anderson menna 050115Mayor Pasquale Menna, right with Carol and John Anderson at the first Mayor’s Ball, in 2015. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

Press release from Red Bank Mayor’s Ball Committee 

Mayor Pasquale Menna will be the host — and former Mayor Edward J. McKenna Jr. will serve as master of ceremonies — when the Red Bank Mayor’s Charity Ball returns to The Oyster Point Hotel for its second annual edition on Friday, May 6.

The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will honor retired public works supervisor and zoning board member Jesse Garrison (Humanitarian Award), the Count Basie Theatre (Cultural and Arts Award), the Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department (Historical Legacy Award), Philip J. Bowers & Co. (Urban Development Award), and Riverview Medical Center (Manufacturing and Technology Award). Red Bank RiverCenter, the Special Improvement District founded in 1991, will be recognized as it marks its 25th Anniversary.

The reception will be followed by dinner and dancing, with donated prizes raffled at the end of the evening. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Red Bank-based nonprofits Lunch Break and HABcore Inc.

Mayor Menna said he was very pleased with the overwhelming support from the community for last year’s sold-out event; adding that the 2015 Mayor’s Charity Ball exceeded the organizing committee’s expectations, in the process of raising $13,000 for each of its two beneficiaries, the Parker Family Health Center and the Red Bank Public Library.

The Red Bank Mayor’s Ball Committee is currently soliciting ads for an ad journal.  For information on purchasing advertising space in the journal, please email Tickets for the event are $125 each, and can be purchased online here.