Ava is the daughter of Derek and Rachel Simonsen, and the grandaughter of Tim and Lisa Perrin and Craig and Bev Simonsen.
The Pool Party was held from 1-4 p.m. at the Cherokee Wellness Center. There were fun and games, raffle drawings, and door prizes throughout the event. The Cherokee County Cattlemen's Association will also cook up a delicious meal for free-will donations.
Donations are also being accepted at Cherokee State Bank, and North Star Community Credit Union, and a grain bank has been set up at all First Co-op Elevators. Donations also can be sent to the Rainbow House, c/o Ava Simonsen, 7815 Harney St., Omaha, Neb. 68114-4511.