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Charity Ball in Middletown reaches goal, attracts younger crowd


While net proceeds from the 97th annual Charity Ball won’t be announced for several months, at least one goal was attained: More young adults are attending the event.

Chairpersons Andy and Lori Guyler said they were pleased the recent trend of attracting younger adults to the event continued this year. They said of the 210 people who attended the Charity Ball, about 70, or one-third, were 50 years old and younger.

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The ball was held Saturday night at Miami University Middletown for the third year. Huhtamaki Inc. was presenting sponsor.

The Guylers’ vision of the “Midnight Masquerade” was carried out by all elements of masks for attendees, purple lighting and main focal point of white plumes created by Flowers by Roger.

Gerry and Jacky Banks were recognized as this year’s Honorary Chairs. The night featured a dinner provided by Kirsten Spicer, Two Women in a Kitchen, dancing to music by “All the Right Tunes,” casino, silent auction and raffles.

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Net proceeds, that are yet to be determined, will be presented by the Middletown Area Federation of Women’s Clubs for Atrium Medical Center for Women’s Health Services.

The Women’s Endowment Fund was established in 2010 and has provided services for more than 300 women in the Wilbur and Mary Jean Cohen Women’s Center at Atrium Medical Center.

The ball has raised more than $1 million.



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