The Junk Yard Band, a Fort Wayne area Oldies Rock quintet known for their performances of music from the 1950’s and 60’s, make their first appearance at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center Friday, April 12. The concert starts at 7:30 PM, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Pets Assisting Well-Being & Success (P.A.W.S. Inc.).

The group has been playing for over four decades when they began rehearsing next to a salvage yard, leading to the band’s name. They performed at the Fort Wayne Bicentennial, The Three Rivers Festival, The James Dean Festival, and numerous area festivals, fairs and car shows. The lineup consists of Rick Brown: keyboards, sax, and vocals, Don Miles: Drums and vocals, Dale Pequignot: lead vocals, Mike Hockaday: bass and vocals, Guy Platter: guitar and vocals.

Tickets are $12 and are on sale at John’s Meat Market in Roanoke, by calling 260-483-3508, or online at A cash bar will be available as well as food for purchase prepared by Triple B’s Barbecue. The event is sponsored by Brute Speed of Roanoke.

P.A.W.S. Inc. has approximately thirty teams of dogs and handlers serving clients in a number of area counties including Huntington and Allen. All of their dog handler teams are registered and insured by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and must meet rigorous standards. The group’s founder and executive director is Janet Jordan Altmeyer of Fort Wayne; Kay Anderson is Director of Placement Services.

P.A.W.S. Inc will have some of their dog and trainer teams at the event to answer questions before the show. More information may be found by calling 260-484-2305. Their website is

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