Belles & Bowties Shines for Youth


Walton County was dressed in its finest and ready to open its hearts for the Youth of the Walton County Boys & Girls Club at its annual Belles & Bowties fundraiser. As guests arrived, they were greeted and escorted in by Club members. The venue, The Engine Room, was dawned with hues of Boys & Girls Club blue and the faces of Club members were hanging from every wall to each guest table. 


A silent auction kicked the night off, as well as unique raffle games and a center piece art table hand crafted by the WCBGC members. 

“We couldn’t be happier with the giving nature of our community,” Ross Bradley, WCBGC Advisory Board Chair shared. “During our live auction, I was blown away by the unrelenting support of those gathered for the greatest cause - our youth.”

The live auction featured Fox 5 News Reporter and Auctioneer, George Franco and it did not disappoint. 

Guests placed bids on lots of exclusive items, including such items as a trip to Cuba and a golf experience package in California. 


Overall the evening was all about the youth, as Ronny Monford, WCBGC Youth of the Year shared his Club experience. 

“This place has changed my life forever,” he shared. “I’ve grown to understand the importance of giving back to your community, setting positive examples and taking care of the youth coming up behind me.”


Monford shared that his Club experience has culminated in taking him from a “troubled youth” to a shining light – mentioning highlights like being named to a national Boys & Girls Clubs of America steering committee for Keystone Club. 

The funds raised from Belles & Bowties are used to assist the Club in all its daily operations and continue to foster great futures.

“Walton County Boys & Girls Club are celebrating their 17th year of serving this community,” Bob Mackey, Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia President & CEO, shared. “We couldn’t have made the impact we have without the helping hands of this community. It’s truly an exciting time for our Walton Club. We thank you for being a part of this movement.”

To learn more about Walton County Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcncg.comor call 770-207-6279.