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Thousand-dollar donation to St. Helena's We Care Animal Rescue

Thousand-dollar donation to St. Helena's We Care Animal Rescue


In his guise as the founder of the “Towne Dandies,” artist Geoff Ellsworth performed “Big Belt Buckle” at Ana’s Cantina on Dec. 18. The show raised $400 and owner Ana Vigil Footman peeled another $638 in dollar bills from the wall.

Last week, the funds were donated to St. Helena’s We Care Animal Rescue. Accepting the check was Deanna May, shelter manager, who said the money will go toward ceiling tile repair. Currently, the no-kill shelter houses 152 cats and one dog.

Ellsworth, who is also St. Helena’s elected mayor, last performed “Big Belt Buckle” on Lincoln Avenue during Calistoga’s annual parade on July 4, 2018.

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David Stoneberg is the editor of the St. Helena Star, an award-winning weekly newspaper. Prior to joining the Star in 2006, he worked for the Lake County Record-Bee, the Clear Lake Observer American, the Middletown Times Star and The Weekly Calistogan.

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