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Philadelphia
Senior Center (PSC), and host sponsor EXIT REALTY "The Waterfront
Group," honor NBC 10 Anchor/ Consumer Reporter Tracy Davidson at the
"6th Coffee Cup Exhibition and Reception." The event will take place
on Thursday, May 14, 2009, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, at City Hall, Broad and Market
streets, Philadelphia, PA. The Exhibition will feature functional pottery,
culinary-themed mixed media, and handmade jewelry by artists from Philadelphia
Senior Center, the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial and the Clay Studio. All
work is for sale, with PSC receiving thirty percent of the proceeds. The event
will also feature lavish hors' d'oeuvres, desserts, coffee, wine, beer, live
music, and a silent auction.

NBC
10 Anchor/ Consumer Reporter Tracy Davidson will be honored for her work on
behalf of older adults in the Philadelphia region. At NBC 10, Davidson has
informed consumers, especially seniors, about consumer reports and trends,
scams and dangerous products. Most recently, Davidson visited PSC to educate
seniors about the transition to digital television. Davidson also volunteered
with PSC to successfully raise funds for a new air conditioning system in 2008.

Frederick Hart, from Frederick Hart Entertainment, will serve as
the master of ceremonies. Live musical entertainment will be provided by the
Josh Machiz Trio. A silent auction will feature airline tickets from Southwest
Airlines, a weekend in Washington D.C. at the Holiday Inn Capital, an overnight
at Caesar's Pocono Resorts, and four club box seats to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Classic Cake Company will provide dessert. Beer will be provided by the
Philadelphia Brewing Company. Coffee will be provided by Starbucks. Cheese will
be provided by Whole Foods Market.

Proceeds
from the "Exhibition" will help keep seniors independent in their
homes and communities. Funds will help provide financial management services,
housing services, counseling, emergency assistance funds, weekly classes and
activities, and daily meal service. PSC serves 5,000+ seniors each year through
three branches, home-based services, and in the community. PSC provides 70,000
meals a year, and 80 classes and activities a week.

"Many
of our clients need help to find housing, get out of debt, work with creditors,
or pay their utility bills. They turn to us for emergency cash assistance,
counseling and daily meal service," said Kory Aversa, Senior Development
Officer. "For thousands of seniors, these services are not a luxury, but a
necessity. The Coffee Cup Exhibition makes these services possible for 5,000
clients and members."

The
"6th Coffee Cup Exhibition and Reception" is presented by the
Philadelphia Senior Center, with support from exclusive host sponsor EXIT
REALTY "The Waterfront Group." Other corporate sponsors include Cozen
O'Connor and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

Tickets
to the event are $75 per person, and $55 for seniors 55 and older. Sponsorships
begin at $25. To make a reservation or donation, contact Senior Development
Officer Kory Michael Aversa at (215) 546-5879, ext. 277.

 

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