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Westmoreland County Heart Ball turns clubs into an 'Enchanted Garden'

Kim Stepinsky | for the Tribune-Review
(from left), Amy Heinl, of Glenshaw, National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association 'Go Red for Women', and Bud and Ellen Smail, of Hempfield Township, join Heart Hero, Cletus McConville, of Ligonier, at the 2013 Heart & Stroke Ball, 'Enchanted Garden', presented by tthe American Heart Association, Westmoreland County Division, held at the Greensburg Country Club on Saturday evening, March 16, 2013.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

For the 2013 Westmoreland County Heart Ball, the Greensburg Country Club was transformed into an “Enchanted Garden,” complete with gauze- and flower-clad “nymphs” welcoming guests.

Subtitled “Growing Hope for Heart Health,” the March 16 dinner, dancing and auction raised funds for the life-saving missions of the American Heart Association.

Enjoying the evening's spotlight was Heart Hero Cletus McConville II of Ligonier, a Pitt-Greensburg freshman who survived a still-unexplained full cardiac arrest during a high school class in April 2012. McConville credits swift emergency assistance and advanced hospital cardiac care for a quick recovery that, shortly thereafter, saw him performing the lead in Ligonier Valley High School's spring musical.

On his arm for the ball was girlfriend Shantel Burkholder. Also present were parents Cletus Jr. and Shawn McConville.

Another special guest was Amy Heinl of Glenshaw, accompanied by Greg Isner. Heinl is the national spokesperson for AHA's Go Red for Women campaign for women's heart health.

Seen from a long list of event organizers: Bud Smail with Ellen, Rich DeBone with Patty, June Anton, Wendy Anton, Karen Colbert andKelly Mullen.

Also on hand: Dr. Larry and Bonnie DeNino, Carol Ross, Pat and Jan Condo, Dr.Jason Cinti and Jennifer Miele, Dr. Carol Fox, Kevin andNoel Nowe, Pat and Joan Mananes, Paul and Diane Nickoloff, Don and Martie Pignetti, Tom and Karen Kohut, Donald and Rosine Dull, Dan and Elaine Barrett, John and Annette Barsic, Mike and Denise Lordi, Mike and Jennifer Storms, Cathy Sherman andKerry Mullen.

— Shirley McMarlin

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