FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2009

CONTACT: M. “Peggy” Salisbury 908-771-5730;
Norma T. Sheld 908-771-5815


March 20th is Casino Night for the RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital Foundation


The RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital Foundation will magically transform Mt. Carmel Hall, 56 River Road, Berkeley Heights into an Atlantic City-style casino for a benefit on Friday, March 20th. The Casino Night’s games of chance feature blackjack, poker as well as roulette at regulation tables, all manned by professional croupiers. The event runs from 7 to 11 p.m.

Each individual receives $100 in gaming “money”, hors d’oeuvres catered by Delicious Heights, desserts fashioned and donated by Philip Serrani of Orange Sanitary Bakery and coffee for their ticket price of $50 per person (seniors $25 each). There will be a cash bar and additional gaming money may be purchased. Use your winnings to bid at the evening’s final event…a tricky tray auction. Some of the prizes you can bid on at the auction are: a wide screen TV; 3 days/2 nights in Las Vegas (air fare and hotel); a golf foursome at any of Union County’s public golf courses; a selection from Ashley Furniture, and tickets to professional sporting events.

“The goal of the RUNNELLS SpecializedHospital Foundation is to assist in creating a better quality of life for the patients and residents of RUNNELLS,” stated Union County Freeholder Chester Holmes, RUNNELLS liaison. “The Foundation’s immediate goal is to update the furnishings in the facility’s courtyard.”

Any individual or company may become an event sponsor. Sponsors will each have a sign displayed at the event, promoting your business or honoring a special person.

“If you would like to contribute prizes for the tricky tray auction including gift baskets, tickets and gift certificates; become a sponsor and order tickets, call (908) 771- 5803,” Freeholder Holmes added. “We look forward to hearing from you soon.”