S’Mores and Pours


The Junior Board of BridgeWays held their 9th Annual S’Mores and Pours at Avondale Brewing Company on Thursday, June 24th. Guests were welcomed to a boho-chic wonderland with a delicious feast from Taco Mama, amazing silent auction and raffles, cool pop-up shops from local businesses, local artists showcasing their talent, live music from T.U.B - The Unknamed Band - Lights & Sound by McDowell and selections of Avondale's finest brews! 

Event Sponsors Included: 

Presenting Sponsor: The Thomas E. Jernigan Foundation

Platinum Sponsor: CS Beatty & Vulcan Value Partners.

Gold Sponsors: Colliers International, Daniel Corporation, Deep South Freight, Leah Hazzard Designs, Medical Properties Trust, NextSite & Retail Specialists.

Silver Sponsors: Adams & Reese LLP, Alabama Cleaning Services, Cadence Bank, Concepts & Associates, Fritze Financial, Helen Restaurant, LJC, PPM Partners, Ridout's Valley Chapel, Ready Mix USA, RMI Construction, Southern States Bank & Village Dermatology.

Bronze Sponsor: Beasley Allen Law Firm, CABLZ, J. Ken Thompson - Attorney at Law, LAH Commercial, Ashley Fierman Lewis Fred Smith Group Realty South & Gip Plott

Live Music: T.U.B – The UnKnamed Band - Lights & Sound by McDowell.

Food Sponsors: Ashley Mac's, Taco Mama & Taziki's.

Pop Up Shops: Kendra Scott & Village Dermatology`

Vendors: Jay's Cheesecakes, Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co., Sweet Spun Cotton Candy, Kevin Van Hyning Caricatures & Wild Honey Flower Truck.

Exciting News: Camp Fire Alabama is now BridgeWays! Funds raised at the event will ensure more youth have access to safe in-school learning programs, chances to attend summer camp and support BridgeWays' programs and initiatives for children, youth and families.

BridgeWays teaches young people in grades 5K – 12 the interpersonal and soft skills now known as Social Emotional Intelligence: Specifically, the core values of kindness, caring, and respect for every individual's intrinsic value as a human being, including themselves. 

They also offer career mentoring and experiential learning, opening young eyes to the possibilities life offers as well as achievable paths to success. At the same time, BridgeWays supports educators and parents at their individual points of need which often includes helping them identify those needs, then tailoring programs to meet them. They listen, hear, and accommodate.

By instilling a genuine sense of hope, purpose and self-worth, BridgeWays connects young people to their peers, their schools and their families — and ultimately, to their potential as responsible, contributing citizens of their communities.