Quota International of Canton will hold its annual fundraiser Come Sail Away with Quota Fashion Show and Luncheon at Brookside Country Club on May 14. Doors open at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Fashions this year are provided by Christopher & Banks/CJ Banks.
There will be a basket raffle, silent auction and 50/50 drawing. Local pianist, Kevin DiSimone, will be providing music. Valet parking is included in the ticket price.
“All of the proceeds benefit disadvantaged women and children as well as the deaf and hearing and speech impaired populations in our community,” said Becky Yehl, co-chair of the event. “The club has been holding a spring fundraising event for at least 50 years. We usually get over 200 people every year and raise between $5,000 and $7,000. We also hold a fall fundraiser every year.”
Quota International of Canton is a non-profit 501c3 organization that has been serving Stark County since 1924. There are currently 32 members. The group raises money to help three areas – disadvantaged women and children, deaf and hearing and speech impaired and education.
“We work with the Children’s Network of Stark County, the YWCA, the Domestic Violence Project and Community Harvest. We also work with local school districts to help with their deaf and hearing and speech impaired population,” Yehl said. “For education, we provide several college scholarships for those going into the speech and hearing fields.
“The fashion show,” she added, “is a lovely way to spend the afternoon and the added bonus is that the money goes to help with our service projects.”