Bona Vista brings a bit of Vegas

Written on 02/07/2024
Edwin Faunce

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The lights and the sounds of Las Vegas filtered through Kokomo’s south side recently as Bona Vista Programs held its 8th annual Viva Las Vista fundraiser. Once again, the event was held at The Venue, 1201 W. Alto Road. The decorations reflected the Vegas theme with craps, poker, blackjack and roulette among other gaming pursuits. Gaming dealers and tables were provided by the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple, Ind.

Brittany Barnard, Development Coordinator for Bona Vista stated that roughly 150 partygoers attended though more than 190 tickets were sold.

Bona Vista Programs offers adult and residential services, along with programs for children and to the community at large by giving diverse individuals opportunities for employment with various local businesses. Fundraisers like Viva Las Vista help support these programs financially and give back to the community as well.

Along with individual and corporate donations, Bona Vista hoped to raise at least $150,000 this year through the Viva Las Vista event.

Those interested in future events with Bona Vista Programs or those who want to learn more about the programs offered by the organization, visit, call them at 765-457-8273, or email