Woodstock — 50th Anniversary of Peace, Love & Music will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at Rancho San Antonio, Buellton, to raise funds in support of the nonprofit’s work to provide affordable housing and wellness services for low-income seniors living at The Golden Inn & Village (GIV), in Santa Ynez.
The benefit will also support the development of Phase Two of the GIV Harry’s House, an affordable senior housing complex with age-in-place care services.
“This year, we’re going tie-dye, not black-tie for the Rona Barrett Foundation’s annual fall fundraiser,” said Rona Barrett, founder/CEO.
Those attending will enjoy drinks and cuisine provided by New West Catering, and will be able to dance to live music provided by the band Aquarius. A live auction will feature trip packages and experiences.
“To celebrate the sense of communal sharing that was such a big part of the original Woodstock in 1969, our event will also have a market arcade,” Barrett said.
A collection of booths will feature interactive activities, as well as showcase the artistic abilities of the senior residents at the GIV.
“Our talented seniors have been busy creating beautiful crafts, savory homemade jams and sauces that will be available for purchase at our fundraiser,” Barrett said.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $150 each and can be purchased online at ronabarrettfoundation.org, or by calling the foundation office, 805-688-8887.
“I encourage people to buy tickets early as our foundation has already received a great response from our save-the-date that was distributed in May,” Barrett said.
Woodstock, the music and cultural phenomenon, was held 50 years ago at a farm in upstate New York. At the time, it was a convergence of a generation’s major musical
forces, to include Jimi Hendrix; Janis Joplin; Grateful Dead; and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and other headliners.
Underwriting the cost of the Woodstock benefit are sponsors The Bacheller Charitable Trust, Montecito Bank & Trust, Pacific Premier Bank, Pacific Western Bank, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, Union Bank, and Visiting Nurse & Hospice.
The Rona Barrett Foundation, based in the Santa Ynez Valley, provides affordable housing solutions and wellness programs and services for low-income seniors through
its visionary model, The Golden Inn & Village, 890 N. Refugio Road Santa Ynez.
— Tony Morris for Rona Barrett Foundation.