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10th Annual Martinis and Manicures to Benefit Red Cross

(Monroe County, PA) September, 23, 2013 – On Wednesday October 2, 2013, from 5 to 8 P.M., the Garden at desaki will host the 10th Annual Martinis and Manicures, a free fundraising event to benefit the American Red Cross of the Poconos. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and sushi (provided courtesy of desaki), a cash bar, a Tiffany and Co. auction and a free runway show by The Apple Tree on Main. The Spa at Mount Airy will also provide mini manicures for $20.

State Representatives Mario Scavello and Rosemary Brown will serve as auctioneers for the Tiffany & Co. items, which include: a Tiffany blue flat pouch, Heart Tag toggle necklace and bracelet, double heart tag pendant, Tiffany 1837 circle bracelet and Plaid Martini glasses. Local celebrities will appear in the fashion show, including ESU President Marcia Welsh Ph.D and TV 13 Manager Kim Bell.

Admission is free. To register for limited $20 VIP seating, visit

About the American Red Cross:

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Northeast Pennsylvania Region, 2200 Avenue A, Bethlehem, PA 18017, or any one of the local Red Cross chapters.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.