Rotary's Sunset Supper back in the saddle

Proceeds of event featuring music, cowboy poetry and more to benefit future Tusayan school/community park

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Music students visiting the Grand Canyon from Kansas entertain during last year’s Sunset Supper. This year’s event will feature cowboy poetry, music and activites for the whole family, young and old alike.

Submitted photo<br> Music students visiting the Grand Canyon from Kansas entertain during last year’s Sunset Supper. This year’s event will feature cowboy poetry, music and activites for the whole family, young and old alike.

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Dust of your cowboy boots, bellow an enthusiastic "yee-haa" and get your wagon wheels turning with the Grand Canyon Rotary Club as they celebrate "Way out West in Arizona," one of the club's biggest events of the year.

Only two short weeks away, the Rotary Sunset Supper promises to be packed with good old-fashioned delights for all ages. Sunset Supper Chairperson Sharyl Allen said there is something for everyone to enjoy at the event held June 9.

"This is the most family friendly event of the year," she said. "There are games for kids, great food, square dancing for all generations, great music and a cowboy poet that you won't want to miss."

The Rotary Club plans on hosting 300 people for this year's event, which Allen says makes it the biggest Sunset Supper in recent memory. New this year is a cowboy boot auction, which is Allen's own innovative concept.

"The cowboy boot auction is for all ages," Allen said. "Folks will need their quarters to bid in the cowboy boot auction. It is fast, it is fun and it is furious. If you're slow, your number will be left in the dust."

Auction participants will bid on unique themed baskets such as, Western Goodies, Knitting Galore, New Orleans's flavors, Tequila and more. Each basket is valued at over $100.

If all the bidding and dancing gives you an appetite, $10 steak dinners or $5 burger dinners will also be on offer, with vegetarian options to boot.

Allen said proceeds from this event will help to create a play space for the families of Tusayan. The Grand Canyon Unified School District and the Town of Tusayan have partnered with the Rotary Club to create a school-community play space for the young and young at heart.

"Each person who attends this event enjoys great entertainment, food and participates in the auctions will be helping to build a park for Tusayan. What a worthy cause for all to help make happen," Allen said.

Allen added the Grand Canyon Squire Inn has been a major donator towards Sunset Supper and their contributions, in large part, allow for family-friendly admission prices, all-inclusive of dinner, entertainment and games.

Also, The Grand Hotel's generous contribution will provide live country music to keep the spirits high and the toes tapping.

The event will be held at Moqui, which is just north of Tusayan off Highway 64. Turn on Moqui drive, follow the signs and you can't miss it.

Tickets can be purchased from any Grand Canyon Rotary Club Rotarian or by calling the Grand Canyon School at (928) 638-2461, extension 400.

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