Catholic Charities Event Bids Farewell to Winter

Say goodbye to winter and hello to summer with Catholic Charities as they host Cheers to Summer! on Thursday, May 22 at the Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club, Spring Lake, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Catholic Charities’ programs in Monmouth County.

Cheers to Summer! will feature a marvelous gift auction and mega 50/50 raffle. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a dinner buffet, and dancing. Attire is country club casual; no jackets required. Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling Sue Medlin at (732) 747-9660, ext. 7100.

Cheers to Summer! co-chairs are Pat Durso, Middletown, and Virginia LaMorte, Colts Neck. Both Durso and LaMorte are also members of the Monmouth County Board of Catholic Charities.

Each year, hundreds of Monmouth County residents benefit from the support of Catholic Charities. The programs affiliated with Catholic Charities in Monmouth County include: Beacon House, Family Growth, Linkages, Monmouth Counseling Services, Project FREE, and Veterans’ Counseling. These programs provide support that assists adults and children, regardless of their religious affiliation, with housing, food, mental health, specialized childrens’ services, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services.

To date, several area businesses and families have committed to sponsoring Cheers to Summer! Red Bank-based Durso Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley is the Event Underwriter. Platinum Level Sponsors include Circle BMW, Ray Catena Family of Dealerships, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Griffin. The Gold Level sponsor is Ronstan Paper & Packaging. Silver Level sponsors include The Curchin Group, LLC and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Guyler. The following are Bronze Level sponsors: Amboy Bank, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Burriss, Circle Hyundai, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Donnelly, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Harter, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McEvoy, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Powderly, Saker ShopRites, Inc., Damian J. Sylvia Financial Solutions, Inc., Two River Community Bank, and Wiss & Company, LLP.

To sponsor Cheers to Summer! or support a program affiliated with Catholic Charities, call Sue Medlin at (732) 747-9660, ext. 7100.