The 2018 BACH Barn Bash steering committee includes Jordana Harwell (Co-chair), Lynn Stockman, Kelli Smith, Sharon Wilkerson, and Possum; (middle) Michelle Archer, Natalie Clark, Al Wise, Patty Swords, Lora Duffey; (back row) Justin Gilbert, Judge Randy Smith, Jeff Kuhn, Dan Swords, Commissioner Dude Payne, Mark Holian. Steering Committee members not pictured are: Commissioner David Linder, Buck Blevins, Charlotte Nugent, David and Susie Thacker, Deborah Payne, Debbie Martinez, Kathy Wise, Mike Sillavan, Patrick Bulanek, Randy Rhyne, and Rose Bainum.

BACH to host annual Barn Bash

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The 2018 BACH Barn Bash steering committee includes Jordana Harwell (Co-chair), Lynn Stockman, Kelli Smith, Sharon Wilkerson, and Possum; (middle) Michelle Archer, Natalie Clark, Al Wise, Patty Swords, Lora Duffey; (back row) Justin Gilbert, Judge Randy Smith, Jeff Kuhn, Dan Swords, Commissioner Dude Payne, Mark Holian. Steering Committee members not pictured are: Commissioner David Linder, Buck Blevins, Charlotte Nugent, David and Susie Thacker, Deborah Payne, Debbie Martinez, Kathy Wise, Mike Sillavan, Patrick Bulanek, Randy Rhyne, and Rose Bainum.

The 2018 BACH Barn Bash steering committee includes Jordana Harwell (Co-chair), Lynn Stockman, Kelli Smith, Sharon Wilkerson, and Possum; (middle) Michelle Archer, Natalie Clark, Al Wise, Patty Swords, Lora Duffey; (back row) Justin Gilbert, Judge Randy Smith, Jeff Kuhn, Dan Swords, Commissioner Dude Payne, Mark Holian. Steering Committee members not pictured are: Commissioner David Linder, Buck Blevins, Charlotte Nugent, David and Susie Thacker, Deborah Payne, Debbie Martinez, Kathy Wise, Mike Sillavan, Patrick Bulanek, Randy Rhyne, and Rose Bainum.

By KAROLYN GEPHART

The annual Barn Bash hosted by Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps (BACH) will be Thursday, May 17, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Brazoria County Fairground Auditorium.

All proceeds will benefit BACH and their work to provide special services to children with special needs living in Brazoria County from birth to 20 years old.

Chairman for the Bash is Brazoria County Commissioner David Linder and his goal is to break the fundraising record.

“These kids need our help and I’m going to do everything possible to make the Barn Bash a big success,” Linder said. “We have great people on the Steering Committee and each one of them is working hard to bring in sponsorships, auction items and generous bidders.”

Local celebrity Joe Ripple will emcee while Jarrod Smith and James Patterson as auctioneers. Large live and silent auctions will be part of the night’s events.

Barbeque dinners will be available for $20 each from 5 – 7 p.m. Barbecue cooks are the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office and the Brazoria County Peace Officers’ Association. Dinner will barbecue with potato salad, beans and dessert.

Companies and individuals are needed to become event sponsors, purchase raffle tickets, donate auction items, volunteer their time, or come to shop the auctions.

Purchase tickets at www.bacheci.org.

BACH has been providing valuable services to children with special needs in the Brazoria County community as a 501c3 nonprofit for 43 years. Kids from birth to twenty years of age receive a range of therapy services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition services, speech-language pathology, and more.

To become a sponsor or for more information about the Bash or BACH, contact Patty Swords, [email protected] or 979-849-2447.

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