Boilin’ in the Boro fundraiser returns to riverfront next month

May 23, 2021 | 12:10 am

Updated May 22, 2021 | 10:27 pm

Boilin' in the Boro

Boilin’ in the Boro will return June 19 for the fourth annual low country boil event to benefit the Western Kentucky Region of the Make-A-Wish foundation. The event, the largest of its kind for the organization, will be on the Owensboro riverfront.

The event was postponed last year due to large gathering restrictions, inspiring the organizers to make this year’s event better than ever. This year’s event will take place outdoors on the pier at the Owensboro Convention Center.

“This is the first time that we have hosted the event downtown, so we are looking forward to a wonderful evening outside on the riverfront,” said Make-A-Wish Senior Advancement Officer Lisa Reeves. “We want it to be a fun and relaxed atmosphere … we think the river 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, and musical entertainment by Andy Brasher. 

“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, and Big Rivers Electric. Make-A-Wish is also partnering with Brew Bridge to offer an official after-party.

“They will have live entertainment and a signature cocktail for sale that will benefit Make-A-Wish Western Kentucky Region,” Reeves said.

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.oki.wish.org/boro

“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.”

May 23, 2021 | 12:10 am

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