Shayla Bee family celebrates 3rd Annual Black Tie Black Leather Affair

Sunday, August 26, 2018

MILFORD More the 400 Shayla Bee supporters gathered at Okoboji Classic Cars in Milford Saturday to celebrate the successes, raise money and recognize families who comprise the Shayla Bee family. The Shayla Bee Fund was founded more than a decade ago to honor the memory of Shayla Kaye Rohrbaugh, to serve area families with the high cost care associated with the children facing medical challenges, and to provide emotional support during the difficult journey.


Photos by Colin Van Westen

Shayla Bee Fund Administrator Lindsay Wilson thanked Shayla's first nurse Rebecca Lewis. Rebecca and Aaron Lewis spoke about their experiences with the program and the struggles they faced before their son, Will, passed away from medical problems.


Shayla Bee Chairman Jerry Faulkner addressed members of the more than 150 families Shayla Bee has contributed to since its inception.


The Mini Bees, a youth fundraising arm of the organization, were recognized during the program. The children raised $10,000 for the Shayla Bee Fund from the sale of a cabin they built.


Ron Hamrick, member of the Spirit Lakes Riders chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists, examined a few of the classic motorcycles on display at the event.


The night closed with a rockabilly performance by Robbie Vee and his Rock & Roll Caravan.

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