PMC Auxiliary to host “A Venetian Carnivale” Charity Ball


Pocono Medical Center Auxiliary to host “A Venetian Carnivale” Charity Ball to raise money for the new Cancer Center

Former Pastry Chef of President Ronald Reagan to Provide Special Treats

Pocono Manor, PA – The 44th Annual Charity Ball will be held this Saturday, October 16, 2010 at The Inn at Pocono Manor.  The theme for this year’s event is “A Venetian Carnivale.”  The Auxiliary of Pocono Medical Center (PMC) has many wonderful surprises planned for the event, which will begin at 6:00 pm with a cocktail party.  Dinner follows at 7:00 pm with dancing and music provided by “The Ken Silver Orchestra.”  The Inn at Pocono Manor is also a sponsor of the Charity Ball.

Executive Chef Robert W. Bennett, who served as Honored Pastry Chef for President Ronald Reagan’s second Inauguration where he provided an exact replica of the United States Capital and later served as Head Pastry Chef at Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia, will be on hand.  Chef Bennett will provide many exciting confectionary specialties to the glamorous Charity Ball.  He currently serves as Executive Chef with Classic Coke in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

“It’s a privilege to be the chairperson of this charity ball,” comments Pat Malvin, the current chair of the event.  Ms. Malvin continued, “We are very excited about our theme, A Venetian Carnivale.  It is an honor to plan an event like this, which will have a lasting impact on our community.”

Proceeds from the Charity Ball will benefit the new Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer. Last year, the Auxiliary’s volunteer and philanthropic efforts culminated in a $50,000 donation to the new Cancer Center.  The Cancer Center will advance the great work of the existing center by combining leading edge technologies with human-centered care, incorporating emotionally uplifting architecture and design, and bringing comprehensive, integrated care to one campus, under one roof.  For any event-related information or tickets, please contact the Pocono Health Foundation at 570.476.3530.

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About The Inn at Pocono Manor – The Inn at Pocono Manor resort blends a century of hospitality with the demands of 21st Century travelers.  Lovingly referred to as the “The Grand Lady of the Mountains” and a National Registry of Historic Places property, The Inn at Pocono Manor opened in 1902 as a country retreat for Philadelphia Quakers.  Today it is the oldest continuously running Resort in the Poconos and one of the oldest in North America.  The all-season resort boasts 237 guestrooms, and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 500 guests.  The Exchange at Pocono Manor restaurant features superb dining with an eclectic flair.  The Old Lamplighter Lounge serves specialty beverages and pub fare throughout the day.

Complete recreational amenities are available at The Inn at Pocono Manor, including signature golf, horseback riding, ATV trail rides, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the luxurious Laurel Spa, fishing, clay shooting, cross country skiing, and more.   Striking views of the Pocono Mountains are visible from all sides of the resort’s main building.  Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout.  The Inn at Pocono Manor features two 18-hole signature golf courses, including the East Course dating to 1912, which was redesigned by Donald Ross in 1927 and has been host to golf legends like Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer and Jerry Barber.  In 1959, the George Fazio-designed West Course opened.

A destination within the Poconos for over a century, the 3000-acre Inn at Pocono Manor is minutes away from Crossings Premium Outlets, Camelbeach Water Park, Camelback Ski Mountain, and the Mt. Airy Casino.   The Resort is within two hours of New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia.