Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties as well as honorary event chairs George and Beth Sherwood invite the public to attend a night full of culinary delights and vintage fashion at the Ninth Annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser Nov. 20.
Proceeds from the event support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment in our community.
“We are honored to chair Goodwill’s fundraiser for a second year,” said George and Beth Sherwood. “The gala includes a vintage fashion show and fantastic auction items, as well as delicious food from area restaurants and specialty businesses. It is also a special evening as we recognize Jackie and Greg McDermott’s support of the Akron community during a celebratory toast. We look forward to the event and hope for a sell-out crowd to support Goodwill and the work it does in our community to help people find jobs.”
The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m., with a patron auction starting at 5 p.m. The event takes place at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway Street, in downtown Akron. The cost is $75 per person and $100 to $250 for Patron-level tickets
RSVP is encouraged by visiting www.tasteofvintage.com or by calling (330) 724-6995
Food tastings are offered by a variety of restaurants and specialty businesses including: Aladdin’s Eatery in Fairlawn, Ken Stewart’s Grille, Little City Grill, Nuevo Modern Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Robert J. – Events & Catering, Saffron Patch in the Valley, Silver Lake Country Club, The Bakery at Hattie’s Café, The Pearl Coffee Company, The West Side Bakery, Twiisted, University Catering, Valley Café and West Point Market.
Auction Items include: a two-person Goodyear Blimp ride; a private barbeque and skeet shooting party at Camp Manatoc in Peninsula, Ohio; a Disney family vacation package (two-bedroom condo, seven-day stay in Orlando, Fla., with one-day park-hopper passes for four to Walt Disney World); and a Sterling Jewelers diamond necklace, among other items.
Event sponsors include: Diamond – FirstMerit Bank; Gold – Signet Development, Ltd.; Gold Patron Table – Akron Children’s Hospital; Silver – SS&G; Bronze – Amer Insurance, BCG & Company/BCG Systems, Bober Markey Fedorovich, Carry Your Message™, Eric & Nan McClenaghan, Fifth Third Bank, J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company, Kim & Chas Schreckenberger, Meaden & Moore, National Machine Co., OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Roetzel & Andress and White Hat Management; Patron Table – Millennial Group, LLC; Table: Akron Bar Association, Akron Community Foundation, Boy Scouts of America Great Trail Council, GPD Group and S.C. Thomas & Associates, CPA; Media – Akron Beacon Journal, Akron Life Magazine and Rubber City Radio Group; In-Kind: Gavin Scott Salon & Spa, International Soap Box Derby, Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, Mayatux, Summit ReWorks and T-Mobile.
For information, visit www.goodwillakron.org or call (800) 989-8428.