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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/16/2013
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
The Banquet Center at St. Noel


The Thea Bowman Center, a non-profit organization serving southeast Cleveland’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, today announced its 11th Annual Dinner will take place from 6 PM to 10 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2013. The gala will take place at The Banquet Center at St. Noel, located at 35200 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills, OH.
“We’re looking towards an exciting future even as we celebrate our longstanding commitment to the community,” said Executive Director, Ella Thomas. “Dinner proceeds will fund critical new initiatives in the GED and Youth programs.”
Eleanor Hayes, a Director of Communications at the Cleveland Clinic, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Ms. Hayes, who spent her early years in Mt. Pleasant, is a multiple Emmy winning former channel WJW-TV 8 news anchor and Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee.
The Church of Saint Dominic, Shaker Heights, will receive the 2013 “Shining Light Award,” given in recognition of outstanding leadership in advancing the Thea Bowman Center’s mission.
The “Celebrate the Center” theme will also feature music, dinner, dancing, an open bar, and a silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $60. All proceeds will go to funding the center’s programs and outreach efforts. To purchase tickets call 216-491-0699 or visit the website: www.TheaBowmanCenter.org RSVP by November 1, 2013.

About the Thea Bowman Center
The Thea Bowman Center is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Mt. Pleasant community of Cleveland by providing food support, adult education, youth programs, and resource services. Since 1966, the center has been a mainstay of the community, where adults can come to further their education, kids have a safe place to learn and grow, and anyone can receive a warm nutritious meal.

Specifically, the center offers a food pantry and a buffet lunch on Saturdays; adult literacy, GED and computer classes; after school and Saturday youth learning activities; a Summer Youth Camp; and resource services through the Ohio Benefit Bank.

To donate or volunteer, call 216.491.0699 or visit www.TheaBowmanCenter.org