Yee haw! Nevada City hoedown raises support for Hospice |

Yee haw! Nevada City hoedown raises support for Hospice

Cowboys and cowgirls kicked up their boot heels and raised the barn roof at last Saturday’s Hospice Hoedown fundraiser, held at the Nevada City Elks Hall #518.

The evening was a lot of fun with good vittles, honky-tonk tunes, square dancing, and time with friends — all while raising funds to support Hospice of the Foothills’ mission.

Rootin’ tootin’ entertainment was provided by Purdon’s Crossing Band, Scottish Fiddler Abby Cornell, and DJ Ed Lawson. The Goldancers Square Dance Club gave dancing inspiration and tutelage for beginning buckaroos.

More than $7,000 worth of silent auction and raffle prizes were donated by community members, regional and local businesses. The Elks provided mouth-watering grub and the finest saloon west of the Mississippi. And no one had to be run out of town on a rail!

“The Hospice Hoedown is part of a series of Hospice of the Foothills’ 35th anniversary celebrations,” said Executive Director Vanessa Bengston, in thanking the many donors, sponsors, volunteers and dignitaries present.

“We care for our community and our community supports us. Proceeds from the event will help Hospice of the Foothills continue to provide comprehensive and compassionate hospice and palliative care to nearly 600 patients and families each year. Your support means no one in our community ever has to face a life-limiting illness alone, without the care of an expert team of specially-trained healthcare professionals from Hospice of the Foothills.”

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