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Fund-raiser concert and dance to support LASSO programs

LASSO is an equine rescue and so much more.

For the past four years, in the fall and spring, the group has provided weekly equine assisted therapy to the special talents/needs children from our local high school and has recently begun sessions with the middle schoolers.

Additionally, each August,?LASSO sponsors the only Special Olympics horse camp in Colorado.

Tim Sullivan is a huge supporter of the efforts of this group by giving of his talent and time. In fact, after last June’s benefit, Tim said, “It was so much fun. Let’s do it again next year.” So, we are.

On June 23, ?Tim Sullivan and the Narrow Gauge will present the second annual benefit for LASSO.

Tim Sullivan?and the Narrow Gauge is one of the area’s premier country and western bands. Tim has won a Songwriter of the Year award in Massachusetts for his song, “Dance In The Rain,” and is featured on the soundtrack of a motion picture, “Follow Me Outside.” He had a featured role in “Everybody’s All American,” starring Dennis Quaid and John Goodman, and has appeared on stage with such country stars as Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Glen Campbell and Tammy Wynette. He is an entertainer and songwriter who has performed from Los Angeles to Carnegie Hall.

The concert and dance will be from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse, 230 Port Ave. Come experience truly outstanding entertainment, a silent/live auction and fabulous food. ?

Tickets are available in advance at Home Again and Pagosa Feed and Nursery, or by calling 264-0095 or 264-9355, for $35 per person. Tickets at the door will be $40 per person.

LASSO, Large Animal Support Southwest Organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 2000 as a horse rescue. Today, it is much more than that. In addition to its work with children, members assist horse owners in a variety of ways from re-homing, placing horses in foster homes, lending temporary assistance through its horse food bank, gelding, and even euthanasia, when necessary. LASSO is only able to provide these services due to the generosity of donors and the proceeds from fund-raisers.

If you would like to make a contribution or volunteer your time and talent to any of these programs, please call one of the above numbers.

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