By Amanda Rogers
More than 200 attendees partied the night away at the Mansfield Cares Charity Ball at Walnut Creek Country Club, raising nearly a record amount of funds for local charities.
After expenses, the 22nd annual ball rounded up approximately $140,000, which was close to the record set at a previous ball, said Mansfield Cares President Suzy Herrmann. The funds will be distributed throughout the year to local food pantries, Feed the Kids summer program, shoes for kids to go back to school in the fall and more than a dozen college scholarships for graduating seniors.
“I think it was fantastic,” Herrmann said of the ball. “People were so giving and ready to have fun, let loose and support a great cause while doing it.”
The ball included live and silent auctions, a wine pull, split the pot and heads or tails games to raise funds. Donations and sponsorships added to the total.
The Good Question Band kept the dance floor full, while the attendees dined on seafood, prime rib and hors d’oeuvres.
Mansfield Cares’ next event will be a Casino Night on July 23. Go to mansfieldcares.org for more information.
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