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Boots & Scoots boosts local nonprofit

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Sixth-annual barn dance benefits Ride to Walk program Ride to Walk, which provides equine-assisted therapy to children with neurological disabilities, hosts the sixth annual “Boots & Scoots” barbecue and barn dance Fundraiser this Saturday night. The event is the major fundraiser for the nonprofit Ride to Walk. “Due to grant cutbacks, we have to rely on sponsorships and fund raisers to run our programs,” said Dr. Kris Corn, Ride to Walk’s founder and director. “This event has become bigger and bolder this year. This year’s event includes demonstrations, Lincoln Highway Band, silent/live auctions, raffles and much more. We hope the public will join us in helping make Boots & Scoots BBQ & Barn Dance a great success.” Riding horses helps the children with muscle-tone problems, balance, strengthening bodies and spirits, and empowerment, according to a Ride to Walk press release. The Ride to Walk Riding Facility is at 1630 Highway 193 in Lincoln. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Saturday for the barbecue and barn dance. Admission is $35 per person, or $60 for two people. Live auction items include a week at a Papakea Resort, Maui condo, a weekend getaway at Pajaro Dunes, a wine tasting for up to 20 and a handmade wooden rocking horse. The silent auction includes wine baskets, golf gift cards and day spa gift cards. Visit www.ridetowalk. org or contact Michael Luciano at 543-9094 for more event information and to purchase tickets.