Concert of Caring moves to new venue

Staff report

SIDNEY — Concert of Caring, the major fundraising event for the Northern Counties Office of Catholic Social Services located in Sidney, is moving to a new venue — St. Remy Hall in Russia. This special evening, benefiting programs in Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami, and Shelby Counties, will be held Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

The featured entertainment is a well-known Dayton-based band – This Side Up. Ticket holders for this dressy casual event are urged to put on their dancing shoes because this high-energy group offers a unique blend of music from all genres guaranteed to have guests singing along, getting up to move, having fun, and even playing the occasional air guitar.

Tickets for the 2016 Concert of Caring are $50 per person which includes table seating, dinner buffet, desserts, two drink tickets and the chance to bid on a variety of silent auction items donated by businesses, individuals, and local artisans. There will also be distinctive raffle items and other surprises throughout the evening.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and include signage, program recognition, and reserved table seating. The Headliner Level is $1,000 and includes 12 tickets with VIP seating. The Star Level is $500 and includes six tickets with Premier seating. The Artist Level is $250 and includes four tickets with reserved seating.

Proceeds from the Concert guarantee continued success of CSSMV services in the Northern Miami Valley. Services include counseling, early childhood intervention, parenting and adoption support in Auglaize and Mercer Counties, and all those services plus the RideLink call center and senior visiting in Darke, Miami, and Shelby Counties.

Support of this event could directly help preschool children develop positive social and emotional skills, counsel a teen facing choices about an unplanned pregnancy, give a person coping with depression a chance to work through problems, or provide support for an isolated senior or caregiver. The impact of CSSMV services are far-reaching and may just touch a family member, friend, or neighbor.

Committee chairmen for the 2016 Concert of Caring event are dedicated volunteers Kathy Nichol, Sue Shira and Dianne Sielschott.

Tickets can be purchased online at For more information, to become a sponsor, or to donate a silent auction item, contact Elaine Schweller-Snyder, Northern Counties Marketing and Development coordinator, at 937-498-4593 ext. 1141 or [email protected]

Staff report