Gervasi Vineyard's second annual Grape Harvest Festival benefitted United Way of Greater Stark County's 2013 campaign efforts. The Swaldo family, vineyard owners and longtime United Way contributors, added to the festival donation for a total gift of $12,000. Proceeds from festival activities, such as corn hole, bocce ball, grape stomping and the festival's Italian buffet were contributed in addition to Festa Gervasi! vendors who donated a portion of their proceeds.
"We thank our customers for their enthusiastic support of our 2nd Annual Festa Gervasi event to benefit the United Way. The event was again a huge success and our staff is very proud to be able to host this family fun event while supporting such a great cause." said Scott Swaldo, General Manager of Gervasi Vineyard. "We also want to thank the many volunteers and United Way staff for their role in making this event possible."
"Our sincerest thanks to the Swaldo family and the Gervasi Vineyard team," said Maria Heege, CEO of United Way of Greater Stark County. "We are very appreciative of your support and trust of United Way. Your generous gift will serve many needy children and families right here in Stark County."
Festa Gervasi! vendors who made a contribution to United Way include Old Carolina BBQ, Bead Boutique, Chocolates by Erin, Cork It by Herm, Designs by Dia Ray, Deborah Patterson, Figg's, Island Delights, Lavern's Kettle Corn, The Main Squeeze and Louise Udovich Caricatures.