Taste of Vintage 2012 Pre-Event News Release

Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc.

570 E. Waterloo Road  •  Akron, OH 44319  •  www.goodwillakron.org
Phone: (330) 724-6995  •  (800) 989-8428  •  Fax: (330) 786-2504



Contact:  Brenda Baum, Communications Manager
Office Direct:  (330) 786-2519,  bbaum@goodwillakron.org



AKRON, Ohio— October 29, 2012— Event chairs Mark and Sue Whitlam invite you to attend a spectacle of vintage fashion and culinary delights at Goodwill Industries’ annual Taste of Vintage benefit to be held Thursday, November 15 at Quaker Station (135 S. Broadway St., Akron) beginning at 6:00 PM. “Please join us in celebrating Goodwill’s 7th Annual Taste of Vintage while honoring Don and Cindy Misheff for their dedicated community service.  Each year this event has grown in popularity through the fun it puts into fundraising.  Along with great auction items and great food, this event has one of the finest fashion shows this side of New York which is presented by WONE and WQMX radio hosts Tim Daugherty and Sue Wilson.  Be sure to attend this truly entertaining fundraiser and gala which supports Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment”.

Food samplings will be offered by a variety of restaurants and specialty businesses including:  Great Harvest Bread Company & Cabot Creamery, House of Hunan, Little City Caterers, Pearl Coffee Company, Robert J. – Events & Catering, Rock Fresh, Saffron Patch of Akron, Schumacher’s Restaurant  at Quaker Square at the University of Akron, The Bakery at Hattie’s Café, The Stew Pot Kitchen, The West Side Bakery, Tito’s Mexican Grill, University Dining Services at The University of Akron, and West Point Market.

Samples of auction items include a Blimp Ride certificate for two for a flight on The Spirit of Goodyear; a Thomas Arvid limited edition painting including a rare vintage bottle of Cakebread Cellars wine; a Disney Dreams package (a seven-day stay in the Marriott Harbor Lake villa in Orlando, Florida– April 28, 2013–May 5, 2013; with one-day park-hopper passes for four to Walt Disney World Theme Park); one-half carat total weight diamond pendant with necklace from Sterling Jewelers valued at $1,499; a one-night stay in the African Queen Suite at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH; and much, much more!

Event Details: Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. @ Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron, $50/person and $100 for Patron level tickets ~ RSVP at www.tasteofvintage.com or by calling 330-724-6995.

Thanks to event sponsors –  Gold Patron Table: Ernst & Young; Silver: OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., W3 Wealth Management Group, Bronze: BCG & Company, Bober Markey Fedorovich, Fifth Third Bank, J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company, Meaden & Moore, Roetzel & Andress, SS&G, Welty Building Company, Inc., White Hat Management; Patron Table: First Energy Corp., Nan & Eric McClenaghan, Table: Charter One Bank, GPD Group; Media: Akron Beacon Journal, Rubber City Radio Group; In-Kind:, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Shulan’s Jewelers, The Green Room Spa and T-Mobile.

About Goodwill Industries
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 and Medina Counties. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and contract services division. For more information about Goodwill, visit www.goodwillakron.org or call 800-989-8428.      ###