Barb Fordyce and Vicky Sterling

Women of the Year Celebration

This year’s Women of the Year Celebration was held at the Gervasi Vineyard pavilion. There were 175 guests, who enjoyed a delicious lunch and music provided by a trio from the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

This year’s Women of the Year Celebration was held at the Gervasi Vineyard pavilion. There were 175 guests, who enjoyed a delicious lunch and music provided by a trio from the Canton Symphony Orchestra. 

Each year, the Junior League of Stark County presents two awards to outstanding female volunteers in Stark County. The Community Award recognizes a woman whose volunteer contributions have touched many areas of the Stark County community. The President’s Award recognizes a woman whose volunteer contributions have focused on a specific area: education, health and welfare, the arts or with a specific nonprofit affiliation.

Vicky Sterling was honored with the Community Award for more than 20 years of volunteer service to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, serving in many different roles including general chairman. Barb Fordyce, a Junior League sustainer, was honored with the President’s Award for her enormous contributions to the areas of health and welfare.