Fashion & Food Get Top Billing at Goodwill Taste of Vintage


AKRON, Ohio — Oct. 8, 2014 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties as well as honorary event chairs George and Beth Sherwood invite you to attend a night full of culinary delights and vintage fashion at the Ninth Annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. 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. The gala includes a vintage fashion show, fantastic auction items as well as delicious food from area restaurants and specialty businesses,” said George and Beth Sherwood. “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.”

Event Details
Date: Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. Patron Reception
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Taste of Vintage
Location: Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron
Cost: $75 per person and $100 – $250 for Patron level tickets
RSVP: or by calling 330-724-6995

Food Tastings
Food tastings 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
A sample of the 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); a Sterling Jewelers diamond necklace; and much more!

Event Sponsors
Thank you to the event sponsors – 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.

About Goodwill Industries Serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland Counties
The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation that helps individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland & Richland, the agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. For more information about GIA, visit or call 800-989-8428.


Jennifer Bako
(330) 786-2519