New venue, same values: The 111th Charity Ball takes place this December

Kimberly Berk is presented by her father, Robert, during the 2012 Charity Ball

Kimberly Berk is presented by her father, Robert, during the 2012 Charity Ball

The 111th Charity Ball, presented by the Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital, will make its grand entrance at E.J. Thomas Hall on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.

Twenty-four debutantes will be presented at the annual cotillion in recognition of their parents’ and grandparents’ volunteer contributions to the community. The 2013 Ball marks the first in many years that it takes place outside Goodyear Hall.

“We’re continuing to uphold our time-honored traditions – from the presentation, dresses and first dance to the elegant décor and the history wall,” says Cyndy Myer, event chairperson. “But, we’re also extremely excited to introduce new things, as well.”

The evening will feature an updated timeline and dinner format with assorted cuisine selections, intimate table settings and seating throughout the lobbies of the hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The debutante presentation will take place at 7 p.m., with dining and dancing to follow.

“These are just a few of the many new ways we’re catering to our guests,” says Myer.

To continue the commitment of service demonstrated by their families, the debutantes also participated in a service project for Project Linus. The national non-profit organization makes and then donates homemade blankets to children in the hospital or others in need. This year’s debutantes spent a day making blankets to give to Akron Children’s Hospital patients.

“The whole idea of the Charity Ball is based on service to the community,” says Myer. “There’s always something you can do to make people’s lives, our hospital, or our community, better. And it’s our hope that these girls will continue in the endeavors set forth by their parents and grandparents.”

2013 Debutantes


Kelsey Nicole Baumgardner
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Baumgardner (Tracie)

Claudia Maria Behrens
Daughter of Ms. Kelley Ann Behrens

Megan Joy Dunphy
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dunphy (Cheryl)

Julia Anne Geiger
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Geiger (Valerie)

Allison Marie Griffith
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.K. Griffith (Amy)

Melanie Frances Harvey
Daughter of Mrs. Sheila L. Harvey and Mr. Robert S. Harvey

Katelyn Elizabeth Hissong
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hissong (Amy)

Megan Lynn Klamert
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Klamert (Margaret)

Sarah Therese Kornick
Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey J. Kornick (Sandra)

Maria Francesca Locastro
Daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Locastro (Jeanne)

Olivia Margaret Lombardi
Daughter of Mr. Marcus M.Lombardi and Ms. Mary Klakulak

Abbe Elizabeth Marchetta
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Marchetta (Kimberly)

Allison Elizabeth Martin
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Martin (Karen)

Barbara Dilley Martucci
Daughter of Mr. Brian Martucci

Madison Taylor McIntyre
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. McIntyre (Kay)

Madeline Grace Medkeff
Daughter of Mr. Daniel E. Medkeff and Mrs. Barbara Stamatis

Olivia Lee Musci
Daughter of Mr. John G. Musci and Mrs. Barbara Ball Musci

Elizabeth Matina Papas
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Papas (Katarina)

Kassandra Ann Pawuk
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Pawuk (Bonnie)

Sierra Grace Radik
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Radik (Shelley)

Kelly Elizabeth Robson
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Robson (Ann E.)

Morgan Yu Rong Schroeder
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brad S. Schroeder (S. Renee)

Audrey Elizabeth Sheeks
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sheeks III (Laura)

Adrienne Rose Trecaso
Daughter of Ms. Christina Carter Trecaso

The 111th Charity Ball takes place this December
Publication: Children's Progress
Issue: Fall

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