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West Central Quartet to perform in Roanoke

Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017

Pets Assisting Well-Being and Success, aka PAWS Inc., will be the recipient of a portion of the proceeds from a concert at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center starring The West Central Quartet. The area non-profit agency, which provides registered dog handler teams to patients for the purpose of physical, occupational and psychological therapies, among others types, was established to share the scientifically proven positive benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy in education, healthcare and other areas.

The West Central Quartet mixes the swinging standards of artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Buble’, Bobby Darin and Nat King Cole with their own interpretation of more modern tunes by the Beatles, Elton John, Michael Jackson and many more. The group is made up of Andrew Stout, vocals; Jim Steele, piano; Patrick Gillan, bass and Doug Laughlin, drums.

The doors will open for the show at 6:30 p.m., with the entertainment beginning at 7:30 p.m. Food will be on sale by Roanoke’s Moose and Mollie’s; a cash bar will also be available.

PAWS Inc. has approximately thirty teams of dogs and handlers serving clients in a number of area counties including Huntington and Allen. All of their dog handler teams are registered and insured by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and must meet rigorous standards. The group’s founder and executive director is Janet Jordan Altmeyer of Fort Wayne; Kay Anderson is director of placement services.

More information may be found by calling (260) 484-2305. Sponsoring the event is Tim Rooney of Stifel Financial. The Cottage Event Center is located at the corner of U.S.-24 and Locust in Roanoke. Tickets are $12 and may be ordered by calling (260) 483-3508, or by visiting John’s Meat Market in Roanoke. Due to high demand seating is limited. The venue is owned and operated by Hamilton Hospitality Group.