Delaware Heart Disease Ball Raises Funds


Having a good time on deck are (lr) Matt Rice, Kim Lewis, Regina Alba and Lisa Tighe.

Bartenders Robbie LaBlanc, left, and Paul Karp poured libations on the outdoor terrace.

The group Eleven Eleven rocked the party throughout the evening.

Taking a moment for a photo are (lr) Vince and Carrie Robertson and Stacy and Todd Lawson.

An American Heart Association ice sculpture adorned the center of the ballroom.

Speaking about their expansion of services and how DNREC was working with them to meet the demands of the growing population in Sussex are (lr) Dave Spacht, chairman of Artesian Water Company; Representative Steve Smyk, R-Milton; John Thaeder, senior vice president of Artesian; and Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes.

Monica Williams enjoys the fire on the outdoor patio.

Posing for the camera are (lr) Karen Gritton, Pamela Robichaud and Tracy Peoples.

Eleven Eleven singer Leo Johnson entertains the crowd at the event.

Derrick Noel begins a freehand painting for the event.

Enjoying the evening on deck are (lr) Ginette Torres, Lizette Kennedy and Amanda Hanna.

The 8-771 black plate won a bid of $10,000.

Nicole Bear, left, and Alexandra Hussain were the lightweight carriers for the live auction.

DJ Manny Man acts as emcee for the event.

Heart and Stroke Ball co-chairs Lexie and TJ Hanna address the crowd at the event.

Tom Trader acts as auctioneer for the evening.

Cheryl Crowe and Rep. Steve Smyk, R-Milton, share a photo in front of the ice sculpture.

Jennifer and Marcus Parrish talk about the treatment their children received with AHA.

Allen and Ellen Levin received the James H. Gilliam Award from event chairman TJ Hanna.

Allen and Ellen Levin received the James H. Gilliam Award.

Event chairs Lexie and TJ Hanna enjoy a moment with Chris and Norma Locke.

Derrick Noel stands next to his completed painting at the event.

Enjoying the beautiful sunset are (lr) David and Mihaela Plaza and Alice and Robert Martinelli.

American Heart Association of Delaware Executive Director David Morris talks about the work the Heart Ball does.

June Mahon of the American Heart Association in New Jersey bids in the silent auction.

Styled for the event are Dina, left, and Jim Perry.

Enjoying the sunset on the deck are (lr) Pam Cornforth, Doug Conn and Katie Wilkinson.

Sarah Duncan of Dover won the $10,000 auction for the black Delaware 8-771 license plate.

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Ray Petrunich celebrates his winning bid for an offshore fishing trip.

Katie Frederick, right, and Charlie Moronski serve SoDel treats.

Enjoying the evening, Kathleen Jennings, left, and her husband David White.

Simon Gardner, 7, donated $2,500 to the American Heart Association. He had open heart surgery.

Enjoying the beautiful sunset are (lr) Tiffani Taylor, Dr Kirill Alekseyev and his wife Sophia and Erin Del Farno and her husband George W. Del Farno.

Enjoying a moment, Tracie Slade, David Morris and Lauren Rose of the American Heart Association.


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