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Toy Bash 2017

Benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs

Story by Bill Bannister | Photos by Don Perry

Propcellar Vintage Rentals, at 2585 Summer Avenue in the Broad Avenue Arts District, was the scene of the 2017 Toy Bash to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Mem-phis. More than 400 guests showed up in their holiday best to support the important work of this great Memphis institution. Complimentary valet parking was provided upon arrival by A+ Parking Company. 

At the entrance there was a Naughty and Nice station where guests could pose for a picture with either Santa or The Grinch, depending on how good or naughty patrons were all year. Drawings included a $250 gift card to Sprouts Farmer’s Market, a $500 Kendra Scott Color Bar Party, and a fabulous Stock the Bar package. The silent auction featured two three-day passes to the 2018 Beale Street Music Festival and a seven-night vacation getaway in Saint Lucia. 

As part of the charm of holding the event at Propcellar, partygoers relaxed on vintage furniture, enjoying their favorite libations from the fully stocked open bar which included a wide assortment of fine wines, craft beers and premium liquors. Food was provided by One and Only BBQ, and included pork barbecue sliders, barbecue chicken, potato salad and cole slaw, as well as platters of fresh veggies, cheeses and spicy pickles. The Toy Bash also featured Santa’s Sweet Shop, where guests could pick what they liked from an assortment of goodies which included Christmas gummies, jelly beans, Hershey’s Kisses, candy canes, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and glazed donut holes. 

The party went on until 11 p.m. as guests moved and grooved to the sounds of The Memphis Soul Revue. It was truly a night to remember for all who attended. Sponsors for this year’s Toy Bash included BNSF Railway, Coca-Cola, First Tennessee Bank, Kendra Scott, Land Rover, Yuletide Office Solutions, Landmark Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., Duncan Eye, The Juice Plus Company and Pro Tech. 

Mandy Powell, Vice President of Development and External Affairs for Boys and Girls Clubs of Memphis, said, “Toy Bash annually raises funds for our programs and services and allows us to provide a gift for each one of our members.”

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis provide a world class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters their doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living a healthy lifestyle.


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