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Ski & Snowboard News / Deer Valley hosts Navajos and traditional rug show

Nov 02, 2015 06:28PM ● By Harriet Wallis

photo credit: Deer Valley

The 26th annual Navajo rug show and sale is schedule Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Lodge, November 6-8. It's the largest event of its kind in the country.

"The Rug Show offers guests a unique opportunity to learn more about the Navajo way of life and to meet more than 30 elders and their families who will travel from their native homeland to Park City,” said Linda Myers, founder of the program. In addition, you can help support Navajo elders by purchasing their hand-woven rugs and hand-crafted jewelry.

The event called Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program started with just a few rugs 25 years ago and it has grown to include more than 700 Navajo hand made rugs this year.

The program assists more than 500 Navajo elders living traditionally in remote areas of the Navajo Reservation in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Volunteers deliver food, clothing, medical supplies and other necessities twice a year to support the elders and to build a bridge of hope between cultures. Also, the program also assists elders by providing firewood to those in need and yarn to those who are no longer able to raise their own sheep and make their own yarn.

On Friday, November 6, the event opens to the public with a preview fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge. This preview allows guests to view the complete selection of rugs available at the show and to purchase rugs at a 10 percent discount. A live auction featuring the rugs, trips and special gift packages will take place between 8 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. They can be purchased at the door or with a credit card by calling 801-474-0535.

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