The 2016 SEE Cruise ship has sailed – and what a voyage it was! Great fun was had by all and it was a very successful night for Bluegrass Council of the Blind. We would like to thank all who came out to support our cause, including our volunteers, the staff at Banners, and the band – Conch Republic
The event set sail on Sunday, April 10th at 5 Pm with our honorary SEE Captain, Bill Meck and it was smooth sailing for the rest of the night. Conch Republic took the stage at 6 PM and took us to that “One Particular Harbor”. There were more than 40 auction items, 50 raffle items and more than 50 give-away prizes just for attending. Nearly everyone who attended walked away with valuable prizes. This is truly an event you don’t want to miss next year! Keep watch for the date to b announced for the 2017 SEE Cruise!
During the festivities of the night, BCB member and volunteer, Tess Carlucci Flynn was recognized for her dedication and assistance in collecting items for the auction and raffle. Tess solicited more than $3,000 worth of services and products for our event. The event would not have been possible without the help of many volunteers, including members from the Junior League of Lexington
, Delta Gamma Sorority
, BCB staff and members and so many more! A special thank you to Lex 18 meteorologist, Bill Meck for hosting and to Susie Basham for managing the volunteers and making sure it was “smooth sailing” for all.
Another special thank you goes to our event sponsors, Retina Associates of Kentucky
and Baptist Health Plan
and to the staff and management at Banners
. Owner, Ryan McGuffin was such a huge help in gathering tons of great auction and raffle items as well as donating $925 of the proceeds from the night to further our cause.
We would like to recognize all the generous local businesses who donated items for our event. A complete list of donors can be found on our website
. Please check out these wonderful donors and thank them for their generosity.