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SCRANTON - The wearing of medieval costumes and masks to the upcoming Children's Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania's (CAC/NEPA) Masquerade Ball Oct. 27, is strongly encouraged.

Organizers of the event invite the public to immerse themselves in an evening of magic, royalty and fun at Camelot Restaurant and Inn, 17 Johnson Road, Clarks Summit, 6 to 11 p.m., while helping raise money for the CAC/NEPA, Scranton, which provides services to children and adolescents who have been sexually and/or physically abused and/or neglected.

According to Elizabeth Pascal, CAC/NEPA, development coordinator, the CAC/NEPA provided services to 843 children from Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2011, and the center anticipates serving more than 1,000 children by the end of this year.

So support from the community is essential, said Pascal.

She added, Since the mission of the CAC/NEPA is, ultimately, about hope and truth telling, the notion and image of Camelot (a symbol of hope, truth and of loyalty to another above self) is particularly appealing.

It speaks to our vision of a community where children are heard, supported and safe.

Planning for the masquerade event was conducted with the support of volunteers and student interns.

Tickets for the event are $70 for adults and $35 for students. This includes an evening with a complimentary cocktail hour; drink specials, live music/DJ, prizes for costumes, complimentary Tarot card readings by Angie Scalzo, roving entertainment, musical selections performed by University of Scranton students, a buffet menu of chicken, rice pilaf, Mediterranean vegetables and pasta with an assortment of sauces and cake, coffee and tea for dessert.

A selection of brews will be provided by Oskar Blues Brewery, Colorado. A cash bar will also be available.

Seating is limited, but tickets will be available at the door.

Reservations can be made by calling 570.969.7313.

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