14th Annual Disability Ball - Nov. 3, 2017

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The Riverfront Ballroom at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Del.,
once again was sold-out for the 2017 Disability Ball.

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Dr. Despina Wilson, IRI executive director,
delivers a moving tribute to her predecessor,
 Larry Henderson, founder of the Disability Ball
.

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Dr. Wilson welcomes Delaware Attorney General
Matt Denn, honorary chair of the Disability Ball.

Frank Holloway, one of two winners of a free ticket
to the 2018 Disability Ball, receives his ticket
from Planning Committee Member Cindy O'Connor.

Once the tables were cleared the music began
and the dancing started.


WHYY-TV Anchor/Reporter Shirley Min and
her cameraman, Paul Parmelee, filmed the event
for
First, Delaware's public media newsmagazine.
Click here to watch the broadcast.

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A group photo is the perfect souvenir of the Ball.

Attending the Disability Ball is a wonderful way
to catch up with old friends.
Master of Ceremonies Sky Brady assists
the Ball flag-bearer, Shelley Troupe. . .



. . .while the guests sing the National Anthem.


The menu for the evening included Crusted Chicken Breast,
Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Mascarpone Cheesecake.


2107 Disability Ball King and Queen
Michael McCaffrey and Nicole Jones.

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The floor was crowded, but there's always room to dance.

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DJ Sky knows the right blend of music to keep the fun going.

One final farewell hug and looking forward
to next year's Disability Ball.