Silent auction to benefit crane conservation program |

Silent auction to benefit crane conservation program

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A newly hatched flock of yard art cranes is descending upon the lawn at Bud Werner Memorial Library in support of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival. Volunteer artists have decorated yard art cranes that will be on display and open for bids from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.

A silent auction for the cranes benefits the festival and the Crops for Cranes conservation program, which is adding prime local habitat for the Yampa Valley’s greater sandhill cranes. Bidding closes at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Adding to the crane yard art display, Mary Anne Fairleigh’s young performers will play live music among the crane yard art from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Friday before the crane coloring contest award ceremony at 4:15 p.m.

Visit for the full festival schedule.

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