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Dining with Diakon - Eastern Pennsylvania event raises more than $125,000 for adoption program

Fogelsville, Pa. (November 7, 2014)

Dining with Diakon - Eastern Pennsylvania event raises more than $125,000 for adoption program

Vai Sikahema, left, guest speaker for the recent Dining with Diakon – Eastern Pennsylvania event, congratulates guest chef, Attorney Robert J. Hobaugh, Jr., of Stevens & Lee, who raised more than $10,000 in the event’s chef challenge. Overall, the event raised more than $125,000 including the $40,000 raised by guest chefs.

The 6th annual Dining with Diakon - Eastern Pennsylvania raised more than $125,000 to support the services of Diakon Adoption & Foster Care.

“Thanks to everyone who attended our event featuring former Philadelphia Eagle Vai Sikahema as guest speaker," says Dawna Trump, Diakon's event manager. Several hundred participants enjoyed Sikahema's presentation as well as food prepared through the guest chef challenge.

The $125,000 proceeds included some $40,000 raised by the guest chefs who participated in the event. Robert J. Hobaugh, Jr., Esq., of Stevens & Lee, event VIP sponsor, raised more than $10,000 in his chef challenge and took home "Top Chef" honors.

The seventh annual Dining with Diakon – Eastern Pennsylvania event will be held Oct. 14, 2015, at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, Pa. It also will benefit Diakon Adoption & Foster Care.