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Stars Over Newberry Raises Record Funds at Annual Event

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A Good Time for a Great Cause

As a smoky haze filled the evening sky and a brilliant gold and purple sun set over the high desert last Friday, more than 220 Central Oregonians gathered atop Lava Butte to show support and raise money for Discover Your Forest, a local nonprofit partner of the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests.

Moon Mountain Ramblers contributed to a vibrant ambiance as guests sipped Worthy brews and Volcanic Vineyards wine and savored sweet treats courtesy of Cascade Catering. A silent auction allowed guests to bid on photography from local artists throughout the evening. A live round made space for them to raise their paddles and offer up cash donations to support the nonprofit in their mission to connecting visitors and volunteers with Central Oregon’s National Forests. And while the customary August smoke blocked out most of the stars, lines formed in front of telescopes to view the astronomical wonders overhead.

By the end of the record-breaking night, more than $22,000 had been raised - enough to connect 9,000 kids with public lands over the next year!

A Night in Photos

As a proud sponsor of the event, G5 was happy to have National Sales Executive Daniel West attend. His wife, Sarah West, brought her camera to capture the breathtaking panoramas and community spirit of this annual fundraiser.

We invite you to take a photo tour of the 2017 Stars Over Newberry celebration to experience the night with us. And for next year, make sure you buy your tickets early so you don’t miss out.

For more information on G5-sponsored events or to make a request, visit getg5.com and explore our corporate giving page.

Special thanks to Sarah West for sharing her brilliant photos! 

All photos courtesy of Sarah West. 

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