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Backcountry Bluegrass Bash raises funds for Twin Ridges

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Courtesy Lindsey RodniMiss Kiely Mai and the Lost Trail Lost Boys perform at the Backcountry Bluegrass Bash to benefit Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School.

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Sept. 8, 2012 proved to be a fun-filled and fortunate day for Truckeeand#8217;s Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School. Named the beneficiary of the Lost Trail Lodgeand#8217;s annual Backcountry Bluegrass Bash, the public school alternative received donations to support the Twin Ridges student community.

Lost Trail Lodge, one of Tahoeand#8217;s premier eco-resorts, hosted the annual blue grass festival that featured the authentic back country folk music of bands such as 6 Mule Pile Up, Sneaky Creatures, the Ragged Rogues, and Kiely Mai and the Lost Trailand#8217;s Lost Boys.

The eventand#8217;s organizer and Lost Trail Lodge operator, Ms. Lindsey Rodni, a Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School parent, donated the proceeds of the Backcountry Bluegrass Bash to help sustain the home study community in the Truckee- Tahoe locale. The schooland#8217;s director, Jaynie Aydin said, and#8220;We are so grateful to the Lost Trail Lodge and for the talent and generous audience that came out to celebrate the Sierra spirit. We collectively understand that it truly takes a village to raise, support, and nurture our childrenand#8217;s passion for life-long learning. The backing we have enjoyed from Ms. Rodni and her family not only gives us access to more student resources but also renews our hope in the future of public education alternatives.and#8221;

A self-sustainable eco-conscious Tahoe destination in every season, Lost Trail Lodgeand#8217;s theme uniquely compliments the Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School, as environmental science is a key focus of the K-8 independent education program. Aydin says, and#8220;Many of our teachers, students and parents are involved in tailoring their curricula to include more attention to the applied natural sciences, which is a necessity in todayand#8217;s rapidly changing environment. The home study alternative offers the students the ability to learn practically and experientially.and#8221;

For more information about the home study program at Twin Ridges or details about how you can participate in next yearand#8217;s Backcountry Bluegrass Bash contact Jaynie Aydin at 530-478-1815.

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