A successful Harvest Gala

The 12th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala benefiting the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center was a huge success! This year we are celebrating 25 years of environmental education at FELC so this year’s Gala was especially meaningful. The proceeds make it possible for the staff to provide center and school based programming to approximately 4,500 children and adults each year from across Northwest Ohio.

Over 400 guests enjoyed a warm summer evening attending the Gala in support of the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center. Over $25,000 was raised to support our educational programs.

Thanks to our St. Francis Community Corporate Sponsors:

Major Sponsor

Clouse Construction

Gold Sponsors

Sacksteder-Worland Insurance Agency, Inc.

Clouse Electric

Silver Sponsor

Journey Group Financial Solutions

Bronze Sponsors

Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory

Dundore Plumbing, Heating and Cooling LTD.

Weininger Family Dentistry

Old Fort Banking Company

The Advertiser-Tribune

Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital

Your Legacy Federal Credit Union

Patron Sponsors

Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory

Fabrizio & Shultz, LLC

Jeffrey Shawberry, DDS, Inc.

Smith Frosted Foods

Thanks to our Gala Event Sponsors:

Edenwood Veterinary Clinic, UIS Insurance and Investments, Linda Ritzler, CPA, Inc., Poet Biorefining – Fostoria, Lange Gordon Rannigan & Claus LLC, Hempy Water of Tiffin, LLC, Tiffin University, JDH Construction, LLC, Fry Foods, Inc., Beerco Distributing Co., Aqua Ohio, Inc., U*New Tent Rental, Apex Clean Energy Holding, LLC – Republic Wind, Karen Sue Wikoff, Superior Energy Solutions, Heidelberg University

Thanks to all that donated items for our raffles, silent and live auctions:

Sisters of the Genevieve House, Dr. Jeanne Lange Ashworth & Robert Ashworth,

Sister Paulette Schroeder, Reineke Family Dealerships, Lee’s Floor Covering, Derek Devine & Anne-Devine Lange, Omer Schroeder, Christina & Delbert Shank, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sisters of St. Francis, The Late Sister Dorothy Forman, Brad Meier, Rural King, Snyder’s Dragonfly Pottery, Crazy Cluckers Ranch, Pepperidge Farm, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Plaza Lanes in Fremont, Kiwanis Club of Tiffin, Sam’s Club, Toledo Walleye, TSC Tractor Supply Co., Rosalie Moyer, North Central Ohio Electric Co-Op, Green Hills Golf Course, Loudon Meadows Golf Course, Clinton Heights Golf Course, Washington St. Outfitters, Dawn Iannantuano, Friends of Tiffin Park and Recreation Department, Fu Lin Buffet, Sauced, Benchwarmers Restaurant & Delivery, Smokey’s Family Restaurant and Tap, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Napoli Pizza, Chipotle, Denny’s, Rosie’s Soup-n-Such, Viaduct, Heavenly Pizza, Clover Club, Big Dipper, Put-N-Pita, Flowerland, Sister Gemma Fenbert, The Wine Merchant in Findlay, Snip-It Metals Arts, St. Francis Senior Ministries, Snow Trails in Mansfield, Andria Marquis, Sister Yvonne Fischer, Shadowbox Live in Columbus, Holiday Inn of Tiffin, Subtle Verse, Gillig Winery in Findlay, Ballerich’s Potato Chips, Shirley’s Popcorn in Findlay, Marco’s Pizza, GW’s Fine Foods & Spirits, Viaduct, Clover Club, Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center, Maritime Museum in Sandusky, Cinemark, Big Dipper, Linda Bell, Sister Christine Bielenda, Seneca Lanes in Fostoria, Rustic Flair & Brush, Designer’s Unlimited, Sister Joyce Hoile, Trapped Toledo Escape Room, Marathon Performing Arts Center, Fireside Brick Oven in Findlay, Oracle! Ohio LLC, Walmart, Chipotle, Gervasi Vineyard, Ralph’s Joy of Living, The Toledo Symphony, Heather Stucky, Goodtime Lake Erie Island Boat Cruises, LLC, Jennifer Gressman

Special thanks to the following for discounts, donations and other services:

St. Francis Convent Maintenance Staff, Sisters of St. Francis Volunteers, Crosswaeh, Bill Jones, Auctioneer, David Zak, Master of Ceremonies, Tiffin Columbian Boys Cross Country Team, Father Tony Gallagher, Tony Reser, Mimi Lange Johnston, Char Pope, Scott and Donna Swartz, Father Frank Murd, Theis Septic Cleaning, LLC, Tom Inderrieden, Molyet’s Farm Market, Maureen Menacher, Sister Rosann Morman, Walmart, Phillip’s Electric, Little Red Bakery of Gilboa, Sisters Donating Baked Goods, Rod and Terri Long, Diversified Graphics, John and Carolyn Cartwright, Ida Nissen, MJ and DP Smith, Sandra Maistros, Mark and Kate Longley, Herman and Mary Below, Jim and Marilyn Deats, Friends of FELC, Sister Rozanne Swope, Sister Jackie Doepker, Wine Merchant of Findlay, George Marsh and Mary Ann Rickus, Dexter and Julie Tiell, Larry and Linda Haas

With Sincere Thanks,

The 2019 Gala Committee

Anne Lange DeVine, Honorary Co-Chair

Rob Huntington,Honorary Co-Chair

Sister Jackie Doepker, Co-Chair

Omer Schroeder, Co-Chair

Mimi Lange Johnston

Father Frank Murd

Sister Shirley Shafranek

Andria Marquis


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