Towne Crier to Host Louisiana Fundraiser

Will benefit animal shelters affected by floods

In response to the recent catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, the Towne Crier CafĂ© in Beacon on Saturday, Aug. 27 will host “A Cause for Paws,” a benefit to raise funds for shelters dealing with displaced pets in the affected areas.

John Sebastian, who had been scheduled to perform that evening, agreed to reschedule his show for October.

The event will start at 5 p.m. with performances by many Hudson Valley musicians, including the founder of the band Orleans (and former U.S. Congressman) John Hall. At the same time, Ron English, Michael D’Antuono, Russell Cusick and other artists have donated pieces for a silent auction, as have many merchants and individuals.

Admission is free, but donations are suggested to benefit the Louisiana State Animal Response Team ( The Towne Crier is located at 379 Main St. Visit or call 845-855-1300.

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