Auctions, delicious foods and a large sampling of wine were all part of the evening for the 625 guests who attended the 16th annual Red & White on Thursday Night at Quaker Station.
The event benefited the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeastern Ohio.
Spokeswoman Kelly Donahue said, “This helps local people with arthritis, and it will raise awareness that helps our programs and services so people know this is not just a disease of our grandparents but impacts all ages.”
Kimberly Bridges, Angie Gordon and Luke Taylor were this year’s event co-chairs and Dr. Amy Tucker was the honorary chair.
“I’m going to bid on the overnight stay at Gervasi Vineyard,” said Sarah Sonego.
Karla Shackelford of Sweetopia made her special carrot cake that she developed from her own recipe. Her friend Tonya Howell liked the Ohio State tickets.
Socializing were John and Ann Marie Najeway, Lee Rutledge, Jeff Ferry, Brad Pulley and Dr. Mike and Cindy Jack of Wadsworth.
Liz Gangl brought her mother, Lizzy Gangl.
Lizzy said, “I love seeing the people, and since I make my own wine, I can try new wines here.”
Both David and Kathy Sheck wanted to try the different foods.
Karen Gobel came from Youngstown to attend.
Helping plan the gala were Kendra Altomare, Keith Busch, Amy Dalesandro, Jack DeLeo, Megan Faust, Denise Flanagan, Alexa Juchnik, JoAnn Larsen, Deb Tavanello, Lisa Thompson, Gale Williams, and Sara Wise.
Pat St. George and her husband, John, attend the gala every year.
Pat said, “We like the various wines and all the auction items and we want to be here to show our support.”