“Celebrating the Legacy,” Fatima Family Center’s annual breakfast on Nov.2, marked a legacy that spans almost a half century.
Nearly 350 attendees enjoyed breakfast, had chances to bid on more than 80 silent and live auction items and honored five longtime supporters of the center and Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood.
Honorees were Jacqueline Rogers-Overbey, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Harry Boomer, LuAnne Peters and Charley Faye Laury.
Rogers-Overbey is a lifelong Hough resident who is dedicated to the children, seniors and everything related to the neighborhood and the Fatima Family Center.
Boomer is a Hough neighborhood resident and WOIO Channel 19 reporter.
Peters is the Lexington Bell executive director and a 40-year Hough neighborhood activist.
Laury developed numerous sports programs for children in the neighborhood.
Established in 1973, Fatima Family Center provides programs and services for all ages, including cultural, leadership and development activities for children and youth, homework assistance, summer camp, field trips and recreational programs.
Fatima also provides adult services including parenting classes, computer lab, health screenings and a food pantry. Older adults can benefit from socialization activities designed specifically for them.
The center originally was a pastoral counseling and outreach ministry of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. It operates in a 26,000-square-foot facility developed by Catholic Charitie, Diocese of Cleveland, and dedicated in 2000.
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