For Immediate Release

Disability nonprofit, Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania presents the 2023 Wonder Ball – The Great Gatsby

September 22, 2023

Media Contact:
Colleen Felentzer

Disability nonprofit, Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania presents the

2023 Wonder Ball – The Great Gatsby

York, PA, September 21, 2023:  Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania (ESWCPA) is  pleased to announce the 2023 Wonder Ball on October 21, 2023, from 5:30 - 10:00PM at Wyndham Garden York.

The Great Gatsby, which immediately calls to mind images of the 1920’s, flappers, feathers, fun and hope, will be the theme of the Wonder Ball this yearThis is ESWCPA’s premiere fundraising event and helps individuals of all ages who face physical, mental, emotional, and/or intellectual disabilities and their families. Proceeds will help Easterseals provide therapeutic recreation/camping and adaptive sports opportunities, as well as Military children and family services and sign language interpreting services in York and other area communities.

Unless you have a time machine, visiting a real speakeasy in the Gatsby era is something you won't be able to tick off your bucket list. While you may never know the thrill of drinking questionable bathtub gin with the constant threat of a police raid, you can enjoy an evening that gives a nod to an era of hidden entrances and secret passwords. Guests will take a step back in time and will enjoy live period music, engage with various thematic activities, enjoy auctions and raffles, refreshments and a free drink.  There will be a cash bar. This is a great opportunity for attendees to go back in time and enjoy the roaring 20’s, all while helping those with disabilities and other special needs achieve independence and reach their full potential.  

Adam McCallister and Rob Myers, of McCallister & Myers Real Estate Services will be returning as emcees for the evening, bringing their unique style and love of community to the event. Joining Easterseals for the night’s program will be 2023 York Ambassador, Maggie’s Mother, Jen Allen.  You can read Maggie’s story here -

What:                           2023 Wonder Ball -The Great Gatsby

When:                          Saturday, October 21, from 5:30 pm-10:00 pm

Where:                         Wyndham Garden York - 2000 Loucks Rd, York, PA, 17408, US

Entertainment:            The evening will include - Served Dinner, Music & Dancing with DJ Brian Dade from Strouse Entertainment, Charleston Dancing Lesson from the Lady Birds, Watch Me Shine Photo Booth, One Free Drink Ticket & Cash Bar and Silent Auction.  Formal/1920s attire is recommended but not required. 

Sponsored By:            McCallister & Myers Associates, VFW Post 2493, Glatfelter Insurance Group, Rutters Children’s Charities, York College of Pennsylvania, York Traditions Bank

“At Easterseals, the very heart of our mission is to build a more inclusive world, one that ensures those with disabilities are welcomed and provided with every opportunity to succeed. And a big part of that is helping members of the disability community find sports and recreation outlets – because we believe that participation in activities can be an essential part of living a full, happy and independent life,” states Lori McCan, Vice President, Development.


Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania is leading the way to 100% equity, inclusion, and access for people with disabilities, families, and communities. For over 104 years, Easterseals has been and will continue to be the indispensable resource concerning disabilities for our community.

The Wonder Ball supports individuals with disabilities and military families in Central Pennsylvania.  Programs include therapeutic recreation camps for individuals with disabilities, camps for children of currently serving and veteran service members, autism social groups, community-based programs, and sign language interpreting services. 

For more information on Wonder Ball visit  If you are interested in being a sponsor of this event, please contact Colleen Felentzer at

Questions?  Call Colleen Felentzer at 412.281.7244 ext. 1263 or email  For more information on ESWCPA and those we serve, visit  or find us on Facebook at

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