‘Woman of Distinction’ addresses Care Net crowd

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

BROCKPORT – Sister Diana Dolce of Rochester, right, was the keynote speaker during Friday’s banquet for the Care Net Pregnancy and Family Center, which is based in Albion. She is greeted by State Sen. George Maziarz and his wife Beverly.

Maziarz in 2007 sponsored Dolce as “Woman of Distinction.” She was honored in the state capitol.

Dolce founded Hope Hall in the Town of Gates in 1994 to provide an opportunity for “at-risk” children to become successful lifelong learners. Serving grades 2 through 9, Hope Hall offers a non-threatening, creative atmosphere built on core values and beliefs, including integrity, respect and compassion. Dolce serves as the school’s principal.

Denise Burris of Albion, right, picks up a painting she won in an auction at the banquet. Care Net staff Joceyln Wilson, left, and Sharon Sugar handle the sales for the silent auction.

About 300 people attended the Care Net banquet at Brockport State College. The center is based in Albion in the former Lipton’s office at 111 West Ave., across from McDonalds. The center offers pregnancy testing, fetal development information, limited ultrasounds and testing for the sexually transmitted infections chlamydia and gonorrhea.