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August 15, 2006 > Sisters promote multicultural community

Sisters promote multicultural community

by Sisters promote multicultural community

This weekend, the Sisters of the Holy Family invite you to support their ministries while enjoying a four-course dinner, auction and showcase.

The Palmdale Spectacular IX takes place this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dedicating this year's event to the "cultural world in which we live and work," the day will be filled with performances representing traditional Irish, Chinese, Portuguese and Italian cultures, among many others. One of the main attractions will be three performances by local vocalist Sharon de Sousa.

The silent auction will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 4 p.m. Dinner will begin at 4:30.

Anyone looking for a less pricey item can attend the silent auction and find such treasures as Venetian lamps, chocolate baskets, wine and art during the silent auction. If you're looking for something a bit more extravagant, then make your way to the live auction where you can bid on a weekend in Tahoe, a weekend in Santa Cruz and even a diamond necklace.

The Sisters are offering the opportunity to preview all of the items the day before from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Appetizers will be shared during that time and attendees will be able to buy a ticket to the Palmdale Spectacular as well.

Linda Micciche, director of development for Sisters of the Holy Family, hopes community members will attend not only to have what is sure to be a great time, but also to give a little something back to the organization that has done so much for the Bay Area. "The sisters were founded in the Bay Area and they have been a part of so many communities," said Micciche. "Everything was donated for this event so all the money will go toward their ministry."

As Micciche said, the Sisters of the Holy Family were founded in the Bay Area in 1872 by Elizabeth Armer. Today, there are now chapters in Hawaii, Nevada, Alaska, Texas, Utah, South Dakota, Arizona and Missouri.

The sisters focus their service on families, children and the poor. They offer grief counseling, hospital chaplaincy, religious education programs and childcare, among others.

Palmdale Spectacular IX
Sunday, August 20
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse
159 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 624-4500
http://shf.sitestreet.com/1/Home.html

 
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