Letter: Concert raises $9,789!

(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)

Thanks to everyone who attended the Michael Martin Murphey & Friends Bootstraps Benefit Concert at the Motherlode in Red River. Murph, Max Gomez, Carin Mari, Brennan Murphey, Gary Roller and Allan Van Cleave, performed in intimate sets that wowed everyone lucky enough to be there.

With ticket sales, the concert raised $6,695. Additionally, Murph raised another $600 (after costs) by auctioning off a guitar featuring lyrics from his hit song “Wildfire.” Roller, a well-known Western artist, also donated signed prints to a silent auction that also featured art by Judy Miller and Mary Miller of Red River, and photographer Bob Blair of Arroyo Hondo.

The silent auction raised another $2,494 bringing the grand total to $9,789!

Thanks to Michael Martin Murphey, Motherlode owners Steve and Priscilla Heglund, Enchanted Forest staff and friends, and everyone who helped put this benefit concert together in a very short amount of time.

We are still hosting an Indiegogo crowdfunding (raising small amounts of money from a large number of people) “Save Enchanted Forest” campaign here

With love and gratitude, Enchanted Forest co-owners Ellen Miller-Goins, Red River, Geoff Goins, Bandelier National Monument and Enchanted Forest founders John and Judy Miller, Red River

Editor’s note: Ellen Miller-Goins also owns the online Sangre de Cristo Chronicle.