August 14, 2012

Indian Ranch Beach Party to Benefit Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard

Webster, MA; August 14, 2012 - Indian Ranch is turning its annual summer beach party with Changes in Latitudes into a benefit for Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard in Webster. In March, Harrington HealthCare launched a fundraising campaign to rebuild and expand the Emergency Department at its Webster campus. Every $15 ticket purchased to the September 2nd party at Indian Ranch will result in a $20 contribution to the campaign, thanks to a $4 million matching grant.

Changes in Latitudes is the country's premier tribute show to singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, the master of the tropical life style. Every summer Changes in Latitudes transforms Indian Ranch for one afternoon into the ultimate beach party, musically transporting the audience to that ultimate tropical paradise, Margaritaville.

"Harrington HealthCare's Webster facility plays such an important role in our community," said Suzette Raun, president of Indian Ranch. "We are thrilled to use our annual party at Indian Ranch as a way to raise funds for the capital campaign and we are certainly looking forward to the time when this town and the surrounding communities has a state-of-the-art modern Emergency Department."

"We are so heartened by the generosity of Indian Ranch," said Pamela Zouranjian Connor, Site Administrator for Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard. "By contributing to our Capital Campaign for the Emergency Department, Indian Ranch, and all who attend the Changes in Latitudes event, will help us save countless lives in the years to come."

Harrington's Webster Emergency Department is the focal point of healthcare in Webster, Dudley, Oxford, Douglas, Thompson and surrounding communities in South Central Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut. The Emergency Department in Webster sees more than 12,000 patient visits a year, but has not had a substantial overhaul since it was constructed in 1955.

The $8.8 million Strengthening Our Future campaign will enable Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard to continue to deliver the highest quality care to its patients. Notable changes to the facility will include an expansion from 3,000 to 10,000 square feet, and a new ambulance entrance, registration area, and lobby, as well as the installation of the modern state-of-the-art equipment.

Indian Ranch offers music lovers a chance to see some of the greatest country, roots rock, classic rock and pop bands steps from the sandy shore of the legendary Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Nestled between pine trees, the amphitheater offers the ability to see the stage from anywhere in the audience.

In 2012, Indian Ranch has already hosted a star studded calendar of concerts including shows from Scotty McCreery, Chris Isaak, Gretchen Wilson, Travis Tritt, Little Feat, Gavin DeGraw and more. Still on the schedule are shows from Kellie Pickler, Montgomery Gentry and Bret Michaels.

Tickets for the Summer Beach Bash featuring Changes in Latitudes on September 2 at Indian Ranch are available at www.indianranch.com, at the Indian Ranch Box Office or by calling the Harrington Volunteer office at 1-508-765-6472.