Last Saturday Ron and I had the wonderful opportunity to perform once again at the Nevada State Veterans Home for their annual Volunteer Appreciation Bar-B-Que Celebration (that’s us at the far end of the picture)! This year’s party theme was WESTERN and we had such a down-home, rip-roarin’, YEE-HAW of a good time singin’ all those great country songs!!! Here’s quick run-down of some of the songs we included in our show:
- Rocky Top – DUET
- I’ve Been Everywhere – RON
- Walkin’ After Midnight – LISA
- Ghostriders – RON
- Take Me Home, Country Road – DUET
- Son of a Preacher Man – LISA
- Lookin’ for Love – RON
- Why Not Me – LISA
- Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man – DUET
- Luckenbach Texas – RON
- Why Haven’t I Heard From You – LISA
- So Lonesome I Could Cry – RON
- Desperado – LISA
- Devil Went Down To Georgia – RON
- You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man – LISA
- The Gambler – RON
- Let Me Be There – DUET
- God Bless the USA – DUET
FUN, huh? We even played an awesome game of “Name that Western TV Show Theme”…the audience really got a kick out of that one (you’d be amazed at what all you can find and download from YouTube!). In fact, everything went so well, they already booked us for NEXT year…and they’ve already decided it’s gonna be a Rock & Roll theme next time! Can’t wait… :)
A big THANK YOU to Angela Metcalf (volunteer coordinator) from the Nevada State Veterans Home for inviting us back this year. She runs an AMAZING volunteer program out there, and works so hard…it’s incredible what they are doing! Here’s some info about the home that I pulled from the website:
Located in beautiful Boulder City, Nevada, the Nevada State Veterans Home is one of 140 state veterans’ homes across the United States providing skilled nursing services to veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents.
Our Home is a State owned and operated facility and receives support from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We admit residents upon the recommendation of a physician, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, age and/or handicap or disability, including AIDS and AIDS related conditions.
Within our 82,000 square foot facility, our Home is able to accommodate 180 residents throughout three neighborhoods, including one neighborhood offering two levels of secured care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementia related illnesses.
“We don’t have a board of directors requiring us to make a profit. What we are all about is ‘Caring for America’s Heroes!'”
– Gary Bermeosolo, Administrator
It’s a wonderful program, but they absolutely couldn’t survive without their volunteers. If you’d like to find out more about how you too can help out, please contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org!