Derby for Dollars

Catholic Charities of Summit County held its Derby for Dollars event May 18 at Portage Country Club in Akron.

The night featured Father Leo Patalinghug of fatherleofeeds.com, a priest and professional chef who travels the world, cooking and preaching about the importance of families cooking and dining together. His bourbon sauce was a fiery hit.

Sister Ana Gonzalez spoke about the work of Catholic Charities and helping those in need. The Dominican Sister of Peace works for Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Conn.

Master of Ceremonies was Drew Horansky from WKYC (Channel 3). A dinner party for 10 with Diocese of Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez was auctioned.

Proceeds benefited the Basic Needs programs at Blessed Trinity Parish, Visitation of Mary Parish and Barberton Area Community Ministries, which include emergency rent and utility assistance, community hot meals and the food pantry.

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