Trail advocates Ferry County Rail Trail Partners have announced the auction of an autographed Pearl Jam Guitar to raise funds for more trail work and to help fund a new outdoor recreation festival called Get Out Fest, located in Northeast Washington. Get Out Fest is June 27th - 30th. Read about how Get Out Fest aims to bring recreation money to one of Washington's poorest counties in this article in the Spokesman. Can't make it to the festival but want to help out? Check out this link for more info.
Pearl Jam have been long-time supporters of the 25-mile
Ferry County Rail Trail that connects 4 towns, two school complexes, and
boasts 15 miles of waterfront. In 2016 the band donated $25,000 to help
match a state trail development grant.“Those guys rock and have always
given big to healthy, community projects like skateparks and our rail
trail,” said Whittaker, who has known the band since the early Seattle
grunge scene erupted in the late '80s. Whittaker, who is also co-founder
of the new Get Out Fest,
went on to say, “100% of the proceeds will go toward trail work, and
will also be used to offset costs of the festival in order to keep it
free for kids under 18.”.
To bid on the guitar, or for more info on the auction: https://www.ebay.com/itm/133083299269
Pearl Jam is partnering with Ferry County Rail Trail to auction off an autographed Fender Telecaster. Funds raised will help continue more trial work and support the creation of Get Out Fest, a new outdoor recreation festival in Northeast Washington.
The signed guitar is the latest in a long line of auction items
procured by Ferry County Rail Trail Partners president, and friend of
the band, Bobby Whittaker.
Pearl Jam have been long-time supporters of the 25-mile Ferry County
Rail Trail that connects 4 towns, two school complexes, and boasts 15
miles of waterfront.
In 2016 the band donated $25K to help match a state trail development
grant. Eddie requested that the donation be made in the name of Chris
McCandless, a modern adventurer who was the subject of the book and
movie Into the Wild and in recognition of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and their ancestors, who have walked the Kettle River valley since time immemorial.
BID NOWThru, Wednesday, June 19th @ 6pm PT