Goodwill Announces Taste of Vintage Event and Honorees


AKRON, Ohio — May 7, 2015 — Goodwill Industries serving Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland Counties as well as honorary event chairs George and Beth Sherwood are pleased to announce the 10th Annual Taste of Vintage gala fundraiser is on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. In addition, the event will honor James and Julie Merklin for their support of the Akron community.

“We are excited to lead the efforts in celebrating this event’s 10th year anniversary as well as the contributions James and Julie Merklin have made in our community,” said George and Beth Sherwood. “The gala includes a vintage fashion show, fantastic auction items as well as delicious food from area restaurants and specialty businesses. We are planning for a sell-out crowd to support Goodwill and the work it does in our community to help people prepare for, find and retain employment.”

Event Details
Date: Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015
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 330-786-2573

Proceeds from the event support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.

Event Sponsors To Date
Thank you to the event sponsors – Diamond: Bober Markey Fedorovich; Gold: Akron Children’s Hospital; Silver: Eric & Nan McClenaghan; Bronze: BCG & Company/BCG Systems, Fifth Third Bank, FirstEnergy Foundation, FirstMerit Bank, J.C. Whitlam Manufacturing Company, Kim & Chas Schreckenberger, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Roetzel & Andress and The Lefton Group, LLC; Bronze Program Partner: Akron Bar Association; Media: Akron Life Magazine and Rubber City Radio Group; In-Kind: Consolidated Solutions, Gavin Scott Salon & Spa, Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, and Summit ReWorks.


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