The St. Vincent de Paul Society based at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Alton has been helping those in need since the Civil War era. The group relies almost exclusively on donations from parish members at the end of weekend services, but the group is reaching out to the community for support this Saturday.
Organization President Dale Henderson says they have a nice event planned for March 15 in the community center of the church on State Street:
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The event is this Saturday from 8:30am to 4pm, and then later in the evening, there is a special 7-course dinner being prepared by Henderson and his volunteers as an additional fundraiser. Tickets are limited and are $40 each. For information, call 462-6902.