Steve Bryant didn’t want to have a retirement party that didn’t serve a purpose. After considering a few options, the former Mayor of Bethalto decided that he wanted his retirement celebration to be a fundraiser for the expansion of the equestrian center at Godfrey’s Beverly Farm. The event took place last Friday inside the equestrian center barn and Bryant says it was the perfect way to end his tenure in office.
Bryant stepped down after 16 years as the Bethalto’s mayor on Monday night. During his tenure, the Bethalto Charities Committee helped raise more than $500-thousand for several organizations and causes including the Special Olympics and Breast Cancer Awareness.