TAKE IT EASY!

EaglesConcertCommittee (9)The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has the perfect outing for you.

Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy! Sound familiar?  It’s a line from the Eagles’ song, Take it Easy.  And thanks to the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, one of the most popular Eagles tribute bands in the country, Best of the Eagles, is coming to the Woodloch Pines Nightclub on Sunday, September 23rd.  Best of the Eagles or BOTE is expected to perform lots of Eagles hits such as Hotel California, Take It To the Limit and New Kid in Town.

The hospital auxiliary has been offering tribute band concerts for six consecutive years, starting with Terri Dixon performing Patsy Cline songs back in 2013.  An overflow crowd that year led the auxiliary to move to a bigger venue and more tribute band concerts. “We had a good thing going, and we knew it,” said Martha Wilson, who, along with Diane Fox,  is coordinating this year’s event.  “Talented tribute bands are as close to the ‘real thing’ as you can get, and we bring them close to home.”

band-composite-04-logo            BOTE guitarist/vocalist Joe Vadala formed the band in 2012 with five other professional musicians who brought a wealth of experience with them—and a passion for Eagles music. Bass player/vocalist Vinny Daniele has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Carly Simon and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. Other BOTE band members have played with Emmylou Harris, Laura Branigan, Art Garfunkel and more.

“BOTE isn’t just a copycat band or impersonator act,” said co-coordinator Diane Fox, “but rather a group of excellent musicians who authentically re-create the songs, the music and the magic of one of America’s greatest rock bands.”

The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has been supporting the hospital since the first patient crossed through its doors almost 100 years ago.  Through well-organized fundraising operations, such as the tribute concerts, the annual Mistletoe Ball, uniform sales, the Other Shops in Honesdale and Hawley and a large yearly bake sale, the auxiliary has helped the hospital advance on many fronts. Auxiliary funds helped purchase a mammography van, improve cardiac care with updated equipment and build a helipad to supports its successful application for Level IV Trauma certification. When the hospital’s new patient tower is finished in mid-2019, it will have a state-of-the-art nurse call system that the auxiliary helped the hospital acquire.

“Our goal is always to enhance the hospital’s ability to provide the best care for the community,” said Wilson, who adds that this coming year the auxiliary will focus on ways to help with physician recruitment.

The BOTE concert, enhanced by Woodloch’s acoustics and sound system, promises to be especially fun for Eagles fans. “Make Sunday September 23rd ‘one of these nights’ for yourself and bring along some friends,”  Fox said enthusiastically. “You’ll leave with a ‘peaceful easy feeling’; I can guarantee that!”

The $40 tickets may be purchased by calling Katy 570-674-6427 or Joan 570-226-9750. Doors open at 3 pm. Open seating and cash bar.