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Mahopac Dons Little Black Dresses for a Cause

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From left, Mary Ann Bonanni, Kristina Warova, Steve Anthony Kozminski, Corinne Stanton, Helga Stanton, Janine Lamb and Carina Evangelista Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Dave Butcher wore his little black dress proudly, which helped him raise $600 in sponsorships. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Jeannie O’Brien, Leanne Moody, Victoria Golebiowski and Anastasia Maxwell look glamorous in their little black dresses. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Sue Mescumeci, left, and Laura Aquino Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Volunteers Sophie Romero, Erin Fenster and Alexis Annabi, all 14, sell raffle tickets. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Larry Zacks, left, and Michael Simone volunteer for the wine balloon pop. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Lucy Gennusa, Gina Aurisicchio and Community Cares founder Amy Sayegh look their most fabulous for the fundraiser. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Doug and Diana Mullen are regulars at the Little Black Dress fundraiser. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Nancy Sorbella, left, and Mary Dechiaro Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Nicole Klammer, Karen McCarney, Maria Margiotta, Debbie O’Shea, Melissa Klammer and Diane Good have a great time for a good cause. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Caleb Schepart, and Temple Beth Shalom Rabbi Sarah Freidson Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Michelle Jones and her daughter, Emily Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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MAHOPAC, N.Y.— What first started off as a small party with a few women wearing their favorite little black dresses to support the Mahopac-based, not-for-profit organization Community Cares six years ago, has grown to become one of the most anticipated events in the area. On Thursday, May 11, some 300 people, both men and women, danced, mingled and raised money at the Little Black Dress Party, held at the Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac.

Community Cares, a nonprofit that supports families in medical crisis, helps parents with serious illnesses who have young children to care for. Its services include  meals from local eateries, wash and fold services from local laundries, and housecleaning services. Its mission is to help families manage normal daily routines while they work on more important things, mainly, getting healthy again.

The money raised through Little Black Dress’s sponsorships, tickets, raffles and silent auction items go toward providing services to Community Cares’ clients.

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