His Sandyland Bluegrass Reunion brings in bluegrass enthusiasts from all over the country several times a year. Bluegrass is his passion! More importantly bluegrass is his family! All those that come to his campgrounds are made to feel special. He puts his heart and soul, and much of his own money in to ensuring that the legacy of bluegrass is continued on. This is especially shown through the countless youngsters that Cowboy has mentored throughout the years. Getting them up on stage, encouraging them to use their talents, loaning kids instruments and the list goes on! The Barrett’s were active in getting the Blueberry Bluegrass in the Park Concert in Nacogdoches off and running. They also volunteer countless hours to helping promote other bluegrass related events. Cowboy is always willing to help!
I want to ease the financial burden he and Sara are feeling due to his heart condition, diabetes complications and recent surgery. Cowboy has always been a hardworking person. He’s used to being very active working in his shop, cutting logs at his sawmill, helping son Gus build his house across the road, helping other son Gary and myself with our annual BBQ Cook-off, among other selfless acts. He’s also a highly sought-after contract maintenance and repairman, which is no longer an option. He has applied for disability, but that’s a long process, and no assurance it will be approved. He has an immediate need for assistance with medications, doctor visits and of course, the mounting hospital and specialist bills as well as just the burden of monthly expenses. Some say, “pay $10/month, and they can’t do anything because you’re showing effort.” That’s not Cowboy! He pays his bills, and takes that responsibility serious. I ask each of you to prayerfully consider donating what you can to help Cowboy and Sara. If they have touched you in any way, please consider helping them. Prayers are definitely appreciated! You can also help by joining us at Sandyland on Saturday, April 21st for the Bluegrass Kick-off or Sandyland Bluegrass Reunions in May and September. See the attached picture/flyer for more details. Sponsorships and recognitions are available too. Lots of fun for the entire family! In the short two years that Cowboy has been in mine and Gary’s life, we have grown to love this man and want to help in any way we can. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. By the way, Cowboy has no idea I’m doing this, so let’s not tell him!
- Kim Richardson
- Sheryl and Steve Hartz
- Scott Waller
- Kathie Partain
- Angela Wiederhold
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