A silent auction was one of the many fundraiser events held during the BBQ 4 Blue event on Thursday. MC’d by Steve Reimann, community bank president at ANB bank, the silent auction included everything from baked goods to car supplies.
The BBQ for Blues picnic and event was held in Crazy Woman Square Thursday night. The event was a fundraiser for the Blue Santa program and brought enough people out to fill the tables and camp out on the lawn in between.
Nikki Lohse helps to balance friend Geis, 1, on the bouncy house as he walked along it’s edge on Thursday night. The bouncy house was provided for kids entertainment and Geis was passed by a number of older kids as they ran through the tunnels.
Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder waits in anticipation for the baseball to hit the button that drops in the dunk tank once again on Thursday night. The dunk tank was pulled out at the end of the event after the silent auction was announced and was popular with the kids.
Mayor Shane Schrader plunges into the dunk tank once again on Thursday night. Schrader was the third person to get into the tank of the night after the police chief and future coast guard member Porter Wing.
Officer Tucker Leibee shows a boy his radio on Thursday night at the BBQ 4 Blue event. Leibee showed the boy what all he had to carry as a police officer and talked to him about safety. Leibee said he tries to interact with kids as much as he can so that if they are ever in danger, they will know that they should run to the police for help.
The BBQ for Blues fundraiser event on Thursday, Aug. 20, included a silent auction, live music food from 4th on Main and a bounce house and dunk tank. All the money raised during the event was donated to the Operation Blue Santa program. The program supports local families and individuals with donations that have in the past included things like rent assistance.