Stars Help Celebrate Hope Village Anniversary

Some of Hollywood's biggest names were in the Queen city on Saturday to help celebrate a huge milestone.

Hope Village for Children, founded by Meridian native Sela Ward, is celebrating 10 years of caring for abused and neglected children in this community. Ward and her "CSI: New York" co-stars walked the red carpet at the MSU Riley Center on Saturday evening. The co-stars said they are impressed with Hope Village and its mission.

"It was pretty amazing," Carmine Giovinazzo said. "It's a whole community. They have everything that a kid needs to you know, be ready to get out into the world and make that transition, which is amazing."

Hope Village provides an emergency shelter, residential group home, a transitional program, and foster parent recruitment and training.


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