mission is to meet the immediate needs for the most vulnerable children in the village of Cayes Jacmel, Haiti by creating a family home and integrating yoga, a well documented source for healing trauma and stress, in order to empower them to become independent and thriving community members. Additionally, we assist the community in creating sustainable, long term projects in an attempt to end the cycle of poverty, which directly affects the lives of the children.
D2C Family Home:
We opened the doors to our small family home in July of 2012. We are starting small, in order to make sure that the children we do bring in, are truly in need, via a strict internal criteria. We work with the in country director and with the local Haitian government agency, IBERS. to determine this,by giving the children not just a stable home, but teaching them life skills, the practice of yoga for healing trauma and stress, and working with the community on sustainable projects, she is essentially investing in these children to be agents of change towards a brighter future for their country.
We are currently looking to either build a home or purchase the one the children currently reside in. The goal is to create a home that is safe and self sustainable.
Childrens Yoga Project:
Most of our D2C team are yoga practitioners and teachers. We know and understand the benefits that yoga can have on children, and especially children experiencing post traumatic stress. We are introducing yoga to the children and they are having a great time with it! We will be seeking to train local Haitians in the practice of yoga so that they can continue in their own community to bring yoga to children. This way the yoga classes can be ongoing and in the hands of the local population. This will not only create some local jobs but continue the yoga practice of healing for trauma and stress.
In August 2014, we will be launching our D2C summer camp under the children’s yoga initiative, which will serve 50-100 children in the communities with the focus on dance and yoga as transformational healing and expressive arts. Up to a dozen Haitians will receive training and certification to teach children yoga in the camp as well as in their communities at the conclusion of camp.
Community Sustainability/ “Healthy Haiti”:
No person, town or country can or will prosper if they are dependent on the charity of others.
Therefore, we are working with the village to identify and develop a series of projects to support their long-term growth and progress. Using our home as a model and example, our first projects are:
Organic Vegetable Garden
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No. All ages welcome but ID will be required to purchase adult beverages.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking at the Hi Ute is very limited, we can fit up to 50 cars once we are full please park at Ecker Hill Middle school and walk or take the shuttle. Carpooling is always a great option too!
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
firstname.lastname@example.org or 801 403-9888
Who is the band?
We are SO excited to have Artie Hemphill and the Iron Horse Band back this year to boot scoot and boogie with!
What food vendors will be there?
Come hungry to enjoy two of the best gourmet food trucks Utah has to offer. Cupbop Korean BBQ is a new favorite addition to the gourmet food truck scene often seen with people lined up around the block! Cupbop serves Korean style BBQ's (beef, pork and chicken) with rice and veggies. Korean style veggie noodles with rice. Customize with over 15 sauces to make your own spice and taste.
The Better Burger Truck is another absolute favorite, all burgers are a quarter pound, served with cheese and come from grass-fed cows raised in Southeastern UT! All buns are by Stoneground Bakery, right here in SLC. *Gluten Free buns are also available!
Cheese: Cheddar, Swiss or Pepper Jack
*Make any burger “Mo Betta,” smothered in grilled onions
Better Burger: The Original! Topped with tomato, pickle, and cheese
Blue Burger: Blue cheese and Horseradish blended in to the patty and topped with cheese
Bacon Burger: Bacon chunks blended in to the patty and topped with cheese
Garlic Burger: Minced Garlic and Garlic powder blended in to the patty and topped with cheese
VEGGIE BURGER: Made special for Better Burger by Ian Brandt of Salt Lake City’s Sage’s Café and Vertical Diner! Topped with tomato, pickle and cheese. Add a fried egg to make it even Better!
FRIES:Sweet potatoes are Better! We fry them in coconut oil. You can make them “Mo Betta” with garlic and savory seasoning.
Desserts: We will also have a table of amazing assorted desserts for you to feast on.
Do I need cash or credit cards?
Yes!! you will want to bid on our awesome selection of silent auction items as well as purchase drinks from the cash bar.
Where can I find out more information about Devoted to Children?
Our website www.devoted2children.org.
Our facebook page is constantly updated with new information about the progress the foundation is making and updated/pictures etc on our volunteer SEVA trips to Haiti www.facebook.com/devoted2children.
Follow us on Instagram!! @devoted2children