Going once…going twice…sold! Forever in Blue Jeans raises $70K


YMCA director of operations Mark Pooler solicits a bid during the Forever in Blue Jeans live auction. On Friday, Nov. 18, the YMCA drew over 450 people to the annual fundraising event at the Aqua Turf, which included a silent auction with hundreds of donated items from local businesses and people, along with the live auction which included trips to Newburyport Lighthouse, the Shenandoah valley, the Dominican Republic, Tortola, and Mexico. The event raised  over $70,000 for the YMCA Annual Campaign to fund community efforts, and the night drew local celebrities like U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Miss Connecticut Alyssa Taglia.


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