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John Mastroianni & Jim Altman Selected as Special Guests for Mayor's Charity Ball

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John Mastroianni & Jim Altman Selected as Special Guests for Mayor's Charity Ball

The Mayor's Charity Ball 2014 promises to be the event of the year, and two special guests will be making an appearance at the gala. John Mastroianni, Director of Bands at Hall High School and CT's 2014 Teacher of the Year, will be this year's Guest of Honor. Another special guest will be Jim Altman of FOX CT, who will be acting as Auctioneer.

Mr. Mastroianni has been teaching at Hall High School for 15 years. An accomplished saxophonist and composer, he previously taught at New York University, Albertus Magnus College, and New Canaan High School. He also acts as an adjunct jazz faculty member at the University of Connecticut, and leads his own 16-piece orchestra for which he composes music. "Mr. Mastroianni has been a regular volunteer at The Mayor's Charity Ball, and we are thrilled to have him as our Guest of Honor this year," said Tracy Flater, executive director of Playhouse on Park. Mr. Altman joined FOX CT in 2005, and co-hosts the weekly travel segment "Daytrippers". He has received numerous Emmys for his reporting, most recently Best Feature Reporter and Outstanding News Writer. He supports many charitable causes, and has acted as emcee for several fundraisers.

The Mayor's Charity Ball, West Hartford's signature event, will take place on Saturday, May 10th from 6pm - 12am. Join Mayor R. Scott Slifka for an amazing night of fun benefitting HopeWorks, Inc. and Playhouse on Park. The event is held under the grande tent on the green at West Hartford's Town Hall. Individual tickets and tables are now on sale at www.TheMayorsCharityBall.org. Tickets are $175, tables of ten are $1750. If you purchase a table prior to April 10th, you can purchase 10 for the price of 9 for a cost of $1575. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, sit down dinner with wine, silent/live auctions and dancing are included in the ticket price. Dinner is provided by Max's Catering, music by Eight to the Bar. The event is black tie. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.TheMayorsCharityBall.org or call 877-439-2929.


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