Melissa Lombardi, Mary Frances Sliman, Sarah Sliman, Jessica Luckino and Alyson Sliman

Junior League of Stark County Gala

The Junior League of Stark County Gala was held in March at the Barrette Center at Walsh University. It is the major fundraiser for this all-women’s organization.

The Junior League of Stark County Gala was held in March at the Barrette Center at Walsh University. It is the major fundraiser for this all-women’s organization. Proceeds from the annual gala support the Junior League’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. This year the major project was with the Boys & Girls Club of Massillon and its “Be Great: Graduate” program. Junior League’s goal was to provide opportunities to develop and enhance skills of the youth to secure long-term, sustainable futures.

The gala consisted of a live and silent auction, raffles and casino-style gambling as entertainment. There were about 240 attendees, and $40,000 was raised that evening, not including sponsorship money. It was one of the most successful galas the Junior League has had!