Sweetbriar Welcomes 14th Annual USO of Northern Ohio Golf Outing & Clambake

Steve Budinsky, Jim Frank, Holly Frank and Dave Canzone of Evergreen National Indemnity Co. keep the spirit of Bob Hope alive today.

Steve Budinsky, Jim Frank, Holly Frank and Dave Canzone of Evergreen National Indemnity Co. keep the spirit of Bob Hope alive today.

Sweetbriar Golf Club in Avon Lake welcomed hundreds of golfers and also fashion-fans for its 14th annual USO of Northern Ohio Golf Outing and Clambake under perfect late summer skies on Friday, Sept. 9.

Guest enjoyed not only a best ball scramble and delicious post-golf clambake, but also an afternoon fashion show in the club house.

The outing is one of the most important fundraisers of the year for the USO of Northern Ohio. Funds support the programs and recreational activities the USO of Northern Ohio provides to the active military and their families. Since 1941, the USO of Northern Ohio has served as a non-profit organization that receives no direct government funds, but relies solely on the generosity of corporations, organizations, and the American people.

The mission of the USO of Northern Ohio is to lift the spirits of our local troops and their families by enhancing the quality of life with recreational programs and services that boost the morale of our active military serving in and from the 29 northernmost counties of the great state of Ohio.

All of the models were stunning in their fall apparel.

All of the models were stunning in their fall apparel.

America’s 1.3 million active duty service members receive an estimated annual total of 10 million acts of connection from USO centers, services and volunteers annually.

Fashion Show

Fall was in the air for the second annual USO Fashion Show at Sweetbriar. Emcee of the show was former Miss Ohio and Ohio World Jackie Drennan – one of the first to embrace the fashion show idea for the annual Sweetbriar USO day.

The show was styled by Liz Tadiello, assistant store manager, along with Tamara Johnson of Dillard’s Great Northern. Thanks also to Cynthia Klostermand of Posh, A Salon in Sheffield Village, and her team.

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