Project H.O.P.E House's founder, Ray Piagentini, who is an honorary Lakota Sioux Tribal Elder conducted the ceremony with Joanne Balogh as the Master of Ceremony.

We appreciate any support that you can give us either through the purchase of a brick through our website, volunteering for this or any other function, or through your donation to Project H.O.P.E. House.

Light refreshments were served after the ceremony.

groupwipingofthetearsAttendees at the Wiping of the Tears Ceremony 

Wiping of the Tears Ceremony Joanne Balogh as Master of Ceremony 

wipingofthetearsAttendee at Wiping of the Tears Ceremony


We would like to update you on the Dylan Balogh Honor Garden's progress. In October 2020 many of you came to the dedication ceremony of the land and the naming ceremony for the garden. Construction plans are being finalized, we have begun receiving the commemorative bricks and we expect that construction will begin soon

We are on our way to completing an area of respite, repose, and reflection.