A private tour and explanation of the Canton Museum of Art’s exhibit “Elijah Pierce: An American Journey” was the focus of the Canton Fine Arts group’s January luncheon. Led by museum director Max Barton, the program explored the artist’s history and personal inspiration, plus a look at the actual handcarved wooden panels.
In October, Middlebranch High School celebrated its 65th class reunion at Papa Bear’s in Jackson Township. The class originally consisted of 50 classmates. Twelve attended the reunion, some with their spouses.
Phoenix Rising Behavioral Healthcare & Recovery hosted its second annual Masquerade Ball at the Historic Onesto Hotel. The evening was filled with fun and elegance. The Voodoo BBQ served a delicious meal, and DJ Larry Thompson entertained the crowd.
The fifth annual One Bite Taste Event took place in October at the GentleBrook Event Center in Hartville with 300 guests in attendance. Local restaurants, caterers and bakeries were featured, and bloggers Collyn Floyd and Lisa Dalpiaz of Two Amused Bouches and Alecia Bencze of Ohio Wanderlust were in attendance to enjoy the tastes of the township and surrounding area.
The Women’s Board of Aultman Hospital hosted its seventh annual fashion show, Angels on the Runway, Fashion for a Cause in November at the Cultural Center, led by co-chairs Judy Minton and Darlene Schuring. More than 280 guests were in attendance.
The Mercy Service League held its 2017 Harvest Ball in October at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Mercy staff president, Ronald Crock, M.D., and Stark County sheriff, George Maier, served as honorary chairs, and Barbara Frustaci and Kathleen Prasnal served as Mercy Service League event co-chairs.
The 46th annual Christkindl Markt fundraiser that benefits the Canton Museum of Art added celebrity programs for the first time this year. In addition to the more than 100 artists exhibiting and selling their handcrafted artwork, complimentary programs by media celebrities Robin Swoboda and Andre Bernier were offered for guests.
The CCDS Parents Association sponsored Night at the Races. This event captured all the suspense and close-up action that re-created the atmosphere of being at the racetrack. The event included a reverse raffle, dinner and drinks.
Coming Together Stark County held its 19th annual Awards Gala in October at La Pizzaria in Canton. Many local people and organizations were honored with awards. Coming Together Stark County is the only organization in Stark County with a purpose of promoting inclusion, diversity and dignity for all people.