YMCA to host Partners with Youth Kickoff

The Boonslick Heartland YMCA will hold  its annual YMCA Partners with Youth Kickoff on Friday, March 15 at the YMCA location at 757 Third Street. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 8 p.m.
This event will feature a potato bake sale and silent auction.
"This is a nice event for the YMCA to raise dollars for those kids that need a little assistance participating in programs like summer camp and youth sports. The generosity of this community really shows with this event.  We’ll have over 100 items for silent auction that were donated from various businesses and individuals. It would be very difficult for the YMCA to offer our programs and services without the support of the Partners with Youth," stated Executive Director of the Boonslick Heartland YMCA Matt Schneringer.
He stated the evening will start off with the Boonville High School Silver Pirate band providing entertainment along with good food, atmosphere and separate activities for the children. 
"All dollars raised from this event will go towards our financial assistance program that allows youth and families scholarship dollars for our programs and membership.  Our goal with events like this is to use these dollars to reach out to more youth and provide opportunities that they normally might not have due to their financial situation," Schneringer stated.    
For more information about the event e-mail vdorman@boonslickheartlandymca.org or call 660-882-8500.