Annual Voice of Hope dinner helps fund emergency aid

Staff report


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown will host its 15th annual Voice of Hope Dinner on Sept. 14 at the Maronite Center, 1555 S. Meridian Road.

Hors d’oeuvres, a Chinese auction and entertainment will begin at 5 p.m. A gourmet buffet dinner prepared by Mr. Anthony’s will be served at 6:30.

Local news anchor Stan Boney will serve as master of ceremonies.

Voice of Hope Awards will be given for work in charity and justice on behalf of disadvantaged people in the diocese.

Recipients are Dorothy Stoessner of Ravenna; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Warren; St. John School in Ashtabula; and Sister Edwardine Baznik of Louisville.

All proceeds from the event help to provide emergency assistance — food, shelter, clothing, utility assistance and essential medication — to families served by Catholic Charities’ agencies throughout the six-county diocese.

Tickets for the dinner are $75 with $25 tax deductible. They are available by contacting Nickole Baringer at 330-744-8451, ext. 323, or by visiting Catholic Charities’ website at

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