Pat Green will perform at Buckets and Boots Foundation's third annual fund-raiser Saturday, July 13, at the Rocker B Ranch in Graford. In addition, Willie Robertson, CEO of Commander Duck Calls and star of the A&E television show "Duck Dynasty," is scheduled to be master of ceremonies. In addition to Green, the line-up includes a headline appearance by country artist Tracey Lawrence; Burleson native, the Casey Donahew Band; and Turnpike Troubadours. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with performances set to begin at 6. First off will be Turnpike Troubadours playing until 7. Green will play from 7:15-8:15 and a live auction will follow. From 9 to 10, the Casey Donahew Band performs and Lawrence will be on stage from 10:30 to midnight. The VIP after party will be held until 2 a.m. Tickets, at $25, are available in Mineral Wells at the Chamber of Commerce; at Possum Kingdom Lake, Graham Savings and Loan, Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, Smart Hardware, Trading Post, Ranch Brand Jewelry and Lake Country Sun; at Graford, Lemley's Package Store and Sportsman's Headquarters. In addition, RV parking will be available, however, there will be no electricity, no water and no sewer available. Gates will open for RVs at 3 and need to be parked before 6. Cost of parking RVs will be $150 plus showing proof of a general admission ticket. In April 2011, a series of massive wildfires burned out of control in Palo Pinto and Young counties. During these devastating fires, over 1.


5 million acres were destroyed and more than 300 homes were burned to the ground. In response to the fires and the financial strain it put on the area's volunteer fire departments, a group of local property owners created the Buckets and Boots Foundation. "We had a goal in mind," said Buckets and Boots spokesman Lance Byrd. "We wanted a way to raise funds to repair and upgrade fire fighting equipment." The Buckets and Boots Foundation has shown that a public/private partnership with local VFDs can make a huge impact in the firefighter's ability to quickly contain wildfires before they reach the point of spreading out of control. The foundation has announced that a portion of this year's event will directly benefit the West, Texas, Volunteer Fire Department that was devastated last month when a fertilizer plant exploded in the small Texas town. "During the 2011 Palo Pinto County fires, volunteers flooded the area with assistance from all across the state," said Byrd. "This year our neighbors in West are hurting and we will help them in the same manner others helped us." To purchase tickets or for more information, call 817-984-8532 or visit