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Boys Town New England Celebrates 25 Years at its Spirit of Youth Gala

​​On Friday, May 6, 2016 Boys Town New England celebrated its annual Spirit of Youth Gala at The Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island. This year’s gala celebrated an important milestone, seeing as 2016 marks the site’s 25th anniversary.

The gala welcomed 250 guests who enjoyed dinner, dancing, raffles, and a silent auction. During the event, Executive Director Bill Reardon recognized past Spirit of Youth Honorees who have played pivotal roles supporting Boys Town over the last 25 years. These honorees include:

  • Mrs. Beatrice Bazarsky
  • Mr. William Corcoran Esq.
  • Former Congressman Mr. Patrick Kennedy
  • Raytheon and its Employees
  • The McIntyre Family
  • The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund
  • Mr. Michael Ryan
  • The Employees of Pare Corporation
  • The Honorable Laureen D’Ambra

“This year’s event had one of our bigger turnouts, if not the biggest,” said Bill Reardon, Executive Director, Boys Town New England. “It ​was gratifying to see all the community support we received, including the past honorees of the Spirit of Youth award, who turned out to help us celebrate our 25th year of helping children and families in the New England area. We look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence for years to come.”

Boys Town thanks the staff, volunteers, and supporters who continue to support the mission.