Stow-area fundraiser a success

February 27, 2014 by  

February 1 brought a tasty success for the Tallmadge Lion’s Club, which held a fundraiser on that date.

The event was the club’s second annual Celebrity Chefs Gala, which took place at Stow’s Roses Run. It raised $4,000 for the Lions, which was $1,000 more than was raised at last year’s inaugural event.

The day of the gala was cold and wet, but 15 local chefs did not let that deter them from cooking their specialties and serving them to an appreciative audience, who then voted on the dishes. The winner was Carol Martin, who came up with a Mashed Potato Bar.

In order to claim the title, Martin triumphed over a number of Tallmadge officials and businesspeople. Among those whose dishes lost to Martin’s were Tallmadge’s mayor, Dave Kline, who made ham and cheese sliders. Mike Householder, the assistant principal of Tallmadge High School, made a chicken masala.

Among the projects funded by the Tallmadge Lions are vision screenings for young children, which they provide in partnership with the Greater Akron Lions Eye Care Program at the local level, and with St. Vincent Charity Hospital Eye Clinic regionally. They also work in 207 countries as volunteers in hospitals and senior centers.

The Lions could work with brochure printers, building on this year’s success to create a mailer for residents urging them to participate next year and to become involved with the club.