Feel Like Getting DIRTy?

The United Way Direct Impact Response Team (DIRT) is a group of volunteers that get together once a month to work on a variety of highly un-glamorous projects. These are projects that you’d be hard-pressed to find volunteers for otherwise, such as removing carpet from the medical dorm at the Rescue Mission, scrubbing the kitchen ceiling at Life’s Kitchen, etc.

This Friday, June 6th, they’re having a fundraiser at the Old Idaho Penitentiary: The Dirtball

Scheduled from 5:30pm – 10:00pm, The Dirtball will feature live music from Steve Fulton and Smooth Old Fashioned High. Food, beer and wine will also be available. Two cell blocks will be open for you to experience (or reminisce) about life behind bars, and tattoo artists will even be available (because really, there’s just nothing like the story that goes with a prison tattoo).

Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door, and are available through the event’s website, at dirtclods.com. Proceeds from the event will cover the cost of items such as particle masks, scrapers, disinfectant, and all the other little things that the group needs to have as they’re working through the nasty stuff.

Several of my friends and colleagues in (and outside) of the marketing and advertising world have been involved with this group for quite a while, and I’m happy to do my part to help spread the word.

If you’d like more information, visit the website, or take a look at the details on the Dirtball 08 Poster (pdf), designed by Glenn Rummler.

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