Poughkeepsie Grand HotelDecember 28, 2014 11:00 AM
40 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Join his many friends, family and colleagues in laughter and affection for the inimitable MARK T. HOOPS How better to honor and celebrate such an amazing man than Brunch and a "Roast"? The Honoree encourages attendees to bring bricks, bats or roses. RESERVE YOUR BRUNCH TICKETS TODAY Note: all Event profits (beyond cost of meals) will go to the family to help defray medical and other costs of our recent heath crises. If you are unable to attend the Brunch but would like to donate to Marks medical fund, you can do so by going to http://www.gofundme.com/hoopsfamily
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