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Still Growing Strong: Announcing the Kick-Off of Marrakech's 6th Annual Gala & Auction

Still Growing Strong: Announcing the Kick-Off of Marrakech's 6th Annual Gala & Auction

Marrakech Inc., a non-profit organization that provides a wide range of educational, employment and housing programs and services to children and adults throughout Connecticut, will host its 6th Annual Fall Benefit Gala & Auction at the Woodbridge Country Club in Woodbridge, Connecticut at 6:00pm on Saturday, November 4, 2006.

Woodbridge, CT (PRWEB) October 13, 2006

Marrakech Inc., a non-profit organization that provides a wide range of educational, employment and housing programs and services to children and adults throughout Connecticut, will host its 6th Annual Fall Benefit Gala & Auction at the Woodbridge Country Club in Woodbridge, Connecticut at 6:00pm on Saturday, November 4, 2006.

This year’s Gala, which coincides with Marrakech’s 35th anniversary, is a black-tie optional event, and will feature a cocktail reception, dinner dance and live and silent auctions. With the goal of raising much needed funding to support its programs, proceeds from the Gala will go towards respite, summer camp and education, as well as other programs provided by Marrakech that are unfunded.

“This year’s Gala celebrates an important milestone for Marrakech, as we celebrate thirty-five years of providing support to people with disabilities and others throughout Connecticut,” stated Marrakech Executive Director, Frank McCarthy. “The Gala is not only an important fund-raising event, but also an ‘awareness raising’ event, as we continue our commitment to our mission of raising expectations and changing lives for our 1,600 children and adults.

The Gala will feature a live and silent auction with a host of items to be up for bid. This year’s auction items include wines from around the world, jewelry, small appliances, gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, signed sports and celebrity memorabilia and more. Additionally, a raffle for a variety of items including a mountain bike donated by Quantum Financial Partners will be held during the Gala.

Over 200 guests, including title sponsor Citizen’s Bank, as well as guests from Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Connecticut Mental Health Center, Orange Fence & Supply Company, Inc., and Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC are expected to attend.

This year’s honorary Gala chairs, Emma and Joe Cuzzocreo, family owners of Orange Fence & Supply Company, Inc., and the parents of two Marrakech consumers, have experienced first hand the multitude of programs and services that Marrakech provides. “Marrakech was there for our sons and our family when we needed them, and now we are here for Marrakech and are willing to give back in any way we can,” said Emma Cuzzocreo. “The Gala is an ideal way for the local community to share in a festive evening while supporting programs that assist children and families of disabled children and others in need.”

About the Gala:

The Marrakech 6th Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at the Woodbridge Country Club at 50 Woodfield Road, Woodbridge. The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with a preview party and open wine bar for sponsors, benefactors and patrons, followed by cocktail reception at 7:00pm and dinner at 8:00pm. Jazz band, Lot 49 will be the musical guest for the preview party. Tickets for the Gala are $150.00 per person. All guests will be able to enjoy a martini bar hosted by Grey Goose and will dance to the music of The Bernadettes after dinner.

Patron tickets are available for $200.00 per person and patron tickets include admission to a preview party and open wine bar for sponsors, benefactors and patrons, beginning at 6:00 pm. To purchase Gala tickets or for further information, contact Lindsay Foster at 203- 389-2970, ext. 1060. For media passes and interviews, please contact Debbie Koke at 914-536-7557. 

About Marrakech:

Marrakech, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of human services to children & adults throughout Connecticut. Founded in 1971, Marrakech established the first halfway house in Connecticut for women with mental retardation. They have continued developing programs and services which are located throughout the State of Connecticut encompassing support to people with a wide range of disabilities, families with complex needs, youth who are at risk, and people without disabilities who are economically disadvantaged.

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