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Boys Town receives 'amazing support'

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This was published on​ theindependent.com on October 22, 2017.

We would like to thank the Grand Island community for its amazing support of Boys Town at a recent event celebrating our 100th anniversary as a national organization.

On Oct. 5, Boys Town Central Nebraska presented a screening of the 1938 film classic, Boys Town. The Grand Theatre Foundation generously provided the perfect setting for the event.

Brent Linder, owner of The Necropolis Group, donated some proceeds from his cash bar to Boys Town and also helped sweep the sidewalks before the event, served food and vacuumed afterwards. Sherena Anson from the Chocolate Bar provided hors d'oeuvres for our guests, and Alan Usher from B.I.G. Limousine treated staff and Advisory Board members to a limo ride to and from the event.

Guests enjoyed the red carpet treatment, courtesy of Julie Morris of Blue Stripe Photography, including photos with a life-size Oscar named "Cas," provided by Awards Plus. Hy-Vee donated candy and the Grand Island Senior High School orchestra, directed by Kelly Coslet, provided music before the movie.

The Best Actor Oscar won by Spencer Tracy for his portrayal of Boys Town's founder, Father Edward Flanagan, was on hand at the screening thanks to the Boys Town Hall of History in Omaha, so guests could have their picture taken with it.

Proceeds from this event will help us remodel the kitchen of our Grand Island shelter, which has been serving youth since 1989.

Special recognition to Tony Wald of Toba Inc., whose $10,000 commitment to the project reflects the community's concern for its kids. Any donation will help us provide home-cooked meals for the youth in our care.

To support our shelter, please call Stan Kontogiannis at (402) 315-0156 or email him at Stan.Kontogiannis@boystown.org.

Again, thank you Grand Island for your support.

Megan Andrews
​3230 Wildwood Drive

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