01/26/11 Monday afternoon Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter presented Annie Wojcik, Executive Director of the Heminger House Women and Childrenâ€™s Shelter with a check.Â The presentation represents the proceeds from the Mayorâ€™s Ball held November 22nd at Christoâ€™s Banquet Center.Â The â€śUnforgettableâ€ť evening included a fabulous meal including a number of delicious desserts to choose from, a cash bar, dancing and wonderful music by Dan Heath and the Paradise Band from Fort Wayne.Â
This was Mayor Senterâ€™s third Mayorâ€™s Ball.Â In 2008 Hospice and the Neighborhood Center shared the proceeds while in 2009 the Neighborhood Center along with Care and Share shared the funds raised.Â Proceeds from the 2010 affair were approximately $3,000.
Annie Wojcik said the funds would be used for operating expenses.Â She continued by saying, â€śFunds are getting real low right now so this is a huge blessing.â€ťÂ Â
The mission statement for the Shelter says:Â â€śHeminger House is committed to the elimination of domestic violence andÂ protection of victims of domestic abuse by providing a safe shelter to victims and families; educating, empowering and directing victims to relevant resources; advocating for improvement in law enforcement by addressing public policy and allocation of resources; improving societal intolerance of domestic violence through public awareness and education; and referring abusers to reputable, comprehensive services, while holding them accountable for their actions.â€ť
The 2011 Mayorâ€™s Ball is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th at Christoâ€™s Banquet Center.Â Mayor Mark will announce the beneficiary of this yearâ€™s event closer to it.