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Reserve tickets now for annual Mayor’s Ball

The 2015 Mayor's Ball will benefit Person 2 Person and the Norwalk Senior Center.
The 2015 Mayor’s Ball will benefit Person-2-Person and the Norwalk Senior Center.

NORWALK, Conn. – Reservations for the Mayor’s Ball, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the Continental Manor, are due by Jan. 16.

Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling announced that the annual charity event will benefit Person-to-Person and the Norwalk Senior Center this year.

Person-to Person is a nonprofit 501(c)3 emergency assistance organization that serves as a safety net for low-income residents. P2P helps individuals and families who are food insecure and provides financial assistance to households in the form of rent, security deposits and utility payments.

The Norwalk Senior Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 adult activity center that promotes healthy aging and life-long learning for seniors 60-plus years old in the greater Norwalk area. Some of the programs and services include Meals on Wheels, daily lunch, evidence-based exercise and transportation. All programs are designed to promote dignity and independence throughout the aging process.

The Mayor’s Ball, established as a non-profit charitable institution, is held each January to benefit local charities. Tickets are available at $95 per person. Tables of can also be reserved. Make check(s) payable to the Norwalk Community Benefit Fund. Call Maritza Alvarado at 203-854-7950 no later than Friday, Jan. 16, to make reservations.

Donations of silent auction items produce the major portion of the Mayor’s Ball proceeds, and can be made by calling Sally Johnson, executive assistant to the mayor, at 203-854-7707. Tax-deductible contributions to the Mayor’s Ball can be made at any time.

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