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The Merakey Foundation’s Night of Laughter and Love lived up to its name on Thursday with performances by hilarious comedians and touching stories of recovery. The virtual venue did not seem to affect the delivery of comics Nicole Phoenix, David James, and headliner, Mary Radzinski who kept the jokes coming and brought the laughs. MC Beth Eisenberg provided great energy throughout the evening and conducted moving interviews with Jeff Pittner, Executive Director of Fresh Start Programs and individuals whose lives were changed by Merakey’s Fresh Start programs.

Sponsored by the Foundation’s Junior Board, the event raised over $10,000 for Fresh Start Recovery Scholarships. Dennis Massott, Program Director at Fresh Start, won the 50/50 raffle and donated back the proceeds to help the individuals in the program. Thank you so much, Dennis, and all who supported the show!