Pictured above are some of the generous donors: From left to right, Row one: Michele Graves, Nancy Herl, Connie Peiffer, Kathy Richmond of Skipper Bud's, Latta Stefano of Stefano Dental, John Schaffner of The Beacon, Carol Schemmer, and Mike Schenk representing the Stouffer Family and the Catawba Island Club. Row two: Pam Burns, Amanda Staveski of Moxi Salon and Spa, Marsha and Dave Hasselbach of Hasselbach Meats, Mary Jane Gibson, Ed Schrade - General manager of Freedom Boat Club of Lake Erie, and Danis Putzbach - Club Red co-chair. Row three: Mark Hablitzel, Larry Holland of Meaden and Moore, Dr. Gary Hart of Catawba Dental and Real Living - Morgan Realty Group, Dave Amerine, Dr. Michele Ralofsky of CosMedic Solutions, Mike Callahan of Catawba Landing, and Mary Gangway Snyder of Mary’s Blossom Shoppe.
The American Red Cross of Ottawa County hosted “A Bavarian Summer Fest – Willkommen!” Friday, July 18 at the Catawba Island Club. The 7th annual Club Red fundraising gala was a benefit for local Red Cross disaster relief and recovery.
Club Red members created a Bavarian garden that held an expanded silent auction courtesy of generous local businesses and patrons. The Lake Erie Brewing Company and German vinter, Max Ferd Richer, were popular features in the garden. The evening was filled with the lively music of the Edelweiss Combo of Cleveland. Guests were seen wearing lederhosen and traditional Bavarian dress. Carol Schemmer served as this year’s event chair with Barbara Gravengaard serving as co-chair.