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South Florida Hosts Boys Town Movie and Oscar Event

​​Boys Town South Florida recently partnered with iPic Theater in Boca Raton to hold their Boys Town Movie and Oscar Event in honor of their 25th Anniversary. The purpose of this event was to screen the Boys Town movie and celebrate the history and success of Boys Town South Florida over their 25 years of service. The Boys Town movie was released in 1938 and depicts Father Flanagan's work and mission, starring Spencer Tracy.

"Many weren't aware of the history and legacy that continues in our daily work," said Amy Simpson, Executive Director of Boys Town South Florida.

Guests attended the private showing at the luxury theatre and enjoyed dinner, cocktails and desserts provided by the theatre from the comfort of their seats. Before the showing, Tom Lynch, National Director of Community Programs at the Hall of History, provided attendees with a history lesson of the films background.

According to Simpson, guests were really touched by the movie itself. Attendees were also happy to take a break from preparing for the approaching hurricane and enjoy a relaxing, educational movie night.

Following the showing, Lynch brought out the original Oscar won by Spencer Tracy for best actor in his depiction of Father Flanagan. Guests were given the opportunity to hold the Oscar that originally brought awareness to Father Flanagan's mission in its early days.

"Everyone loved having the opportunity to see the Oscar in person," Simpson said. "Everyone who held it remarked: Wow this IS heavy."

Boys Town South Florida hopes to hold a similar event in the future and extends a thank you to Tom Lynch for his presentation on the history of Boys Town and for managing to get an Oscar through TSA.

Congratulations to Boys Town South Florida on their 25th Anniversary of serving children and families! ​