SOUTHINGTON— The Southington Community YMCA held their annual fundraising gala “Forever in Blue Jeans” at the Aqua Turf Friday night.
The 15th annual event encouraged attendees to wear blue jeans as they bid for almost 300 silent and live auction items.
Silent auction items included gift cards to local restaurants and businesses and autographed sports memorabilia. The live auction featured vacation packages to Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Orlando, Florida. The money raised will go to providing financial assistance to people in the Southington community to be able to participate in YMCA camps, childcare and memberships. This year’s gala fundraising goal was $80,000.
The YMCA awarded Garry Brumback, newly retired Southington town manager, the 2017 Compass Award for “seven years of working to make the Town of Southington a better place for all of us to live and work,” according to the YMCA.