Chasco Coronation Ball in Support of Blind Babies
Annual Chasco Coronation Ball
This black tie event kicks off the Chasco Fiesta by crowning the two leaders from the community as our new King Pithla and Queen Chasco. Proceeds from the ball help fund our Early Intervention Blind Babies Program and our Children’s Activities.
This year’s event was held on April 5, 2013. Congratulations to Sandy & Victoria Barley for being crowned as the 2013 King & Queen. Congratulations also to the ball organizers and supporters. The event was a huge success–everyone had fun and together we raised a sizable amount for services. Thanks to the ball committee, the attendees, our sponsors and donors, we have almost reached our fundraising goal for this year’s babies and children’s programs. A recap from the 2013 event is forthcoming. The ball slideshow is now available on our photo gallery page.
The 2012 Black Tie Event
The 2012 Chasco Coronation Ball was held on Friday March 23rd at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. Cindy Ewald was crowned Queen Chasco and Bob Memoli was crowned King Pithla. The Honorees were nominated by their peers for their untiring service to the west Pasco community and to people in need.
Cindy Ewald was nominated by The Rotary Club of New Port Richey where she is an active member and has served on multiple committees. She serves on the Boards of Directors of the PACE Center for Girls, Leadership Pasco, and the American Cancer Society and is a member of the Community Service Council of West Pasco. She was named the West Pasco Board of Realtors 2009 Hometown Hero, was the 2009 Honorary Governor of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, received Greater New Port Richey’s 2007-2008 Recognition of Support and last year was named Rookie of the Year by the Rotary of New Port Richey and Affiliate of the Year by the West Pasco Board of Realtors.
Bob Memoli was nominated by The Center for Independence and The Rotary Club of Seven Springs. He is an active member of both organizations and has served in various leadership roles with each. He is on the Boards of Leadership Pasco, the Center for Independence and the Lighthouse. He is the current Chairman for the Pasco Education Advisory Council for the Take Stock in Children Foundation and has assisted the American Cancer Society and the Junior Service League with their fundraising activities. He has won many community service awards including Top Rotarian of the Year 2009, Commendation for Contributions 2008, Dedication Award, and the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Outstanding Community Service Award.
The annual Chasco Coronation Ball benefits the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. This year’s proceeds will be used to support the Lighthouse’s Babies and Children’s Programs.
The Babies Program, for children from birth to 5 years old and their parents, provides early intervention for babies born with a visual impairment. The program focuses on sensory development to teach children to explore the world without sight.
The Children’s Program, for children from ages 5 to 13 and their parents and siblings, helps children who are blind and visually impaired to meet their developmental milestones. This program provides children with social and recreational opportunities to increase their confidence, social skills development, and movement skills.
The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind Lighthouse would like to express its thanks to all the sponsors of this event and to the community for their support. Please visit the following links to learn more about the ball: