A listener reached out and said " Louie please announce the following:
A benefit dinner will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 at St. Nicholas Hall, 764 Fifth St., for Youngstown Police Officer Vic Gasior, who is battling stage-three melanoma cancer.
Rust Belt Brewery will be serving, and entertainment will be provided by a disk jockey, clowns and Santa Claus. There will be a bounce-around, 50-50 raffle and basket auction.
The dinner will consist of pasta and meatballs, salad, rolls and cake.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 3 to 9. Takeouts will be available.
For tickets call Becky and Milton Gonzalez at 330-502-0236 or purchase them at the door.
I said, of course,of course.
I'd like to share with you what I've learned about Vic:
40 year old Vic Gasior, husband, father of two young children (3 and 5) our protector and defender, law enforcer.....was diagnosed with cancer last Christmas. Since beginning treatment, he's developed cataracts, lost over 95 pounds and is suffering - SOMEHOW with a smile.
Vic has fearlessly helped, protected and defended us, now Vic and his family need OUR help.
You need not take my words about Vic......
Chief of Police Rod Foley said, "Vic's courage over the past 8 months has inspired us all. We see every day, how he fights and perseveres through his treatment. He personifies what it means to be a father looking out for his children's future and disregarding his own personal trials".
Youngstown Police Officer, Former YPA President, as well as Vic's former long time partner and good friend, Sam Mosca said, "Vic is the most caring person that I know. He is a GREAT policeman, but an even better husband and father".
Anthony Villio said, "Vic is my best friend and I am so proud of the way that he has fought this battle, without complaint or self pit, and has kept his sense of humor".
Again, Friday (tonight) November 30th, from 5 to 9pm at St. Nicholas Hall, 764 Fifth St. in Struthers.
. For tickets call 330-502-0236 or purchase them at the door.
Please join me in showing your support tonight for husband, father, OUR protector and defender - this real 'mensch' VIC GASIOR