Cassidy Headlines Humane Society Picnic

Posted Friday at 11:15pm

May 13

Entertainer David Cassidy returns to Columbia County this August for the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA Summer Paw Picnic.

Cassidy’s performance made last year’s picnic the biggest ever, in both attendance and funds raised for the animal welfare organization.

The one-time teen idol of “The Partridge Family” and long-time singer/songwriter has 20 albums and as many hit singles to his credit. He performs around the world, with his ability to bring an audience to its feet cheering and clapping undiminished.

“We expect a big turnout,” says CGHS Board Chair Charlene Marchand, “as well as, God willing, an eighth straight year of heavenly picnicking weather.

”The picnic takes place Saturday, August 6 at Waldorf Farm, the North Chatham home of Dr. Jerry and Darlene Bilinski. The gates open at 11 a.m. and Cassidy’s concert begins at 4 p.m.

Also planned are a gourmet picnic served by Good Food Catering, wine and beer courtesy of Chatham Brewery, wildlife demonstrations, tours of the farm’s horse barns, live and silent auctions, and activities for children.

“We are most grateful to the Bilinskis for again hosting the picnic, our major fundraising event,” says CGHS President Ron Perez Jr. “We receive no government aid—federal, state or local—and we depend on donations and fundraisers to help more than a thousand unwanted or abused animals every year.”

CGHS provides medical and adoption services, as well as humane law enforcement in cases of cruelty, abuse or neglect.

Tickets for the August 6 picnic are $70 in advance, $80 at the door; children under 12, $10. For more information, including the online PayPal purchase option, call (518) 828-6044.