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Local Benefit Raises Funds for Ministry In Delta, Colo.
Jim Labriola Nashville, TN - October 14, 2011 --  Comedian and television personality Jim Labriola will perform at the 14th Annual Good News Jail & Prison Ministry Banquet  in Montrose, Colo. this Saturday, Oct. 15. Proceeds from the event, emceed by Praise Him Ministries Founder Victoria Hearst, will go to benefit the ministry at Delta Correctional Center in Delta, Colo.

Providing chaplains to the world's jails and prisons for fifty years, the non-profit organization now has more than 371 staff chaplains, serving 111 U. S. institutions in 21 states and 20+ countries. From its inception, the ministry has been primarily funded by the gifts and donations of interested individuals, businesses, and churches, with occasional support from foundations and grants. The banquet in Montrose is designed to fund efforts at one of the ministry's multiple Colorado locations.

On Sunday, Oct. 16, Labriola will also give a private performance for the inmates at Delta Correctional Facility. He comments, "This ministry is one I believe in wholeheartedly. It is such a blessing for me to be able to share the gift of laughter with those who do so much for so many men. Humor is a great form of outreach, and I look forward to connecting with the inmates as well."

The 14th Annual Good News Jail & Prison Ministry Banquet will be held at Montrose Pavilion. Doors open at 5:00 pm and dinner begins at 6:00 pm. The evening will also include a silent auction. For reservations call 970.874.0216.

About Good News Jail & Prison Ministry:
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry is an organization that provides spiritually mature, equipped, and motivated Christian chaplains to serve in correctional facilities nationally and internationally. The purpose is to meet the spiritual needs of both inmates and staff through ministry that includes evangelism, discipleship, and pastoral attention, while facilitating other religious faiths within the guidelines established by law and the individual correctional facility. Good News was originally established in 1961 and is headquartered in Henrico, Va. For more information, visit www.goodnewsjail.org.

About Jim Labriola:
A favorite on the comedy club scene, guest star on multiple network sitcoms, and with motion picture appearances including Disney's "The Santa Clause," Labriola boasts a prolific career. In 1999, he dedicated his life to Christ and now travels nationally performing for churches as well as charity events, while speaking at business meetings and motivational seminars. Labriola's first CD project in more than 6 years, Heart Improvement released March 22, 2011 and features comedy bits about everyday life experiences, including heart attacks, what it was like going to church before he became a believer, and growing up in an Italian family.  For more information on Jim Labriola, visit http://www.hahajim.com and