Children in Ecuador benefit from Carnivale


First Posted: 1/28/2014

Community Cares for Kids (CCK) held its Eighth Annual Black, Blue and Beads Carnivale on Jan. 25 qt the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre.

Proceeds from the event fund a yearly medical mission to the children of Ecuador who suffer from disfiguring injuries or birth defects. CCK, an all-volunteer organization, also donates to area charities and communities in crisis.

The fundraiser was an evening of fine food and drink, music and fun. This year’s event featureed a premium open bar all evening long, hor d’ouevres, dinner and dessert, along with dancing to live music by The Uptown Band.

A silent auction offered jewelry from Valentine’s, sculpture by David Green, art from Marquis Art and Frame, antiques, a Pride Mobility scooter, a fur piece from RK Furs, spa packages from Age of Innocence, plus a 50/50 raffle, a palm reader, magician and photographer.

Attire wass “Blue, Black or Beads” – that’s anything from black tie and mask to blue jeans and beads).

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