Looking Back on the 2023 Watershed Gala

Hosting an annual event like the Watershed Summer Gala requires a unique balance of continuing favorite elements, making improvements, and keeping things fresh. This year, our switch to June and the flip to Friday afforded us incredible evening weather and better attendance opportunity. The “vibe” was fun, laid back, and the event serves as an annual reunion for many. Bags were tossed, whiskey won and lost, and the catered taco bar was a huge hit.

We were excited to hear from Commissioner Bob Dixon, who highlighted our partnership with Greene County, the benefits of working proactively for clean water, and how this ethic has served our community so well.

We had some exciting announcements to share, too: we showcased our new logo as we’ve graduated to do business as “Watershed,” the capital campaign kick-off investment of the Hatch Foundation, along with future plans for Fellows, including more accessible dock equipment, and plans for bridges and bathrooms- which we are all rooting for! And last but not least, an opportunity from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks in an endowment building challenge matching grant. We are thrilled and thankful for your support—none of this would be possible without YOU!