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  • Serenityl House - Black and White Masquerade Gala Benefit

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    Tim Schafer and Lynn Delorenzo of Tim Schafer's of Lake Norman served a beautiful autumn roasted pork loin.
  • Serenityl House - Black and White Masquerade Gala Benefit

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    Guests mingled about, some incognito in elegant black feathery masquerade masks.
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    Colorful feathered masquerade masks served as table centerpieces.
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    A framed autographed Delhomme jersey was among the silent auction items at the Black and White Masquerade Gala.
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    (lft-rt Julia Adney, 16, of Davidson Day School, Chelsie Sumner, 22, and Pooja Parikh, 19, both Davidson College students volunteer at Serenity House.
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    Trio of inspirational music by 'Sealed' (lft-rt) Cindy Stikeleather, Connie Dellinger, and Denise Cartner.
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    The cupcakes were black and white, even masked, at the Serenity House Annual Black & White Masquerade Gala. Cupcakes by 'Desserts by Dawn'.
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    Jenn Baxter found the perfect black & white gown for the event at Cache.
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    Jeff and Carrie Mendenhall - Jeff Mendenhall author of 'Your Economic Destiny' was the guest speaker.
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    Mary Lou Caplis, her daughter-in-law and Serenity House founder, Cheryl Pletcher.
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    Roasted Tomato Basil Shooter with a taste of grilled cheese by A Tasteful Solution of Davidson.
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    Each place setting had a small bag of change - part of the presentation by guest speaker, Jeff Mendenhall, author of Your Economic Destiny.

Black and White Masquerade Gala

Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

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Laura Mueller

Laura Mueller

Lake Norman resident Laura Mueller has been a photojournalist for more than 25 years, doing work for The Charlotte Observer, The Duke Endowment, Lake Norman Magazine, SouthPark Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Post and many other publications. Her many awards have included being named NC Press Photographer of the Year. Find her at www.lauramuellerphotography.com.

The cupcakes were black and white, even masked, at the Serenity House Annual Black & White Masquerade Gala. Guests mingled about, some incognito in elegant black feathery masquerade masks.

The fundraiser held Saturday, Nov. 19, at Mooresville’s Charles Mack Citizen Center, featured a silent auction, raffle, music by inspirational singers, 'Sealed,' and a buffet and dessert provided by more than 20 local caterers. Jeff Mendenhall, author of "Your Economic Destiny," was the guest speaker.

Serenity House end-of-life care home has been open for four years and has now served 100 terminally ill patients. The home, located in Centre Presbyterian Church’s manse, provides free patient care. It is supported by donations and grants.

Julia Adney, 16, a Davidson Day School student, started volunteering at Serenity House in January. “It’s such a great place. I feel like I’ve made an impact. It’s not often you get a feeling like that as a 16-year-old.” Adney and Davidson College students Pooja Parikh, 19, and Chelsie Sumner, 22, greeted guests as they arrived, selling raffle tickets for an amazing basket of chocolates by Amy Rivera of An Angel's Touch in Mooresville.

Cheryl Pletcher, Executive Director of Serenity House, spoke to the 160 guests gathered at the tables before her, “Serenity House is a work of faith. It takes a village of love.”

The evening raised over $16,000. The money will be used for operations of Serenity House, and we will continue to engage the Davidson community to locate a suitable house to get a new comfort care home started in 2012.

Details:
110 Centre Church Road
Mooresville, NC 28117
704-664-2004
www.serenityhousenc.org

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