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Costumes for a cause at charity ball

10/31/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

Photos: Ken Crisafi
Photos: Ken Crisafi
AKRON — With $1,000 in prize money on the line for best costume, revelers at the 10th annual Halloween Charity Ball took dressing up to a new level. The Oct. 25 event at Tangier restaurant raised money for the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation and Community AIDS Network Akron Pride Initiative, according to organizers.

The evening’s big winner was Adam Rosenberger, of the Portage Lakes area, who is shown at right bottom in his “Cousin Eddie” costume. He won the top prize of $1,000 that was provided by Gavin Scott Salon and Spa.

Another contestant was Bruce Miller, of Ravenna, who is shown at right top in his Incredible Hulk costume. Miller was a finalist.

Attendees also enjoyed food, drinks and dancing throughout the evening.

Shown above is Akron resident Don McArdle, dressed as a chef, as he leads revelers in “The Monster Mash.”

During its 10 years, the ball has raised more than $150,000 for local charities, according to organizers. For more information, go to www.halloweencharityball.org.

— By Kathleen Folkerth

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