Family Connections event a success

To the Editor,

On April 27, 2013, Family Connections held its sixth-annual “There’s No Place Like Home” dinner-dance to benefit Brooke Place, Family Connections’ residential facility in Colliers for adolescent females.

The event was held at the Serbian-American Cultural Center in Weirton. Family Connections wishes to thank The Weirton Daily Times, Brooke County Review, Steubenville Herald-Star, Hancock County Courier, Weirton Chamber of Commerce and Top of WV for publicizing our event.

Thank you to auctioneer, Bennie Parr, who provided loads of fun and added to the event’s financial success, the DJ talents of Rico Johnson, and a special thanks goes out to our fund development auxiliary, chaired by Cathy Sobel and assisted by volunteers, Jean Bartholow, Joyce Heise, Gary Williams, Vicki Williams, Joyce Young, Linda Howell, Barb Glaspell, Carolee Lancaster, Brenda Ice, Sharon Manypenny and Sally Greathouse.

The success of this event is due to this group of hard working volunteers who provided many months of thoughtful planning, followed by a lot of leg work in order to accomplish a fun evening for everyone.

Finally, we thank the many businesses and individuals who contributed to the event and to the many people who came to the dance. We especially thank the following who contributed at our sponsorship levels: Hancock County Savings Bank at the Ruby Level; First Choice America Community FCU, Century 21 Greathouse Realty, Melody Roberts, Cathy Sobel, Gary and Vicki Williams at the Emerald Level; Dr. Saieed H. Saieed, Reimbursement Concepts, Jean and Rick Bartholow, Tom Zielinski at the Silver Level; and Dewey Guida at Dee Jay’s BBQ Ribs, Peggy Cartus, Mr. and Mrs. John Ashcraft, Bennie Parr, Robinson & Son Construction, Randy Swartzmiller, Nino Karras at the Serbian-American Cultural Center, Jo Goodman, Dittmar, Taylor & Makricostas, Lyle’s Auto, Weirton Medical Center, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sabia, Kathy Furbee, Koppers Industries, and James White Construction at the Yellow Brick Road level.

Our girls at Brooke Place are the direct benefactors and they thank you as well.

Joanne Dobrzanski, Executive Director

Chris Byers, Family Connections Board President