Fleetwood Mac tribute band 'landslide' of fun

By Angie Hilsman | Jul 29, 2017
Photo by: Angie Hilsman Alexander Bussier, 3, gets Thomas the Train painted on his arm.

Fleetwood Mac. Vintage cars. The chance to dunk a cop. What could be better?

The Dartmouth Police Relief Association hosted its 15th annual Concert on the Green on July 29, which featured the tribute band Tusk, a car show, and games.

"It's just something to give back to the community. We don't make a lot of money," said organizer Rich Medeiros. The money raised funds the event and supports scholarships, Medeiros said.

While the chilly weather affected this year’s turnout, Medeiros said, both longtime attendees and newbies looked forward to the event.

"We come every year. We like to support the police," said Lisa Reid, an Assonet resident with ties to Dartmouth.

"We love Fleetwood Mac. We've been looking forward to this all summer," said Mattapoisett resident Holly Turner while sitting at the university's amphitheater.

"I like the cars best," said Tim Tavares, eyeing a Corvette Stingray. He also eagerly awaited for the dunk tank to open.

Officer Amanda Tavares — one of about 25 volunteers hosting the program — manned the Dunk-a-Cop game. The hose supplying the tank was too short, so, for the second year in a row, Tavares shivered in the shade as contestants hit the target.

"It's all in good fun," she said smiling and teasing kids with a water gun.

The Concert on the Green began in 2002 under the direction of Lieutenant Ken Cotta.

Event organizer Rich Medeiros and Paul Medeiros welcome people to the concert. (Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
Abigail Bussier, 3, gets Disney-themed face paint. (Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
Jim Morse and Steve Canario check out a Ford Mustang. (Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
Roy Tripp, Billy Santos, Pat Santos, and Andrea Tripp attend the event yearly to show off their classic cars. (Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
Bob Tavares, Michelle Tavares, Linda Canasta, Tim Tavares, and Lily Tavares pose for a photo. (Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
Acting Chief Brian Levesque and his childrenCameron, Aiden, and Conor play the Dunk-a-Cop game.... (Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
Dartmouth Police officer Amanda Tavares gets soaked after event goers play the Dunk-a-Cop game. (Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
Chloe Reid, 3, Julia Gray, 9, and Caitlin Reid, 7, show off their face paint. (Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
Brett Lafountain holds two-year-old Carter Brabant for face painting. (Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
Al DeMello, Linda DeMello, and Eddie Simmons most enjoy the classic car show. (Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
(Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
Holly Turner, Holyn Turner, and Isabella Correia visited Dartmouth from Mattapoisett and Rochester for the concert. (Photo by: Angie Hilsman)
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