Boogie’s Bash |

Boogie’s Bash

Michael and Ann Feinberg tell Lenny Boogie Weinglass, right, what a wonderful party he puts on every summer for The Buddy Program. Boogie is chairman of the board for The Buddy Program. (MEH)

One of the largest and most fun parties of the summer is the Boogie’s Bash for the Buddies, given by Lenny “Boogie” Weinglass at his Merry Go Round Ranch on McLain Flats Road. Aspenites turn out in full force, as do people from near and far. This year everyone got to pose on a motorcycle. Through ticket sales, a silent auction and an incredibly successful live auction, the event raised 25 percent more than last year, and the organization plans to offer services to even more people in the community this coming year.

The Buddy Program has now launched an endowment fund to help see them through future years. The program provides adult mentors for children valleywide. The mentors spend time with the children, taking them on adventures and being there when they need a friend. The staff has offices in the Red Brick Center for the Arts, and the organization’s director is Catherine Ann Couch. Because so many people turn out for this event and I take a lot of photos, I will save my news items for next week and just concentrate on the photos.Undercurrent … Back in the 1970s … platform shoes were much the vogue, and I had several friends who fell off their shoes and broke their ankles. And now the platform shoes are back in style!

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