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Ron Haskins to address CAO dinner Friday

The Community Action Organization of Erie County will present its 48th annual anniversary Award Dinner & Celebration at 6 p.m. Friday in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

This year’s theme is “Reinvesting. Rebuilding. Renewing.”

The keynote speaker is Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution.

The event also will include an awards program for 15 high school scholarship winners and a recognition ceremony for this year’s outstanding corporate, community and faith-based partners of the agency.

Tickets are $50 per person. To make reservations, contact Yvonne Hairston at 881-5150.

CAO serves tens of thousands of low-income residents each year through a network of more than 50 locations across Erie County, providing programs and services to help individuals and families toward self-sufficiency.