Annual fundraiser, Carnivale, held for Shavertown-based Community Cares for Kids


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Performer Estella Sweet sings the classic song ‘All That Jazz’ during the fundraiser at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 23.


John Halbing and Becky Davis, both of Dallas, have cocktails during the Carnivale-themed fundraiser for the Community Cares for Kids at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 23.


Dr. Francis Collini poses for a picture at a fundraiser to support his work abroad at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 23.


Artist Marie Sulcoski, of Nanticoke, face paints on Uzma Malik, of Shavertown, during the fundraiser at the Westmoreland Club on Saturday, Jan. 23.


Staff reports

Performer Estella Sweet sings the classic song ‘All That Jazz’ during the fundraiser at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 23.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_TDP013116Carnivale4.jpgPerformer Estella Sweet sings the classic song ‘All That Jazz’ during the fundraiser at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 23.

John Halbing and Becky Davis, both of Dallas, have cocktails during the Carnivale-themed fundraiser for the Community Cares for Kids at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 23.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_TDP013116Carnivale1.jpgJohn Halbing and Becky Davis, both of Dallas, have cocktails during the Carnivale-themed fundraiser for the Community Cares for Kids at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Dr. Francis Collini poses for a picture at a fundraiser to support his work abroad at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 23.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_TDP013116Carnivale2.jpgDr. Francis Collini poses for a picture at a fundraiser to support his work abroad at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Artist Marie Sulcoski, of Nanticoke, face paints on Uzma Malik, of Shavertown, during the fundraiser at the Westmoreland Club on Saturday, Jan. 23.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_TDP013116Carnivale3.jpgArtist Marie Sulcoski, of Nanticoke, face paints on Uzma Malik, of Shavertown, during the fundraiser at the Westmoreland Club on Saturday, Jan. 23.

WILKES-BARRE — A little snow didn’t stop Community Cares for Kids from raising funds for its next mission trip.

The all-volunteer organization held its annual Carnivale fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Westmoreland Club on South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre. The masquerade ball helps raise funds for a team of doctors led by Dr. Francis Collini of the Renaissance Center for Plastic Surgery, who travel to Ecuador annually to perform reconstructive surgeries on children with birth defects.

The organization opened an ambulatory clinic in Shavertown in 2006, which brings children from Ecuador and the United States to the location for reconstructive surgery throughout the year.

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