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Kara Neuverth
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Boys Town Central Florida Hosts 30th Anniversary Picnic

About 150 past and present Boys Town Central Florida staff, youth and board members gathered on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at a picnic in celebration of the site's 30th anniversary. Throughout the afternoon, guests were able to enjoy a variety of activities, food and live music while appreciating the beautiful Florida weather.  

A BBQ dinner was grilled by the Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist club for all attendees to enjoy. Staff and youth also participated in an assortment of games and contests. They even had the opportunity to win raffle prizes and battle it out in a trivia contest. Tug-of-war, balloon toss, a pie ​eating contest and even a dessert baking contest were among the activities for guests to participate in. A frozen t-shirt contest was perhaps the most interesting.

"Contestants each received a frozen balled up t-shirt and the first to open and put it on won," explained Jackie Nitti, Community Engagement Coordinator.

While all of these events were fun, the fan favorite was the dunk tank. Greg Zbylut, Executive Director; Troy Dunberger, Director of Program Operations; and Terry Knox, Development Director, were the lucky Boys Town Central Florida employees chosen to participate in the dunk tank.

"The kids and staff had a blast trying to dunk the management team," Nitti said. "Fortunately, it was a hot day, so they didn't mind going under over and over."

Boys Town Central Florida has plans to hold similar employee celebration events in the future to bring staff and youth together.

Thank you to those who volunteered to make the picnic a success and congrats to Boys Town Central Florida on 30 years of helping youth and families in the surrounding community!​