Aim Women’s Center plans annual banquet

FINALIZING DETAILS — Victoria Fallon, executive director of the Aim Women’s Center at 248 N. Fifth St. Steubenville, and Jacob Konkolics, events coordinator for Aim, look over plans for the annual fundraising banquet, which will be held March 19 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. RSVPs are due March 5. -- Janice Kiaski

STEUBENVILLE — “Behold, I Make All Things New” will be the theme of the Aim Women’s Center’s annual fundraising banquet to be held March 19 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the dinner and program will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The dinner is complimentary, but an opportunity to make a financial gift will be extended. To RSVP by March 5 or for information on sponsoring a table, call (740) 283-3636; e-mail; or write to the Aim Women’s Center at P.O. Box 4365, Steubenville OH 43952. Attire is semi-formal, and the event is for adults only as seating is limited.

The featured speaker will be Anne Pierson, who along with her husband began the ministry of Loving and Caring out of a need “to help leaders and individuals in the pro-life community,” according to the Aim Women’s Center winter newsletter. The couple were founders, directors and house parents of a Christian maternity home. Anne is the author of “My Baby and Me” workbook series and numerous counseling and training materials. She has received numerous awards, including Heartbeat’s Servant Leader Award and 2011 Legacy Award, Care Net’s Dr. Harold O.J. Brown’s Sanctity of Human Life Award and the Angel of Adoption Award from the Congressional Committee on Adoption.

“Founded in 1987, Aim Women’s Center is the best first step for any woman who believes she might be pregnant and isn’t sure what to do next,” noted Victoria Fallon, the center’s executive director. “Aim Women’s Center believes every woman facing an unexpected pregnancy deserves the finest quality services, resources, information and counseling needed to navigate through her options at no charge,” she continued.

“The health and well-being of each woman is important to Aim Women’s Center. Through confidential pregnancy testing, ultrasound and STI/STD testing and treatment, their medical team can answer any questions a patient or family member might have,” Fallon said, adding, “In 2017, Aim helped more than 190 women get the answers they needed.”