By Leslie N. Dees
The Star Herald
The Oprah Winfrey Boys & Girls Club’s Sixth Annual C.A.R.E. Event brought in approximately $15,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, and through the silent auction on September 20 at the club on Knox Road in Kosciusko.
This year’s theme was “Passport to the Future,” with musical entertainment provided by members of the Holmes Connection and the OWBG Club Inspirational Choir.
The keynote speaker was David Condon, founder of Diversified Nonprofit Services, who told his experiences as a child attending the Boys & Girls Club.
A silent auction was held with original artwork from Danny Brunt, Peggy Sims and Dale McLean. The paintings will be on display and up for bid at the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center during the Beehive Marketplace November 2-3.
Merchants and Farmers Bank, Leslie Dees of The Star-Herald and Boswell Media were recognized by the club for their ongoing support.
C.A.R.E. stands for Children Are the Reason for Excellence.
Event sponsors were: ServPro and Xpress Lube and Glass, U.S. Foods, Kosciusko Medical Clinic, Merchants and Farmers Bank, Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital, Citizens National Bank, Kosciusko Medical Clinic, Tyson Foods, Wanda’s Catering, Ebonnie Wynn Catering, GTR Productions, The Star-Herald and Boswell Media.