NORWICH – Catholic Charities hosted its 4th annual ‘Celebration of Women’ at the Howard Johnson Ball Room in Norwich on Thursday. Nearly two hundred people attended the event, which included a number of local business and non-profit organizations.
“This year the turn out was better than we’ve ever had. Each year it keeps getting bigger and bigger, we can’t wait until 2008,” said event organizer Maggie O’Connor, CVDV Senior Advocate. The event was part of a national campaign to promote awareness of the rights of crime victims and the services available to them.
Many local business volunteered to join the event, most of them offering free services and reduce prices on merchandise. Some business that offered free services to anyone at the event, such as haircuts and makeovers, included, Shana Jaycox, Esthetician, Nellie Valashinas and The Executive Image Hair Salon.