Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana has granted wishes for more than 10 families this year from Daviess and surrounding counties. To bring awareness to the organization, the nonprofit is holding its third annual Boilin’ in the ‘Boro benefit Sept. 20 at Reid’s Orchard.
The event features a low-country boil that Steamer Southern Seafood Kitchen in Bowling Green brings to Owensboro.
Steamer Southern Seafood Kitchen, which was formally Steamers, is owned by Owensboro native Dale Augenstein.
Lisa Reeves, the senior development officer for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, said that many people come just to see the on-site boil that is made using shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and onions with the typical, low-country spices.
The cornbread and signature cobbler are also popular, Reeves said.
The silent auction and cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and during dinner, featured speakers include Make-A-Wish kids and families talking about Make-A-Wish’s impact.
The event also features a live auction and dancing.
“The community has been very receptive and supportive,” Reeves said. “They have embraced Make-A-Wish.”
Reeves said the event brings awareness to wish fees, volunteer opportunities and people helping to get wishes fulfilled. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children battling illnesses.
Tickets for the event can be purchased here. Tables of 10 are available for $1,000 or individual tickets for $100.
Reid’s Orchard is located at 4818 Kentucky 144.
Reeves said the dress is summer casual, because it is a casual, outdoor event.
The event is presented by Independence Bank and sponsored by Valor, LLC and Modern Welding.