Barksdale spouses’ club to host charity event

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The Barksdale Officers’ Spouses’ Club is stepping back to the Roaring Twenties for their annual charity event next month.

The BOSC is a social organization with a big heart for charity. Money they raise through various fundraisers help fund yearly charitable endeavors and scholarships for military dependents.

Heather Yarrington, 2nd Vice President of the BOSC, said the annual charity galas has grown significantly in its four year existence.

“This year it has exploded into something we never imagined it would be,” she said.

For the first time, the BOSC is opening the doors to the public and asking civilians to join the fun. The evening will include a meal, cash bar with signature themed drinks, photo booth, a silent auction as well as a thrilling live auction.

“It’s a fun time for everyone to get together and raise money for a great cause,” Yarrington said.

The BOSC raised $7,500 at last year’s charity gala, a total they hope to exceed this year. Yarrington said the club raised a total of $16,000 last year from all fundraising efforts.

They are hoping to top that total too.

“We’re hoping to top $20,000 this year,” she added.

Scholarships are awarded to military dependents – spouses, children – who are selected through an application process. Last year, the BOSC awarded 10 scholarships to children and spouses. Yarrington said anyone who has ever been affiliated with Barksdale Air Force Base may apply.

The BOSC annual charity gala and live auction will be Friday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Barksdale Club, Barksdale Air Force Base. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for a couple. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to come dress in their 1920s best attire.

The BOSC is a private non-profit organization for Officers’ spouses at Barksdale Air Force Base. To purchase tickets, call (318) 303-6484 , send an e-mail to BOSCreservations@gmail.com or visit the BOSC website at www.barksdaleosc.com.