Fifth annual Boilin’ in the Boro returns Saturday at Green River Distilling

July 22, 2022 | 12:07 am

Updated July 21, 2022 | 10:47 pm

Boilin’ in the Boro will return on July 23 for the fifth annual low country boil event to benefit the Western Kentucky Region of the Make-A-Wish foundation. The event is the largest of its kind for the organization and will be at Green River Distilling Co.

“This is the first time that we have hosted the event at Green River Distilling and we are looking forward to a wonderful Kentucky-themed atmosphere with bourbon tastings,” said Make-A-Wish Senior Advancement Officer Lisa Reeves. “We want it to be a fun and relaxed atmosphere … we think the distillery will serve as a wonderful backdrop for this year’s event.”

Registration for the event begins at 6 p.m., with a cocktail hour and a silent auction slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. The event also features a live auction, raffle games, a photo booth and musical entertainment by Annabel Whitledge. 

“Make-A-Wish grants life-changing wishes to medically eligible children bringing them hope, strength and joy when they need it most,” Reeves said. “Guests will hear from some of our amazing Wish kids and a local Wish family about the life-changing impact of their wish.” 

Since its conception, organizers have strived to create a fun and casual event to help raise funds and awareness for the Make-A-Wish mission in Owensboro and Western Kentucky. 

“We thought a low country boil sounded like the perfect summer event and something original to the area and so it began,” Reeves said. “Attire for the evening is summer casual, so guests can feel free to dress up or come in shorts and flip-flops. We want it to be a fun, relaxed atmosphere.”

Independence Bank is the presenting sponsor. Other sponsors include Valor, Modern Welding, Garrard Therapeutic Partners, JMJ Custom Homes, Shell, Edward Jones, Robin Clark Advisor and Big Rivers Electric. Make-A-Wish is also partnering with Brew Bridge for catering, a signature Wish cocktail and further entertainment after the event.

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, visit here

“A wish impacts not only the child but their family,” Reeves said. “It brings them together and gives them something to look forward to, and time away from hospital stays, doctors’ appointments, and treatments.”

July 22, 2022 | 12:07 am

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