A group of like-minded community members are continuing their work to make Tiffin a peaceful place to live and work.
To help support Nonviolent Tiffin, Project Peace and Pax Christi, a fundraising even will take place, “Dining in Cherry Blossom Park.”
The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. — with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. — March 21 at The Chandelier, 151 S. Washington St.
Tickets are $35 per person or $250 per table of eight.
Tickets can be purchased at Great Lakes Ace Hardware, Rodgers Flowers, Simply Susan’s and Napoli Pizza, or by calling (567) 230-0229.
Nonviolent Tiffin, Project Peace and Pax Christi together host four events a year for the community.
The dinner will be a fun event that will feature favorite foods of presidents, historic reenactors, activities, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Entertainment will feature pianist Mimi Johnston and a Theatre Showcase by Heidelberg University’s School of Music and Theatre.
According to Sr. Paulette Schroeder, member of Nonviolent Tiffin, Project Peace and Pax Christi, This fundraiser will help over 1,000 Seneca County children and young adults.
The fundraiser will help fund programs at the Tiffin Midel School, Bridges Community Academy, Seneca Youth Center and others to teach students how to handle conflicts and bullying; through meditation and yoga, on how to stay away from drugs and deal with depression and anger; and to help assist with those in recovery from drug addiction to build supportive relationships.
“My hope is that Nonviolent Tiffin can make a difference in our area by building relationships based on dignity and respect for all,” Sr. Jackie Doepker, member of Nonviolent Tiffin, said.
Doepker said she has been inspired by the women of Crossweah who during the annual Christmas dinner said they “want to ‘make it’ when they complete their programs, but will need support and assistance from others to be successful.”
“One of our hopes is to find ways to assist them by helping them find the right connections,” Doepker said.
Member of Nonviolent Tiffin Erin Wolph said she hopes through the organization new members are welcomed to help continue the work being done and to promote peace which will then lead to safer communities.
“It is important that we value and consider both ourselves and others,” Wolph said. “The meaning in our lives grows as we learn to take responsibility for one another and the world. We all need someone. We are not wired to be alone.”
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