The Canton Chapter of the Foundation For Community Betterment's
6th Annual ROCKTOBERFEST Event
WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
Record level attendance and amazing support by the community through sponsorships and donations will benefit their recipients in so many ways.
The Canton Chapter of the Foundation For Community Betterment's raised funds for three well deserving recipients.
The evening consisted of both live and silent auction tables and lively entertainment from Canton's new favorite local band Yankee Bravo.
There was delicious food from The Orange Trük and Zydeco Bistro, Creole/Cajun Inspired Mobile Restaurant food trucks,
Not to mention sweet treats from the Milk and Honey Ice cream,Canton Ohio truck!
The Canton Chapter of The Foundation for Community Betterment
Who they helped in 2013:
Friends of the Pound (FOTP) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that works with the Stark County Ohio Dog Warden to improve the quality of life of homeless puppies and dogs and increase their chances of rescue and adoption. FOTP has established a vet room and surgery suite inside the pound where most dogs are treated for infectious but treatable diseases such as ringworm, mange, and parvo. Because these conditions are contagious, the organization needs a negative pressure isolation room where sick dogs can be quarantined from the other dogs with no risk of air being shared between them. Funds raised at Rocktoberfest would help with the cost of this ISO room as well as a separate entrance and a dedicated water and drainage system.
A nonprofit Christian outreach organization, Hammer & Nails helps disadvantaged families with home repairs and property improvements. With a long waiting list of families requiring their services, the organization is in dire need of new power and hand tools; the money raised at Rocktoberfest will be used to replace over-used and worn-out tools.
North Canton resident Halle Land suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which cause cranial instability and dizziness, as well as other problems. Having endured multiple surgeries and physical challenges, Halle, who has a passion for mission work and volunteering with children, cannot have children of her own; she and her husband hope to adopt foster children. She currently needs a laundry room on the first floor of their home, as it is very difficult for her to carry laundry up and down steps. Rocktoberfest funds will help pay for the necessary remodeling to their home.
Here were the sponsors for this years event:
C. Massouh Printing Services
The Repository / CantonRep.com
CKP Heating & Cooling LLC
RG Smith Company - Sheet Metal, Concrete Foundations & Roofing
Interim HealthCare of Upstate, SC
United Grinding & Machine
North Neighbor News
The Deuble Foundation
(CLICK THE PIC ABOVE TO SEE PHOTOS BY WHAT'S UP OHIO OF THIS GREAT EVENT)