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Backcountry Bluegrass Bash raises funds for Twin Ridges

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sept. 8, 2012 proved to be a fun-filled and fortunate day for Truckee’s Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School. Named the beneficiary of the Lost Trail Lodge’s annual Backcountry Bluegrass Bash, the public school alternative received donations to support the Twin Ridges student community.

Lost Trail Lodge, one of Tahoe’s premier eco-resorts, hosted the annual blue grass festival that featured the authentic back country folk music of bands such as 6 Mule Pile Up, Sneaky Creatures, the Ragged Rogues, and Kiely Mai and the Lost Trail’s Lost Boys.

The event’s organizer and Lost Trail Lodge operator, Ms. Lindsey Rodni, a Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School parent, donated the proceeds of the Backcountry Bluegrass Bash to help sustain the home study community in the Truckee- Tahoe locale. The school’s director, Jaynie Aydin said, “We are so grateful to the Lost Trail Lodge and for the talent and generous audience that came out to celebrate the Sierra spirit. We collectively understand that it truly takes a village to raise, support, and nurture our children’s passion for life-long learning. The backing we have enjoyed from Ms. Rodni and her family not only gives us access to more student resources but also renews our hope in the future of public education alternatives.”

A self-sustainable eco-conscious Tahoe destination in every season, Lost Trail Lodge’s theme uniquely compliments the Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School, as environmental science is a key focus of the K-8 independent education program. Aydin says, “Many of our teachers, students and parents are involved in tailoring their curricula to include more attention to the applied natural sciences, which is a necessity in today’s rapidly changing environment. The home study alternative offers the students the ability to learn practically and experientially.”

For more information about the home study program at Twin Ridges or details about how you can participate in next year’s Backcountry Bluegrass Bash contact Jaynie Aydin at 530-478-1815.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Sep 17, 2012 04:18PM Published Sep 17, 2012 04:08PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.