21 Oct 2018

Spring fundraising with a kick

March 19, 2018
Aris Flood- Parent Council Chair

4th Annual Hoedown – Celebration for Public School Choice

Syringa Mountain School invites all supporters and community members to a traditional western gathering, inspired by the passion for an arts-inspired public education in Blaine County. The 4th annual Hoedown is an event that will inspire you to kick your heels up, twirl your skirt, and bring out your inner wrangler or saloon gambler. On April 28th the Natootsi Estate barn off Broadford road Bellevue will be filled with live music, card games, dancing, prizes, and delicious food and drinks.

Games and prizes have always been a part of the Hoedown, and this year guests will be given a small cup of poker chips to try their luck in blackjack and roulette, with large cups for sale so you can stay in the game! This wild west saloon will be complete with fiddle tunes performed by Strings Attached – a bluegrass trio from Twin Falls – one of whose members is the two-time state champion fiddle player Jeni Jacobson. After you work up a thirst learning how to line dance with Dale and Peggy Bates you can grab a drink at Road Bars – where craft cocktails can be purchased, designed by Blaine County local Christina Giordani.

Tickets for the hoedown will be on sale for $40 April 1st and include a traditional bbq spread with locally sourced foods created by Al McCord of the Sustainability Center and includes wine or a variety of delicious beers from Warfield and Sawtooth Breweries. Purchase tickets ahead of time at or at the door. Else look for the Hoedown pop up locations at local grocery stores throughout the month of April.

There are many ways to participate in rallying for this public school option this spring. For those who would like to attend the Hoedown but cannot; raffle tickets will be sold by students in local neighborhoods and grocery stores. $10 for 1 or 6 for $50. Winning tickets will be awarded over $600 in restaurant gift certificates or in wellness treatments and therapies. In addition, you can shop the Syringa online auction which is filled with a wide variety of items from new toys, lodging, services and gift certificates. Hosted at from April 1st-April 28th.

“In the wild west people relied on the community, and Syringa has relied on its community for the last four years- we are so appreciative. This Hoedown gives those people a night to enjoy, bringing everyone together to realize that the Syringa network is strong and a valuable asset to this community. It is worth supporting early education and school choice” -Aris Flood Parent Council Chair

About Syringa Mountain School
Syringa Mountain School is the first public charter school in Idaho that is guided by the core principles of Waldorf education, joining more than 60 other such schools nationwide & located in Hailey, Idaho. Syringa Mountain School is a public tuition-free option for families with children grades K-7th – 70% government funded, 30% funded through donations. Programs are robust, hands-on, and student-driven allowing children to develop a lifelong passion for learning. Through the encouragement and modeling of the academic staff, administration, and parents, students learn to recognize the importance of becoming hard-working, compassionate citizens that contribute to their communities throughout their lifetime; while preparing them for continued academic success. For more information visit or contact Nigel at