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.
North Canton resident Barbara Smith shared her collection of Dear Jane Civil War quilts at the Canton Fine Arts Associates March luncheon. Held at the Canton Museum of Art, the program included many quilts related to the renowned historic Jane Stickle 1863 quilt, as well as others in her collection. Guests enjoyed a catered lunch.
East Central Ohio Pilots Association (ECOPA) held its annual spring awards banquet in March at Skyland Pines. The speaker for the evening was Jack Waters, who was a naval aviator and is now an experimental test pilot for The Boeing Co. His topic was “The NEW Edge of Aviation.” He shared his insights, lessons learned and real-life anecdotes on the factors that are driving the future of aviation. The purpose of ECOPA is to promote general aviation through safety seminars and social events.
In March, the 26th annual Celebrity Cuisine hosted by Atlantic Food Distributors and The Tri-County Restaurant Association to benefit Community Harvest, a program of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, brought a record-breaking crowd to the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
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