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Mayor's Charity Ball To Be Held May 12

Annual fundraising event will once again be held on grounds of Town Hall.

In West Hartford, the month of May is more than just a launching a pad into summer. It’s during this month every year that the town rallies together to raise funds for important local non-profit organizations. This year, the Mayor's Charity Ball will take place on May 12. Continuting with the success of last year's event, festivities will once again happen under the tent on the Green.

A brand new website has been launched to provide complete information about getting involved in the ball (www.themayorscharityball.org). The site includes details about supporting the event through program advertisements and ball sponsorships. The event is always in need of great auction items, table hosts and volunteers. Ticket registration is now available online as well.  Thus far, and are sponsors of the event.

This year the recipients of the proceeds raised by the ball are and . These two very worthy non-profit organizations enrich the community and its residents.

“We are so proud that the ball has grown into an event of such size and scope,” said West Hartford Mayor Scott Slifka. “The night’s always a lot of fun and more importantly, critical to supporting non-profits such as Playhouse on Park and HopeWorks.”

Playhouse on Park is a world-class community theater located on Park Road in West Hartford. HopeWorks is a community outreach center focused on helping young people. 

2012 marks the 13th year of The Mayor’s Charity Ball in West Hartford. The Mayor’s Charity Ball is itself a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that is governed by a board of directors with the input and endorsement of the Mayor of West Hartford. The incoming board of directors will be comprised of four board members from each organization. New this year, the West Hartford community will also be represented with three additional board members. 

The 12 board members include returning members Carol McCabe, Tracy Flater, and Julianne Roth from the Playhouse on Park; President-elect Jennifer Krebsbach, Chris Skelly, and Ann Mikulak of Hopeworks; and Claudia Storm as a community member of the town of West Hartford. Newly-elected board members include Alisa Gaudiosi of the Playhouse on Park and Christine Arabalou of Hopeworks, and Lou Luba to represent community members of the Town of West Hartford. For additional information, please visit www.themayorscharityball.org.

Playhouse on Park is an award-winning destination for the performing arts.  Located in the vibrant Park Road neighborhood in West Hartford, the theater is managed by Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in May 2009. The Playhouse has 163 seats surrounding a 3/4 thrust stage, offering audiences of all ages an intimate theatre experience. A year-round performance schedule is produced and/or presented by Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. and includes: professional and community theatre; theatre for young audiences; new works and play readings; comedy and improvisation; cabarets and concerts; dance; educational opportunities led by resident and visiting artists; corporate events, special events and more.

Since 1973 HopeWorks has provided hope and help to thousands of young people, between the ages of 12 and 22 and their families through counseling, education and community outreach. HopeWorks helps young people and families find within themselves sources of purpose, hope and strength to meet life’s challenges and opportunities. This essential community based organization strengthens community through education and outreach services for young people, families, schools and caregivers.

This information was provided in a news release from the Mayor's Charity Ball committee.

razzmataz April 19, 2012 at 04:25 PM
The fact that one of the recipients of the proceeds of this event is Playhouse on Park is NOT good, especially since the Mayor's father, Robert Slifka is on Playhouse on Park's Board. Can you say, "impropriety"????!!!!!

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