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Blessed Sacrament event benefits Bethlehem Project

Kim Stepinsky | for the Tribune-Review
(from left), Lisa Cooper Dudney, Board President, Bethlehem Project, Libby Bevilacqua, Secretary, Bethlehem Project, Carol Monyok, volunteer, and Rose Lee Metcalfe, Board member, Bethlehem Project, gather at the raffle drawing held at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg on Sunday, December 15, 2013, to benefit the Bethlehem Project.

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Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

On Dec. 15, the social following Mass in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg was more than just coffee and donuts and conversation.

It also featured a holiday raffle drawing to benefit the Bethlehem Project, a homelessness prevention initiative that partners with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg.

Surrounding a Christmas tree constructed of glittering green and gold ribbon were tables laden with baskets of goodies perfect for seasonal gift-giving. Bethlehem Project board members solicited the donations from area businesses, which responded generously with gift certificates and an array of merchandise suitable for recipients of all ages.

Clothes for baby. Purse for sis. Pizza for brother. Golf foursome and tool bag for dad. Pashmina scarf and body products for mom. Wine basket for Uncle Bob. Art books for Aunt Mary. Ceramics for Grandma. Tabletop humidifier for Grandpa. Gift certificates for friends and neighbors.

Pastoral Associate Sandy Kocian said the raffle is one of three annual signature fundraisers for the project. Others are a Father's Day raffle and a Labor Day 5K race.

Kocian gave a special shout-out to the organizing efforts of volunteer Carol Monyok for a successful outcome.

Seen in the parish hall: Cathy DeNunzio, Bonnie Seman, Glenn and Sara Thomas with Evan, JoAnn Hemminger, Bobby and Linda DeFrancesco, Joe and Gloria Eisaman, Gilbert and June Siard, John and Marge Wallace and Kevin Kuszynski; Bethlehem Project board members Lisa Cooper Dudney, Libby Bevilacqua and Rose Lee Metcalfe; and Monsignor Raymond Riffle, parish rector and managing direct of Catholic Charities.

— Shirley McMarlin

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