2016 Boots & Bling fundraiser success for YMCA of Beaufort County

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More than $46,000 was raised at the Wardle Family YMCA of Beaufort County’s 7th Annual Boots & Bling Fundraiser and Silent Auction Presented by CBC National Bank on Oct. 22.

Well over 250 people enjoyed a lovely fall evening at Tabby Place in downtown Beaufort, supporting the 2016 YMCA capital campaign in the process.

The YMCA intends to utilize the proceeds for facility improvements, helping to maintain the organization’s reputation as a happy, healthy and safe place for families to thrive.

The fundraiser featured music by DJ John Fletcher, MC/auctioneer Jeff Althoff, delicious food donated from area restaurants such as Q on Bay, Emily’s Restaurant, The Kitchen, Dockside, Saltus, Boundary Street Café, Fat Patties, The Carolina Tavern, Beaufort Bread Co, 10 Market, Bricks on Boundary, Brenna Chiavello and more.

This year’s live auction added a new twist and featured three gorgeous one-of-a-kind chandeliers donated by M Home & Garden, Grayco and the YMCA Togetherhood committee, featuring the handiwork of Larry Schaefer. Erica Freeman won the 2016 golf cart raffle, taking home a refurbished Yamaha golf car.

For more information, contact the YMCA at 843-522-9622 or visit www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com.