Mercy Foundation hosted its 12th annual Taste of Friendship in elegant style the evening of Friday, Sept. 9 as guests gathered at the new Emerald Event Center in Avon to enjoy culinary offerings from the area’s best chefs.
It was an evening filled with the camaraderie of friends, great raffle prizes, and – most importantly – the opportunity to enhance one of Lorain County’s most critical health care programs.
“This year, the Mercy Foundation of Lorain County is honored to be celebrating our 12th Taste of Friendship,” said Scott M. Pember, President, Mercy Foundation. “This longevity would not be possible without the continued and generous support of our entire Lorain community. Since its inception, this vitally important fundraiser has generated resources for programs and services that are an integral part of Lorain community.”
Pember went on to thank the sponsors, donors and “our tireless and enthusiastic volunteers.”
“This evening would not be possible without your efforts,” he said. “To each and every one of you I extend my heartfelt thanks.”
Special thanks went to event chairman Harry Brownfield, Mercy Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Jim Leone, Medical Center Board of Trustees Chair Marcia Miller and Lorie Tobik, Director of Outreach.