Horsing around with Bergeron for Horses and the Handicapped
Ron Bergeron’s Green Glades Ranch inWeston will be the setting for the third annual “WesternNight” celebration benefiting Horses and the Handicapped of South Florida and honoring the memory of Meggan Morency, a young rider fatally injured 10 years ago in an equestrian accident.
The event, March 1 from7 to 11 p.m., will feature casino-style entertainment, live music, buffet dinner, and live and silent auctions.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing ’WesternNight’ back to the Green Glades Ranch, the perfect spot for this unique South Florida celebration,” said Brenda Di Ioia, chairwoman of the planning committee. “Last year everyone really had a great time at the ranch and this year the evening is going to be even bigger and better.”
A highlight of “Western Night” will be the live auction featuring former Miami Dolphins player and radio personality Joe Rose as auctioneer. Among the items being auctioned are an autographed Taylor Swift guitar, courtesy of Dan Spears of BMI Music; four VIP tickets to KISS Country’s 2014 Chili Cookoff; and use of a luxury suite, which holds 20 people, at the BB&T Center.
In addition to casino-style entertainment, another highlight of the evening will be a live shooting show featuring host Ron Bergeron, this year’s “WesternNight” honorary chairman.
The Andrew Morris Band and the Baron Sisters, a South Florida sibling duo, will be providing live musical entertainment. The open bar, sponsored in part by Disaronno, will serve the Signature “Alligator Ron” beverage provided by Cowboy’s Saloon in Davie.
“WesternNight” comes just a few weeks after Horses and the Handicapped’s tenth annual “Meggan Morency Horse Show.” The show, which took place at Horses and the Handicapped’s Vegso Family Arena, highlighted the skills of 40 riders.
“Over the years, the ‘Meggan Morency Horse Show’ has raised more than $215,000 and ‘WesternNight’ has helped to generate more than $80,000,” said Anne Vegso, board chairwoman for Horses and the Handicapped. “We’re extremely grateful to Meggan’s parents, Bob and Vicki Morency, for their support, and to the outstanding event planning committee that makes these events possible each year.”
Major sponsors for both events include: Paradise Bank, Parkland Auto, Margaux Miracle Foundation, the Rick Case Automotive Group and Disaronno.
Tickets for the “Western Night” celebration are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. For more information, visit www.hhsfl.org or call 954-974-2007.
Alyce Aspler, left, Molly Murphy, Mariah Harris and Carole Allums
Thor Barraclough with Koda
Anne Vegso, left, Bob Morency and Vicki Morency
Lois Williams, left, and Hannah Ambrus on Jose
Trent Alber, left, and Cassidy Giordanella