APRIL 2, 2014

Desert Foothills Land Trust’s 19th Annual “Sonoran Stars” Fundraiser set for April 26

Event hosted at majestic Los Cedros and features dinner under Western skies, captivating horse show, music by Bill Ganz Western Band
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sonoran starsGuests to this year’s 19th Annual “Sonoran Stars” event to benefit Desert Foothills Land Trust will be treated to a fabulous evening on Saturday, April 26. The non-profit organization, which works to protect the beautiful landscape of our fragile Sonoran Desert, will once again hold the annual event at the elegant and majestic Los Cedros USA equestrian facility at 8700 E. Black Mountain Road in north Scottsdale.

“We’re very excited to again host our event at Los Cedros. It is a stunning venue with immaculate stables, a large courtyard and lush gardens,” said Sonia Perillo, Desert Foothills Land Trust’s executive director. “Our guests will be treated to an entertaining horse show, classic Western music by the Bill Ganz Western Band, and a gourmet dinner by Creations in Cuisine chef Tony Rea. We will have an exciting live and silent auction, and will, of course, continue with our tradition of the release of a rehabilitated owl by our partners at Wild At Heart.”

The Land Trust’s conservation efforts play a vital role in protecting the Sonoran Desert landscape that supports our community and businesses. “We simply cannot accomplish our important mission without the generous support of Sonoran Stars sponsors, guests and other donors,” said Perillo.

“Sonoran Stars” will begin at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour and silent auction, and will feature an open bar and appetizers. Guests will then enjoy the horse show and a lovely dinner. As dinner winds down, auctioneer Letitia Fry will conduct a high-energy live auction that will include a number of unique items and experiences. Throughout the evening, guests can stroll among Los Cedros’ tranquil landscaping and explore the horse stables, home to magnificent horses from a number of breeds.

Tickets to “Sonoran Stars” are $250 per person. Sponsor tables for 10 guests and premium sponsor packages are available. Guests are encouraged to dress in casual or Western attire and to anticipate cool evening temperatures. Valet parking will be available onsite.

To reserve tickets, visit www.dflt.org/sonoran_stars.php or call (480) 488-6131.

Courtesy photo by Jon Klas

About Desert Foothills Land Trust
Desert Foothills Land Trust works with landowners, communities and partners to protect the most special and important natural areas in the Arizona communities of Carefree, Cave Creek, north Scottsdale, north Phoenix, Anthem, Desert Hills and New River. The Land Trust has permanently protected 680 acres on 22 preserves, many of which are open to the public for exploration and passive recreation.

In 2010, the Land Trust was awarded accredited status by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission – a mark of distinction in the land trust community.

More information is available at www.dflt.org or 480-488-6131.