Sponsors announced for 'Toast to Hudson' Gala Feb. 25

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The committee for "Toast to Hudson" has announced its title sponsor for the upcoming gala.

Title Sponsor for the fourth annual event Feb. 25 at Rosewood Grill will once again be longtime Hudson residents Tim and Amy Clepper.

Tim Clepper is manager of Ellsworth Partners, the Hudson-based entrepreneurial company responsible for the renovation of the Turner's Mill Complex, which is home to Rosewood Grill. "Tim has an abundant passion for the community, and we could not have asked for a better title sponsor," said event co-chair Laura Gasbarro.

Additional sponsors, at the Premier Level, are: Akron Children's Hospital - Pediatrics; Asian Sun; Esber Beverage Co.; ForTec Companies; Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.; Kurtz & Co. of Keller Williams Chervenic Realty; Merryvale; and PNC Bank. Sponsors at the Supporting Level include: Collection Volkswagen of Hudson and Day Ketterer -Attorneys at Law.

"Toast to Hudson" has become one of the community's premier galas and we're very proud to hold it this year at Rosewood Grill," said Gasbarro. The entire community of Hudson is invited. Ticket prices are $75 per person ($125 per couple) for guest tickets and $120 per person ($200 per couple) for patron tickets which includes a program listing. Reservations are required. The event, which holds 200, traditionally sells out quickly. To secure your ticket call Laura Gasbarro at 330-650-0752.

Last year's event raised nearly $34,000 for Hudson Community First and Hudson Community Foundation. The event includes delicious wines, generous hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction that includes a sport fishing excursion upon a private boat, use of a VW Beetle Convertible for a month, and a raffle to win a glamorous piece of jewelry donated by Jewelry Art and valued at more than $500.

Hudson Community First promotes positive youth development and seeks to unite individuals, organizations and our schools in an effort to nurture competent, caring and responsible youth. Visit www.hudsoncmmunityfirst.com to learn more.

Hudson Community Foundation is an endowment building organization dedicated to Enriching Hudson Forever by empowering simple, smart and meaningful philanthropy. Visit www.myHCF.org to learn more.

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