Since his election, Mayor David Roefaro has held a charity ball to benefit a local organization or agency. The first ball was held for the Utica Public Library-- in the library itself.
This year the ball will be held Saturday, January 29th at the Radisson Hotel Utica Centre for the benefit of the Stanley Theatre's Arts in Education Institute, founded in Utica in 1988 and directed for many years by Barbara Andrews. The Institute brings dance, music, theate and the visual arts into Utica City School District classrooms.
Last week Mayor David Roefaro, with the help of a couple dozen students at Hugh R. Jones Elementary, unveiled the news.
A total of $100,000 state dollars had been withheld from the institute this year, hindering their efforts, but the mayor promises next year, students will see their beloved programs back in full-swing.
For ticket information, you can contact city hall at (315) 792-0100 or the Stanley Theater at (315) 724-4000.