Youngstown choir to perform for Pope at Vatican

The Youngstown Connection choir hosted a fundraiser to help pay for their trip in June

The Youngstown Connection choir hosted a fundraiser to help pay for their trip to the Vatican.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – People from across the Valley gathered on Sunday for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to support The Youngstown Connection choir.

The choir was selected to travel to the Vatican in June to perform in front of the Pope and sing during Mass.

Founder and Director Dr. Carol Baird said the group of singers has taken their show around the world several times before.

“We’ve been to nine countries…this will make our tenth. China, we were at the Berlin Wall when it came down, that was when we first started, the World War commemoration of World War II, the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. We’ve done a lot of events around the world, but this is a biggie. This is probably our biggest one.”

Baird said they are still a couple thousand dollars short of their goal. They’re hoping Sunday’s event, along with a few more donations, will help them reach it.

For more information on The Youngstown Connection, visit their website or Facebook page.

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