Proceeds from dinner to go to October parade

August 23, 2012 by  

Proceeds from a spaghetti dinner and fundraising event that was held on Sunday, August 19, will go towards expenses for this year’s Non-Violence Parade and Rally in Youngstown.

This will be the second year for the event and organizers made the decision to not charge participants to take part in the parade. As a result, various groups have been trying to raise funds for the occasion. Sunday night’s spaghetti supper and fundraiser ran from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Adults paid $7 each, while children aged 12 years and under ate for $4.

Youngstown schools, Sojourn to the Past, A.C.T.I.O.N, the City of Youngstown, and the YSU Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity are the groups involved in raising money through fundraisers and other efforts to support the event. Often, when fundraisers are held or attempts are made to collect donations, organizers will draw up a flyer, printing it and distributing it to local citizens throughout the community. In some instances, local printing companies may be used for such purposes. Banner printing and poster printing are also commonly used at fundraising events.

The non-violence parade will take place at 3:00 pm on October 7 in downtown Youngstown. It will be immediately followed by a rally in support of non-violence. Organizer Penny Wells was quoted as saying:

“We hope that as many groups, whether they’re businesses, civic groups, non-profits, churches would come and participate in the parade. We would just like to see as many people as possible participate in this non-violence parade.”