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Joyful Tastes of Life benefits Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service

2/7/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photos courtesy of Akron General Health System
MERRIMAN VALLEY — More than 300 guests sampled foods and wines at Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service’s (VNS) Joyful Tastes of Life fundraiser held Oct. 11 at Todaro’s Party Center.

The event featured 20 local restaurants, distributors and wineries, according to event officials.

A large silent auction capped off the evening and Derrick Sly, of Akron, won the $1,500 Greenbrier Resort vacation package.

The event was sponsored by Dr. John Petrus, who is shown at right top with Dr. Sharon DiLauro.

Presented by the Akron General Foundation, the event raised more than $53,000 for end-of-life patient care and supportive services at Hospice of VNS, according to event officials.

Shown at right bottom, from left, are Nancy Papa, of Hudson; Donald and Karen Mullen, of Akron; Alan Papa, of Hudson; and Dave Brockman, of Akron.

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