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Catholic Charities Dinner at Solomon P. Ortiz Center

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

The Ortiz Center was packed Thursday night, as hundreds of your neighbors attended a fundraising banquet for Catholic Charities here in the Coastal Bend.

The dinner reportedly raised a significant amount of money for the Corpus Christi Diocese.

Entertainment included a performance by Elisabeth von Trapp. Her grandparents actually inspired the classic movie, "The Sound of Music." Earlier in the day, she toured the Mother Teresa Day Shelter.

"I have been visiting more churches and communities, and watching how faith-based activity and work and vision is making a difference for the rest of the community, for the towns or cities," she said. "And I just sing songs that encourage the heart and soul and mind of anyone listening."

The dinner has become an annual event here in Corpus Christi.