“The day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” —John Adams, July 3, 1776
The Massillon Woman’s Club sponsored its annual Rose Luncheon in June at Five Oaks Mansion. Designated as a major fundraising project of the club, the Rose Luncheon was chaired by Dianne Day with Dee Welch and Nancy Merryman as co-chairs. The luncheon featured floral decor with fresh roses, a delicious menu, musical entertainment by soloist Lorna Parks, plus door prizes and raffles. All proceeds will benefit the preservation and restoration of the historic Five Oaks Mansion, built in 1894.
Canton Fine Arts Associates held its annual volunteer recognition luncheon in May at Arrowhead Golf Club. Organized by member Sue Wise with the theme “Hats off to Volunteers,” the luncheon recognized the many outstanding efforts of volunteers during the past year. A nonprofit affiliate organization of the Canton Museum of Art, Canton Fine Arts Associates also installed its newly elected officers for the upcoming year. Immediate past president Susan Bennett served as the installing officer for the ceremony.
Vintage amusement park rides. Three pools. Picnic pavilions and outdoor party shelters. Playgrounds and ponds. Miniature golf and batting cage facilities. An amphitheater for musical performances and dramatic productions. And, of course, concession stands serving cotton candy, cool beverages and grilled food.