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Idaho Back Roads- Galena Gala

Sun Valley event continues giving
Posted: 7:40 PM, Jan 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-26 21:40:03-05

A sold-out event in Sun Valley celebrates the preservation of a building that is full of Idaho history.

Galena Lodge is all that remains of a mining town that bustled in the Sawtooth Mountains before Idaho was even a state.

But in the early 1990s it was abandoned and in danger of being destroyed.

That's when Jenny Busdon stepped in, and raised more than 300-thousand dollars in less than three months.

That was the first in a series of fundraisers that saved the lodge and continues to provide Idahoans with affordable recreation.

"Just the fact that it's a sellout two weeks before the event, with 450 people, we know it's a success!" said Busdon.

To learn more about Busdon's fundraising effort, and the affordable winter recreation opportunities at Galena Lodge, watch "Idaho Back Roads" Wednesday on KIVI Six On Your Side.