September 30, 2011
Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispana Americana Inc. will have its 39th annual gala Oct. 28 at Mr. Anthony’s, 7440 South Ave., Boardman. A cocktail hour is set for 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30, then dancing. The event will include a 50-50 raffle and a basket auction. Lydia Esparra-Truhan will be mistress of ceremonies, and volunteer Virginia Hernandez and Marie Torres will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to OCCHA. Cost is $50 per person. Payment must be received by Oct. 14 and sent to the attention of Maria Olverson at OCCHA, 3660 Shirley Road, Youngstown 44503. This year’s committee is, from left, Rita Lopez, Virginia Hernandez, Sara Cuevas, Miriam Ocasio, Maria Olverson, Margarita Santiago and Mary Isa Garayua. OCCHA is a non-profit organization that aims to identify problem areas in the Mahoning Valley’s Spanish-speaking community and establish programs to address those.