As I’ve mentioned, NEADS has developed a wonderful partnership with Indian Ranch, the most intimate live-concert venue in the area and the Country Music Capital of New England. This past weekend NEADS volunteers, assistance dogs and assistance dogs in training enjoyed the music of Phil Vassar while they shared the mission of NEADS with the crowd! We’ll be at Indian Ranch all summer long. Check our calendar to find out when we’ll be there.
Steve Cook, Phil Vassar’s bassist, writes a blog about touring and mentions NEADS in a recent entry! He writes:
Yesterday, we were at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA. I had never been to this venue, but heard great things, and was not disappointed. I was blown away at the kindness of the entire staff, the hugeness of the office dog (200 pounds of Bernese Mountain Dog), the fans, and the beauty of the lake behind the venue. An amazing day, indeed. I was also happy to meet some new friends with NEADS, a wonderful organization that places dogs with Veterans and special needs children. I encourage you to check them out. I am hoping to get involved with this worthwhile organization in the months to come. They can be found at www.neads.org.
A huge thank you to all our volunteers who came out this weekend to help, including Carol Coffee (with Mighty), Terry MacDonald (with Major), Marie Lewis (with Suzie), Liz Burke (with Mickey), Lisa Smith, Karen Gallagher, and NEADS staff members Cyndi Ryan, Cindy Lopez, John Moon and Christina Rossetti. Thank you for manning the booth and spreading the word about NEADS. And of course, a big thank you to Indian Ranch!
Thank you to 50 Back for providing these photos.