After her children were grown, Jacky Banks worked for several years at The LaComedia in the gift shop. She was involved in numerous organizations: Middletown Chamber of Commerce as Ambassador, American Cancer Society, Middletown Federation of Women’s Club, Sorg Opera, Arts in Middletown (AIM), Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Phi Beta Psi Sorority, and WHIMS.
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They have worked together with Middletown Chamber of Commerce, Middletown Area United Way, Middfest International, Junior Achievement, Middletown Community Foundation, Middletown Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Balloon Challenge, Middletown Wine Club, and Holy Family Parish.
They chaired the 2000 Charity Ball with Richard and Carolyn Parmer.
They have been married for 55 years and have six children and 19 grandchildren.
Andy and Lori Guyler will chair the event set for Dec. 2 at Miami University Middletown Johnston Hall-Miriam Knoll G. Center. This year’s theme is “Midnight Masquerade.” This event is black tie optional and open to the public.
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This year’s Charity Ball will start at 6 p.m. with registration and social hour with cash bar. Holiday music will be provided by Dick Watson and Jim McBride and new this year will be a photo booth. The sit down dinner starts at 7:15 p.m., provided by Kirsten Spicer, Two Women in a Kitchen. After dinner and the program, the evening will continue with music provided by “All the Right Tunes,” who will provide a broad selection of music for dancing or listening.
Attendees also will have an opportunity to play Black Jack, Poker, Big 6 and Horse Race that will be staffed by Middletown Knights of Columbus Council No. 1610 dealers. There will also be a raffle and silent auction items.
Those who want to attend may pay online: middletowncharityball.eventbrite.com or by check that should be made out to 97th Charity Ball and mailed to: Michael Clarey, 4722 Longford Drive, Middletown, OH 45042. Your check will serve as your reservation.