Mercy Service League recently held its annual Celebrity Bartender Night at 91 Wood Fired Oven. Many turned out to support this very successful fundraising and friend-raising event, which will benefit Mercy Medical Center and its purchase of Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots. These robots are helping the hospital create the safest possible environment for patients, families and visitors. The featured local celebrity bartenders were Dr. Margaret Kobe, Dr. Badie Al Nemr, Paul Hiltz, Dr. Al Martello, Laura Miller, Angela Eggleston, Dane Lane, Tammi Colly, Mark Butterworth, Dr. Elizabeth Butterworth, Fonda Williams and Jeff Pike. A portion of all food and drink sales also benefitted Mercy Medical Center.
The Unique Club of Stark County is proud to announce the awarding of college scholarships to 10 exceptional Stark County recipients. These award-winners of Italian descent will receive $2,000 each for the 2018-19 academic year. These awards were made possible by the current Unique Club members along with the generosity of eight perpetual scholarship donors. The Unique Club is excited for the opportunity to continue its support of Stark County students of Italian descent for many years to come. The scholarship dinner was held in August at La Pizzaria.
With a great amount of jubilation, Pathway’s Whobilation Christmas in July Celebration was held at 91 Wood Fired Oven in Jackson Township. It featured celebrity bartenders City of Canton Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei, City of Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry, President of Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce Ted Herncane, Dave Waikem of the Waikem Auto Family and President of ArtsinStark Robb Hankins. A percentage of all food, gift card and drink purchases benefited Pathway during this event.
ABCD held its 45th annual Dinner Meeting featuring comedian George Wallace. A highlight was the presentation of the first Judith Barnes Lancaster Outstanding Community Service Award to the En-RICH-ment Program.
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.
The 13th annual American Red Cross Stark and Muskingum Lakes Chapter BASH was held in May at MAPS Air Museum. The event was put on by co-chairs, Betsy Sterling and Lisa Gaetano, Red Cross Stark and Muskingum Lakes chapter board, Red Cross volunteers and the Red Cross staff.
St. Michael School Men Who Cook fundraising event was held in February and featured 15 male chefs offering various small plates of delicious food. A silent and live auction also were part of the evening. During the course of the evening, the school raised more than $150,000 for school improvements and technology.
Art therapist Amy Hope provided an informative program on “Art for Health and Healing” at the Canton Museum of Art in April. Sponsored by Canton Fine Arts Associates, the program offered insights and examples of how art therapy can help heal various personal conditions, including veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The event included an interactive demonstration featuring art therapy, a Q&A session and a catered lunch.