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An Evening of Celebration and Giving Back: Easterseals Hosts First Annual Wonder Ball Fundraiser

Story by Kirsten McWilliams for YRK Magazine

Easterseals of Western and Central Pennsylvania (ESWCPA) will host its First Annual Wonder Ball Fundraiser on Saturday, October 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Country Club of York. With support from presenting sponsor Rutter’s and sponsor YRK Creative, the ball, a whimsical nod to Alice in Wonderland, serves as Easterseals’ kickoff to its 100th anniversary celebration in 2019.

While tickets have sold out for the Wonder Ball, Easterseals still has a financial goal of raising $30,000 for this event that you can help the organization meet. You can contribute to ESWCPA in several ways.

“I would like to emphasize the importance of our 100th anniversary year,” ESWCPA development specialist Jessica Montour says. “During this historic year, folks can get involved as a sponsor, donor, volunteer or participant through one of our three fundraisers: Wonder Ball, Office Olympix, [and the] Golf Tournament.”

Learn how to volunteer, sponsor, or donate to this important event and future ESWCPA events by contacting Jessica at 717.747.3891 or

What’s Planned for the Wonder Ball

The Wonder Ball provides financial support for programs provided by ESWCPA to assist more than 2,000 individuals with disabilities and military families in the York region. These programs include therapeutic recreation camps for individuals with disabilities, camps for children of current and veteran military service members, autism social groups and community-based programs.

Wonder Ball attendees will enjoy a night of dancing, a seated dinner, cash bar and live entertainment including music by Codo Duo and The Famous Rumors Band. A variety of curious entertainment will be held throughout the night including roaming magic by George B. Ripley of Ripley’s Magic and bidding for silent auction prizes.

Adam McCallister and Rob Myers from McCallister & Myers Real Estate — two individuals who support many nonprofits and volunteer their time and talents where they can — will serve as event emcees. Robert J. DeSousa, State Director for Sen. Pat Toomey, will offer a keynote address detailing his career achievements in public service include serving as a Pennsylvania Army National Guard colonel and being awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. DeSousa is a proud supporter and former parent participant of Easterseals’ military children programs.

Easterseals and Its Impact

Since 1919, Easterseals has been an indispensable resource for more than 1 million people and families with disabilities and other special needs. Learn more about Easterseals impact and history.

The nonprofit not only provides disability and special needs services but also has programs serving veterans and military families, seniors and caregivers. ESWCPA provides programs and services in 47 Pennsylvania counties to ensure that people with disabilities or other special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Learn More About ESWCPA

Visit the ESWCPA website and Facebook page to discover more Easterseals events and learn more about its services and programs.

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