Fundraiser for Catholic Social Services to be held at Versailles K of C

Staff report

SIDNEY — The fourth annual Concert of Caring, a major fundraising event for the Sidney Office of Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Versailles. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the annual event guarantee continued success of CSSMV services in the Northern Miami Valley counties of Shelby, Miami, Darke, Auglaize and Mercer. These programs include counseling, early childhood intervention, parenting and adoption support and senior services.

The dressy-casual evening begins with a dinner buffet catered by K’s Catering in Versailles at 7 p.m., followed by desserts, and music and dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. There will be over 60 silent auction items of varying values, including UD basketball tickets, a stay at The Inn of Versailles, Bengals’ tickets, OSU items, Country Concert VIP passes, an office chair, exquisite purse and scarf sets, a First Four basketball package, original artwork and wood crafts, wines, a mystery dinner, and more! There will also be special raffle items including a “basket of cheer,” a lottery tree and a 24-inch LED television.

This year’s featured entertainment is Dave and Rae, a popular four-piece group from the Indianapolis area. Ticket holders are urged to bring 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, and having fun.

Committee chairmen for the 2017 Concert of Caring event are dedicated volunteers Kathy Nichols, Dianne Sielschott, and Irene Stonebraker.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased from a committee member, online at, or at the door. For more information about the event, contact Elaine Schweller-Snyder, Northern Counties Marketing and Development Coordinator, at (937) 498-4593 ext. 1141 or Support of the 2017 Concert of Caring could counsel a teen facing an unplanned pregnancy, give a person coping with depression a chance to work through problems, help a preschool child develop positive social and emotional skills, or provide companionship and help for an isolated senior or caregiver. The impact of CSSMV services are far-reaching and may just touch a family member, friend or neighbor.

Staff report