Politicians expected to haunt United Way gala

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

If you ever thought city politicians were monsters, now is the time to find out for sure.

Mayor Fred Eisenberger and his wife Diane host their third gala event for the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton Oct. 29 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre starting at 6 p. m.

Called the Mayor’s Haunted House Party, Mr. Eisenberger is encouraging people to dress up and attend what is billed as a “ghoulish” party.

“It’s great for the community and great for the United Way,” said Janyce Robinson of the United Way. “People are encouraged to dress up, but costumes are not required.”

Tickets are $100, and for that you get an open bar, Marché-style dining, raffles, a DJ, costume contests, and best of all no speeches. Marche-style dining, said Ms. Robinson, is the sophisticated way of saying being able to mix and mingle with a plate of food you can pick up at various stations in the hall.

“People loved the idea,” she said. “You don’t have to be just at one table. People can walk around, mix and mingling.”

This is the third mayor’s sponsored United Way event, but the second “house party.” The first event was called the Mayor’s Gala.

Last year the party attracted over 400 people and raised about $60,000.

United Way officials would love to exceed those totals, but they understand that times are difficult.

“Whatever we can do would be great,” said Ms. Robinson. “This is about celebrating Hamilton.”

For tickets, contact Carmen’s at 905-387- 0007.

The United Way kicked off its 2009 campaign, pledging to raise about $4.6 million for Hamilton.

Politicians expected to haunt United Way gala

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

If you ever thought city politicians were monsters, now is the time to find out for sure.

Mayor Fred Eisenberger and his wife Diane host their third gala event for the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton Oct. 29 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre starting at 6 p. m.

Called the Mayor’s Haunted House Party, Mr. Eisenberger is encouraging people to dress up and attend what is billed as a “ghoulish” party.

“It’s great for the community and great for the United Way,” said Janyce Robinson of the United Way. “People are encouraged to dress up, but costumes are not required.”

Tickets are $100, and for that you get an open bar, Marché-style dining, raffles, a DJ, costume contests, and best of all no speeches. Marche-style dining, said Ms. Robinson, is the sophisticated way of saying being able to mix and mingle with a plate of food you can pick up at various stations in the hall.

“People loved the idea,” she said. “You don’t have to be just at one table. People can walk around, mix and mingling.”

This is the third mayor’s sponsored United Way event, but the second “house party.” The first event was called the Mayor’s Gala.

Last year the party attracted over 400 people and raised about $60,000.

United Way officials would love to exceed those totals, but they understand that times are difficult.

“Whatever we can do would be great,” said Ms. Robinson. “This is about celebrating Hamilton.”

For tickets, contact Carmen’s at 905-387- 0007.

The United Way kicked off its 2009 campaign, pledging to raise about $4.6 million for Hamilton.

Politicians expected to haunt United Way gala

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

If you ever thought city politicians were monsters, now is the time to find out for sure.

Mayor Fred Eisenberger and his wife Diane host their third gala event for the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton Oct. 29 at Carmen’s Banquet Centre starting at 6 p. m.

Called the Mayor’s Haunted House Party, Mr. Eisenberger is encouraging people to dress up and attend what is billed as a “ghoulish” party.

“It’s great for the community and great for the United Way,” said Janyce Robinson of the United Way. “People are encouraged to dress up, but costumes are not required.”

Tickets are $100, and for that you get an open bar, Marché-style dining, raffles, a DJ, costume contests, and best of all no speeches. Marche-style dining, said Ms. Robinson, is the sophisticated way of saying being able to mix and mingle with a plate of food you can pick up at various stations in the hall.

“People loved the idea,” she said. “You don’t have to be just at one table. People can walk around, mix and mingling.”

This is the third mayor’s sponsored United Way event, but the second “house party.” The first event was called the Mayor’s Gala.

Last year the party attracted over 400 people and raised about $60,000.

United Way officials would love to exceed those totals, but they understand that times are difficult.

“Whatever we can do would be great,” said Ms. Robinson. “This is about celebrating Hamilton.”

For tickets, contact Carmen’s at 905-387- 0007.

The United Way kicked off its 2009 campaign, pledging to raise about $4.6 million for Hamilton.