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August 12, 2016 (Ramona) -- Ramona Ranch Winey and Round Up Grill/John Little Catering are partnering to host “Live at the Lake," an interactive outdoor music, food and wine fundraising event on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm to benefit Shelter to Soldier, a non-profit organization that adopts and trains shelter dogs to serve as psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans. The event will take place at the Lake Henshaw parking lot located at 26439 Highway 78 in Santa Ysabel, CA, 92070.

Guests will enjoy live music by Steelehorse Country (performing contemporary country favorite tunes by George Strait, Alan Jackson and Toby Keith), BBQ and chilled beer from Round Up Grille, and Ramona Ranch Winery craft wines. The event includes a tribute to all military veterans, who are invited to attend the event free of cost (additional fees apply for food and beverage). The cost to attend the event is $30.00 in advance or $40.00 at the door with complimentary parking. To purchase tickets, call the Roundup Grill at 760/782-2729.

Festivities incorporate a barbeque meal beside the shores of picturesque Lake Henshaw, along with a special CD release with proceeds from CD sales benefitting a scholarship fund at Warner Springs School in memory of Sadie and Felice, former members of the Hideout Biker Bar who tragically passed away last year. This family-friendly event will honor service dogs of veterans on-site, so hosts respectfully request that guests refrain from bringing family pets.

Every day on average, twenty (20) U.S. veterans and one (1) active duty service member commit suicide (Department of Veteran Affairs) and every day, 3200 dogs are being euthanized in the U.S. Studies estimate that one in every five military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is suffering from PTSD. The services Shelter to Soldier provides for free to veterans and their commitment to adopt service dogs, fulfills the mission of this 501 (c)(3) organization by “Saving Lives, Two at a Time”. To learn more about veteran-support services provided by STS, call (855) 287-8659 for a confidential interview regarding eligibility or visit

Shelter to Soldier Founder, Graham Bloem, is the proud recipient of the 10News Leadership and the 2016 Waggy Award. Shelter to Soldier is a gold participant of GuideStar and accredited by the Patriot’s Initiative.

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