by Lynn Colburn
Although the event moved from January to April, winter still managed to show itself as a last gasp of small flurries during the morning of rescheduled fundraiser for the Bob Freesen YMCA. The sold-out event took place from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at Hamilton’s, with the weather clearing up for a night of Soirée festivities.
More than 300 guests came out to support their local YMCA and show how much the Y means to the Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Money raised assists the Y in bringing its mission to realization — a mission to bring Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy mind, spirit and body for all. The team at the Y work to make the facility and all it offers accessible and available to the entire Jacksonville community.
From membership to youth sports, summer day camp to swim lessons, Parkinson’s classes, Pickleball and so much more, the Y is here to support the Jacksonville area in mental, physical and spiritual growth.
After the live and basket auctions closed, guests danced the rest of the night away to the sounds of band 90’s Daughter.
The YMCA would like to sincerely thank everyone who helped by donating sponsorships, donating items to the auctions and wine pull, as well as those who donated their time and money to the Soirée.