West Side Cause for Celebration
Flood recovery fundraiser
MERRIMAN VALLEY — Friends of Jim and Traci Williams, of West Akron, are hosting a flood recovery fundraiser for the family Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Beer Haus, 1824 Merriman Road. The event will feature a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. The cost to attend is a $25 donation per person or $40 for couples. The July 10 storm flooded the Williams’ home and washed away two basement walls. Unable to return home, the Williams have had to rely on family and friends for many of their needs, according to organizers. The total cost to fix their home is about $50,000, with insurance covering a small portion, according to organizers. A benevolent fund has been established at the Tallmadge KeyBank, 76 Tallmadge Circle, for Jim and Traci Williams. For more information, visit www.helpjimandtraci.com.
STOW — Everyone is invited to attend the 2013 Family Pig Roast benefiting Hope Homes Sept. 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Hope Center Pavilion, 2300 Call Road. There will be food, music, prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will benefit Hope Homes, a nonprofit that serves adults with developmental disabilities throughout Ohio. Tickets are $15 for each guest 13 and older, $8 for children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and younger. New this year is a family pack of two adult and two children tickets for $40. All adult tickets will be entered into a grand-prize drawing. For tickets or details, visit www.HopeHomes.org/pr.
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