Tickets are now on sale for Geauga Growth Partnership’s 4th Annual HomeGrown Geauga fundraising event, Saturday, September 24, 2016, 5:30 PM at the Federated Family Life Center in Bainbridge. Admission Tickets, $125 per person ($75 tax deductible) may be ordered at https://homegrown_geauga_2016.eventbrite.com The evening promises an experience packed with first class culinary offerings by signature chefs, open bar, creative and clever home-grown entertainment, music by the Don Disantis Band, a farmers market and lots of take-aways – all supporting a great cause.
Funds raised will benefit GGP’s educational programs developed toward the mission to “Prepare Tomorrow’s Workforce Today” through youth workforce training during Career Readiness and Career Awareness events, and the High School Internship program. The multi-faceted workforce training program was launched in 2012 by GGP founding director Frank Samuel, who was passionate about preparing young people for successful careers. Since the program’s inception, when nine (9) high school students were matched with sponsoring employers for summer internships, the programs have served more than 1,800 students (nearly 1,000 in 2016 alone).
HomeGrown Geauga is the signature event for Geauga Growth Partnership and is organized to feature all things Geauga County, from the farm to table menu to a fresh farmers market to local guest entertainment.
The featured chef is Kimberly McCune Gibson of Hungry Bee Catering, who is currently one of a select few chefs chosen to service the Republican National Convention. Home-grown Bill Ward of Bill Ward Productions and Kristi Capel, Fox 8 News, will tag-team as guest emcees this year. Back by popular demand, home-grown performance artist Jill Bumby of The Bumbys (http://www.thebumbys.com) will treat guests to a “fair and honest appraisal of your appearance.” Be on the lookout for more information on other home-grown musicians and other local talent who will perform at the event.
Geauga Growth would like to thank all sponsors who are helping to make HomeGrown Geauga possible: Presenting Sponsor Great Lakes Cheese, along with Hungry Bee Catering, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, Richard & Christie Frenchie, Glenmede Investment & Wealth Management, Kent State University at Geauga, Patterson Farms, Bechem Lubrication Technology, LLC, POV Communications, Sheoga Hardwood Flooring & Paneling, Middlefield Banking Company, Kinetico Incorporated, Company 119, Engineered Endeavors, Mar-Bal, Inc., Newbury Business Park, GC Farm Bureau, Dr. Patra Duangjak, Electrolock, Inc., Geauga Savings Bank, Hardwood Lumber Company, HR Strategies & Solutions, Wealthcare Group of Raymond James.
Geauga Growth Partnership, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) business-led organization dedicated to the retention, growth and attraction of jobs, investment and economic growth in Geauga County. For more information, visit www.geaugagrowthpartnership.com or call 440-564-1060.