Keep Akron Beautiful 35th Anniversary Party Recap

Thank you to all of our guests who joined us to celebrate our 35th anniversary on August 31, 2016 at the Akron Art Museum! We were so honored to spend the evening in the company of new and familiar faces.

For those who were unable to attend, despite having light rain showers, the event carried on in the Akron Art Museum’s newly installed Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. Guests were able to treat themselves to the Swensons Food Truck.

Throughout the duration of the evening, guests heard from Senator Frank LaRose who presented a proclamation to Keep Akron Beautiful. Keep Akron Beautiful Board Chair, Captain Danny Zampelli also addressed the crowd, as did Council President, Marilyn Keith, who presented a proclamation from the City of Akron to Executive Director and CEO Jacqui Flaherty-Ricchiuti for Keep Akron Beautiful.

Keep Akron Beautiful presented awards and proclamations of its own during the evening! Keep Akron Beautiful presented a proclamation and Keep Ohio Beautiful Dan Weisenbach Spirit Award, which recognizes an affiliate board member who embodies the drive and spirit of being a volunteer board member and honors past Keep Ohio Beautiful President, Dan Weisenbach. Tom Deuri was also honored with a proclamation and Keep Ohio Beautiful Volunteer of the Year Award after volunteering with the agency since it’s birth in 1981

Tom Deuri and Captain Danny Zampelli were recognized statewide for their achievements at The Keep Ohio Beautiful Awards Luncheon on Friday, July 12, 2016 at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio.

Communications and Volunteer Project Manager, Helen Dauka, and Flowerscape Director, Leah Heiser, led Trolley Tours throughout the evening. Guests were able to take a guided tour to see a selection of Flowerscapes throughout the Downtown Akron area.

To see more photos of the evening, courtesy of Bruce Ford, please visit our Facebook Album!

We would once again like to thank our event supporters and sponsors!

First Energy
Ohio Savings Bank, a division of New York Community Bank
Robert W. Baird & Co.
D-A Specialty Co, Inc.
G Stephens, Inc.
Carol Haines
Hasenstab Architects
The House of LaRose
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
Pepsi Co.

River Valley Paper Company

Dan & Anna Zampelli