This letter is to thank you for your support and partnership with Casa Grande Ruins National Monument for the First Annual American Indian Music Fest: Evoking Prehistory through Music. Over 3,400 people attended the event and the response from visitors and participants was overwhelmingly positive. We are delighted that you were able to provide the support of the reserve officers to make the festival successful and meaningful.
The purpose of the American Indian Music Fest was to celebrate the connection and continuity of prehistoric and current American Indian cultures. We believe that your partnership was instrumental in accomplishing this mission.
We have already begun planning for next year's American Indian Music Fest and are excited about all that we have learned. The tentative dates we have reserved for next year's festival are Saturday and Sunday, January 30-31, 2010. We hope that you are able to join us again for what promises to be an annual event.
Again, the staff at Casa Grande Ruins would like to give you our special thanks for your role in making the First Annual American Indian Music Fest a success.
D. Jason Lott