It was a night to remember at the Kilburn Mill at Clarks Cove in New Bedford as supporters of the Friends of Jack Foundation gathered for the "Rock The Boardwalk" fundraiser.

The theme was a casino night in the 1920s and it was great to see everyone in attendance dress the part. Left and right, flappers, gangsters, and zoot suits congregated to help raise money for local children here on the SouthCoast receive Boston care right here at Southcoast Health and St. Luke's Hospital.

The ballroom was filled with silent auctions, a professional cigar bar/roller, craps tables, blackjack tables, and a six-piece '20s-style band that rocked the night away. "Funny money" was handed out to all guests to have fun with and fake gamble, but once the fake money dried up, there was an opportunity to purchase more. Again, all money raised went to the kids and I love everything about that.

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There was a presentation from a group of choreographed flapper dancers who transported the room back to the roaring '20s and as I spent a majority of the night beside great friends, including New Bedford City Council President Ian Abreu. Many laughs were shared and memories of a great night out were made.

Hosted by Jill Fearons, the CEO of the Friends of Jack Foundation, "Rock The Boardwalk" was a complete success to selflessly help local kids who are up against it all, providing them with nothing but the best. This was the first event of its kind for the FOJ and I'd love to see it make a comeback next year.

Elin Haraldsdottir of Elin Photography captured the entertaining night beautifully and all that entails. Keep scrolling to see who attended the 2022 Friends of Jack "Rock The Boardwalk" roaring '20s casino night.

Friends of Jack Foundation Casino Night