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Rockynol wreaths help get season started

11/7/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

Rockynol’s Wreath Festival will feature a display of wreaths for sale, with all proceeds going to a charitable cause.
Photo courtesy of Rockynol
WEST AKRON — Rockynol’s fifth annual Wreath Festival will feature dozens of decorated wreaths for sale to support a good cause, according to Rockynol officials.

The event will take place Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockynol, W. Market St., in the bridge that links Rockynol to the Ledges rehabilitation center.

“The festival is designed for our community and for area businesses to give back,” said Lynda Schumacher, Rockynol’s director of advertising and public relations.

Rockynol officials provided unadorned wreaths to local businesses to decorate. The wreaths are then returned to Rockynol, hung up and priced for sale at the one-day event. Schumacher said wreaths range from $10 to $100.

Local businesses have responded positively to the event, she added.

“We usually think we’ll have 75, and then we end up with 100,” she said.

She added the wreaths can be taken when they are purchased, so buyers don’t have to return at the end of the day.

Every year, all of the proceeds from the festival go to charity. This year, Rockynol officials selected the Barnabas Ecumenical Ministry at the suggestion of St. Paul Episcopal Church. The program helps people transitioning in their careers. More information is at www.barnabasakron.org.

Schumacher said everyone at Rockynol gets involved.

“We have residents that will make the wreaths — they get very excited about that part,” she said. “We have board members that get involved, staff that get involved. It’s one of those events that brings everyone together for the greater good.”

For more information, call Rockynol at 330-867-2150.

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