Homeless shelter helped by disco
by Sam Matthews
Mar 18, 2013 | 3652 views | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staying alive
Jeanette Pombo Marcucci (from left), Damien and Lisa Vergez, Megan Marieiro and Gabri-elle Arnaudo get into the mood during the Saturday, March 16, Disco and Donating fundraiser for McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter.  Sam Matthews/Tracy Press
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Dancers in disco outfits, including some vintage bell-bottom trousers, shared the dance floor with couples in more modern attire Saturday, March 16, in the Portuguese Hall.

About 300 people danced to music played by Greg Wallace of Elite DJ during the Disco and Donating fundraiser for the McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter.

A steak dinner prepared by Mike Bacchetti accompanied live and silent auctions that benefit the homeless families that stay at the house.

Shelter director Armenia Pereira said McHenry House served 411 people, including 248 children, in 2012. At least seven families are housed and fed there at one time.

Vince Marchini, president of the shelter, said an open house scheduled for May 1 will mark the 25th anniversary of the founding the facility.

Jeanette Pombo Marcucci served as chairwoman of the committee that planned the fund-raising evening.

• Contact Sam Matthews at 835-3030 or shm@tracypress.com.

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March 18, 2013
I couldn't avoid reading this after seeing that first pic. The woman on the right in the first shot is by far the most beautiful I have ever seen on TP.

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