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The Suburbanite
  • Around Town: Hudson resident wins Canton Loop

  • Andrew Taylor of Hudson recently won $500 in the Canton Loop launch.

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  • Andrew Taylor of Hudson recently won $500 in the Canton Loop launch. Taylor and his family visited the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum as part of ArtsinStark’s 2020 Vision initiative on tourism, sponsored the Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau.
    The Canton Loop launch was the first step in linking the five major non-profit museum attractions in Canton, by encouraging people to make more than one stop while they visit the city through the offering of buy one-get one ticket prices at all locations.
    Included in the autumn launch were the Canton Classic Car Museum, National First Ladies Library, Canton Museum of Art, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum.
    “We decided to visit the (McKinley) museum to enjoy a family day,” said Taylor, an engineer at UTC Aerospace in Uniontown. “I had the pleasure of visiting the museum as a child many years ago with my grandfather, Roger Kurzen, a life long resident of Canton. Memories of climbing the stairs to President McKinley’s memorial, visiting the museum and playing in the park all came back to me as we pulled into the parking lot.”
    MEN WHO COOK
    Area men will be cooking up a storm this weekend at the Barrette Business Center at Walsh University.
    The Men Who Cook competition will feature 20 area amateur, celebrity chefs. It is a fundraiser for Catholic Charities Serving Portage and Stark counties. The Hollywood themed event will be Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.
    Several hundred attendees will have the opportunity to taste test dishes and vote for their favorite.
    In addition to the main attraction, the event will feature entertainment, door prizes, silent and live auctions. All proceeds will benefit programs of Catholic Charities.
    “We depend on the support of these chefs and the community to make this event successful and help us raise much needed funds for programs that support children and families in our community,” said Deborah Kampman, assistant director.
    Chefs are Jack Banks, David Bishop, Ron Blogna, Dan Snyder, Brian Blogna, James Brenneman, PJ Chavez, Miguel Chavez, Dan Clark, Rev. Jay Clarke, Rev. Steve Zeigler, Joseph Feltes, Joe Fisher, Bob Foss, Joe French, Monsignor Lewis Gaetano, Kevin Kampman, Rev. Don King, Rev. Brian Cline,  Frank  Minocchi, Dr. Dan Minocchi, Joseph Minocchi, Joe Pileggi, Bill Renner, Ronald Reolfi, John Robinson, Tom Zepp, Steve Sklavenitis, Dan Soehnlen, Emil Soehnlen, Loel Stein Sr., Josh Stutz and Jason Tate.
    Tickets are available for $40 each by calling 330-491-0896.
    CARVING OUT HUNGER
    Charter One Bank will provide 150 volunteer hours and $105,000 in grants for its Charter One’s Carving Out Hunger program being held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank in Akron.
    This year, Charter One’s Carving Out Hunger initiative to raise awareness of hunger issues and provide holiday meals to local men, women and children in need will provide $10,000 to the foodbank, which will provide 7,886 meals. Grants to five food banks in Ohio will provide more than 138,000 holiday meals statewide.
    Page 2 of 2 - Send tips about acts of kindness, anecdotes, honors and other items of interest to Denise Sautters, Around Town, The Repository, 500 Market Ave. S, Canton OH 44702. Information also can be faxed to her at 330-454-5745 or emailed to her at denise.sautters@cantonrep.com.