Catholic Social Services event to be held Oct. 20

SIDNEY — Concert of Caring, a fundraising event benefiting the Sidney Office of Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Lehman Catholic High School in Sidney.

Entertainment for the fifth annual Concert of Caring includes the Cincinnati Steel Ensemble, guitarist Danny Schneible, and the Dayton-based band This Side Up.

Admission to the event is $50 per person and includes reserved table seating, open bar (beer and wine), dinner, entertainment, and the chance to bid on a variety of silent auction items donated by businesses, individuals, and local artisans. Auction highlights include original artwork by local artist Mike Behr, tickets for the Notre Dame vs. Florida State football game, a party suite for a Dayton Dragons game, a romantic package at the Inn of Versailles, Kendra Scott jewelry, a 3-month membership to the Shelby County YMCA, an OSU rug, a golf package featuring local courses, gift cards, and a number of fall décor items.

Bishop Joseph Binzer of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will celebrate the Catholic Mass for event attendees in the Lehman Chapel at 5:00 p.m.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and music by the Cincinnati Steel Ensemble, a 13-piece steel pan band directed by Michael Wendeln. Wendeln is a native of Piqua and a 1999 graduate of Lehman Catholic. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m., catered by The Spot restaurant and accompanied by local guitarist Danny Schneible. The featured band – This Side Up – will take the stage from 8 to 11 p.m. to provide a variety of music for dancing and high-energy fun.

Proceeds from the annual Concert of Caring guarantee continued success of CSSMV services in the Northern Miami Valley. Those programs include counseling, parenting and adoption support in Auglaize and Mercer Counties, and all those services plus the RideLink Call Center and senior visiting and food deliveries in Darke, Miami, and Shelby Counties.

Committee members for the 2018 Concert of Caring event are Emily Goubeaux, Dianne Sielschott, Irene Stonebraker, Jenny Weber, Kim Custenborder and Kathy Cavinder.

Limited seats are still available. Registration deadline is Oct. 15. To register, go to For more information, contact Elaine Schweller-Snyder, Northern Counties Marketing and Development Coordinator, at 937-498-4593, ext. 1141 or