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Rock’N’Rollers hit the stage to support horse and pony sanctuary

By Sarah Ferguson, Fort Erie Times

Sharon Allen, founder of the Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue, invites the community to attend

Sharon Allen, founder of the Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue, invites the community to attend

Get ready to rock.

The Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue and Sanctuary is hosting its second annual Rock’N’Rescue Benefit Concert at the Crystal Ride Community Centre on Sunday, May 31.

“This year, we’ve expanded the concert quite a bit,” said Sharon Allen, founder of the animal rescue. “We’ve got more than 70 vendors in the arena, we’ve got a balloon person, a clown and the Ringtail Ranch Exotic Rescue from Wainfleet is coming.”

Founded in 2007 in Crystal Beach, the Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue on Rebstock Road is currently home to more than 30 horses and ponies.

With support from volunteers and donations from the community, the farm provides a home and a place for unwanted or abused animals to be rehabilitated. The horses come from a variety of backgrounds. Many of the horses are former racehorses who had their careers cut short due to injury.

Allen said the concert has become one of the farm’s major fundraisers.

“This is the kickoff to our fundraising this year and we’re hoping it will bring in quite a bit because we need to get our hay and all kinds of stuff to feed the animals,” Allen said.

“We’re operating in a shortfall right now so every little bit helps.”

The Rock’N’Rescue will begin at 1 p.m. and feature pony rides, food, a silent auction and performances from Guilty Pleasure, Elton Lammie, Mary Lou Minor and more.

Rock’N’Rescue T-shirts with the names of the bands that will perform at the event will be available.

Tickets are $10 per person and children 10 and under are free.

For more information about the Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue and Sanctuary visit www.lchpr.org.

Sarah.ferguson@sunmedia.ca

Who: Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue and Sanctuary

What: Host the Rock’N’Rescue Benefit Concert

When: Sunday, May 31 at 1 p.m.

Where: Crystal Ridge Community Centre, 99 Ridge Rd. S, Crystal Beach

Why: To raise money for the Last Chance Horse and Pony Rescue and Sanctuary, a farm that rehabilitates unwanted and injured horses and ponies.

Rock’N’Rescue Musical Lineup

• Vanessa Reganti, 1 p.m.

• Lisa Klassen Band, 1:30 p.m.

• Ashlynne Vince, 2:15 p.m.

• Bryce Moore and his Blue Grass Band, 2:45 p.m.

• Mandevilles, 3:15 p.m.

 



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