While organizers were still tallying donation totals Sunday night, Boys Town development officer Melissa Steffes confirmed the Seventh Annual Boys Town Blue Water Bash exceeded fundraising goals to raise $150,000 and net $100,000. The event welcomed more than 300 guests and featured speakers, live music by the Jonah and the Whales and a live auction. Funds raised from the event will be used to support the operating costs of the Boys Town Camp in Okoboji. (Above) Katie Thompson, high school junior Boys Town participant; Suzie Wilmot, volunteer co-chair of the 2018 Blue Water Bash; Lizzy Walton, high school senior Boys Town participant; and Eva Shine, volunteer co-chair of the 2018 Blue Water Bash, enjoyed the party together Saturday evening.
Photos by Colin Van Westen
Blue Water Bash guests Cecily Haggerty and Reagan Rosenberg discussed one of the live auction items, a trip to Florida.
The O'Brien family was instrumental in founding the Blue Water Bash when it started seven years ago, the family; Peg (O'Brien) Reit, Tom O'Brien and Mary Ann O'Brien came together to celebrate what the camp has accomplished so far.