mayorsThe three living former mayors of Red Bank — Benedict Nicosia, Michael Arnone and Ed McKenna — join Mayor Pasquale Menna as guests of honor at the first annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, going on May 1st.

Press release from Red Bank Mayor’s Ball Committee

Mayor Pat Menna is honoring three of his predecessors — and inviting the community — to the first annual Red Bank Mayor’s Charity Ball, scheduled for May 1st at The Oyster Point Hotel.

“Our committee is planning a great event and a fun evening, celebrating all things Red Bank,” noted the mayor.  “We are fortunate to have three former mayors — Judge Benedict Nicosia, Assemblyman Michael Arnone and Mayor Edward McKenna — still here in the area, and we will be honoring them for their public service.”

Other honorees include Red Bank RiverCenter, which will receive the Outstanding Community Service Award; the Two River Theater, the Cultural and Arts Award; Gerry Eisner, the Historical Legacy Award; Downtown Investors, the Urban Development Award; and Seals Eastern, the Manufacturing and Technology Award.

The evening, which will include dinner, dancing, and a silent auction, will benefit the Red Bank Public Library/ Eisner Memorial Library and the Parker Family Health Center.

“We call the Red Bank Public Library the most remarkable place in town,” said Library Director Elizabeth McDermott.  “We have been here in one form or another since 1878, serving the community with reading material, of course, but so much more.”

The Parker Family Health Center, a clinic for the uninsured, has made its home on Red Bank’s West Side since 2000, providing comprehensive care to 1,000 patients each year with the help of a dedicated corps of volunteer doctors and other medical professionals.

“We are honored to have been chosen as a beneficiary of the Mayor’s Ball,” remarked Parker founder Dr. Eugene Cheslock.  “I know Dr. Parker and his father, our namesakes, who took care of so many Red Bank residents over the years, would be proud.”

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