Monday, September 17th marks the 20th anniversary of the death of David Nathan “Gyspy” Chain. Chain tragically lost his life while trying to prevent illegal logging in an Earth First! Action near Grizzly Creek in the Van Duzen River watershed.
To honor his death, friends and family have established the David Nathan “Gyspy” Chain Memorial Scholarship Fund in support of the next generation of environmental stewards. Administered by the Humboldt Area Foundation, this fund will provide an annual scholarship of $1,000 for a local high school student or first year student at Humboldt State University or College of the Redwoods who has demonstrated commitment to issues of forest ecology through volunteer or academic projects.
We invite you to join us Sunday, September 16th for the David “Gypsy” Chain 20th Anniversary Memorial Fundraiser at the Historic Eagle House in Eureka. Enjoy an evening of music, refreshments, and a silent auction full of artesian goodies! All proceeds will benefit the David Nathan “Gypsy” Chain Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are $25 at the door.
Doors open at 7pm. Featuring the fine art and craft silent auction, refreshments, and a no host bar.
Music at 8pm. Hosted by Julia “Butterfly” Hill. Featuring appearances by Darryl Cherney, Joanne Rand and Rob Diggins, Francine Allen, David Simpsonand Jane Lapinr, Berel Alexander and Kira Weiss, Jerry Martien, Joan Dunning, Naomi Steinberg, Paul Woodland, and many more!
We are in need of a few volunteers! If you’re interested, please contact Judith Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org
To donate directly to the scholarship fund please visit hafoundation.org/gypsychain or call (707) 442-2993