Fashion & Food to Get Top Billing at Taste of Vintage Fundraiser

AKRON, Ohio — Oct. 2, 2013 — Goodwill Industries and honorary event chairs George and Beth Sherwood invite you to attend a night full of culinary delights and vintage fashion at the 8th Annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.  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 this truly entertaining fundraiser and gala for Goodwill that 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 for us as we honor the achievements of our dear friend, Jerry H. Welty, for his dedication to the Akron community during a special toast.  We look forward to the event and hope for a sell-out crowd to support the great work Goodwill does in our community to provide the job training and assistance needed to give individuals a hand up and not a hand out.”

Event Details
Date: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
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: Ken Stewart’s Grille, Little City Grill, Papa Joe’s, Pearl Coffee Company, Robert J. – Events & Catering, Saffron Patch of Akron, Schumacher’s, Silver Lake Country Club, The Bakery at Hattie’s Café, The Orange Trük, Tito’s Mexican Grill, Valley Café and West Point Market.

Auction Items
Samples of auction items include a four-person Blimp Ride certificate for a flight on The Spirit of Innovation; a private swim party for 50 at Camp Manatoc Aquatic Center in Peninsula, Ohio; a Disney Dreams package (a seven-day stay in the Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Condo in Orlando, Fla.,  Feb. 28 – March 7, 2014; with one-day park-hopper passes for four to Walt Disney World Theme Park); a round of golf for four at Portage Country Club; and much more!

Event Sponsors
Thank you to the event sponsors –  Gold: Signet Development, Ltd., Welty Building Company LLC; Silver: National Machine Co., OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., SS&G, W3 Wealth Management Group; Bronze: BCG & Company/BCG Systems, Bober Markey Fedorovich, Fifth Third Bank, FirstMerit Bank, Eric & Nan McClenaghan, J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company, Meaden & Moore, Myers Industries Lawn & Garden Group, Roetzel & Andress, and White Hat Management; Gold Patron: Roger & Judy Read; Table: GPD Group; Media: Akron Life Magazine, Rubber City Radio Group; In-Kind: Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts, Gavin Scott Salon, Mayatux, Summit Reworks and T-Mobile.

About Goodwill Industries of Akron
Goodwill Industries of Akron 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, and Richland, the Akron-based agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International, and a United Way agency in Summit County. 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.


Contact:    Jennifer Bako
(330) 786-2519