Canton Fine Arts Associates sponsored its sixth annual style show and luncheon in June. Titled “Sizzlin Summer Style Show,” the event was held at La Pizzaria Restaurant in Jackson Township. It featured fashions from Chico’s of Belden Village, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, live music and Janet Weir Creighton as a keynote speaker. Proceeds benefited the many worthy art-related projects of Canton Fine Arts Associates, a nonprofit affiliate of the Canton Museum of Art.
In February, the Josette Beddell Memorial Foundation hosted the eighth annual Wind Chime Ball to a sold-out crowd of 675 people at the Piazza at La Pizzaria in Jackson Township. The event raised $85,000 for women battling breast cancer in our community.
The Unique Club has been around since 1929 but was formally incorporated in 1957. Club members are professional men of Italian descent. They meet monthly at local restaurants, rotating among La Pizzaria, Papa Bears, Skyland Pines and Tozzi’s on 12th.
Quest Recovery and Prevention Services fundraiser event was held in June at La Pizzaria’s Piazza Room in Jackson Township. More than $108,000 was raised to benefit its School Prevention Program, serving 12 schools in Stark and Carroll counties, and residential housing programs.
The annual Affinity Medical Center Healthy Woman event took place in June in the Piazza Room at La Pizzaria. The event began with a free Women’s Health Expo followed by dinner, a runway-style fashion show and a keynote speech by Lisa Whelchel, who is a mother, author, health advocate, motivational speaker, finalist on the CBS hit “Survivor: Philippines” and childhood star from “The Facts of Life,” in which she played Blair Warner.
Amanda Roud and Ben Hughes met at Plain Local Schools, where they each teach (Amanda is a second grade teacher at Frazer and Ben is a history teacher at GlenOak). Their paths first crossed at the district convocation prior to the school year.
It didn’t take long after Ryan Davidson and Maria Stroia met for the couple to know they had met their soul mate. They met at a backyard barbecue and ended up talking for the entire evening. He sent her flowers the next day, and they went on their first date that same week.