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Dine, wine for a good cause

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■ LEADERSHIP Toledo’s Restaurant Week Toledo started Monday and runs through Sunday. Many were privy to a kickoff event presented by Destination Toledo last week in the Secor Building. A sellout crowd tasted samples from several of the 45 local eateries included in the 2017 lineup.

Proceeds from the kickoff and weeklong dining experiences will benefit Leadership Toledo’s youth programs (Youth Leadership Toledo, Students In Action/​Youth Jefferson Awards).

Visit restaurantweektoledo.com

■ A PARADISE of foliage and flowers filled the greenhouse at the Toledo Botanical Garden’s Under the Sea 2017. Folks sipped spirits and munched edibles made with ingredients from the garden’s urban farms as they sneaked a peek of the ZimSculpt Garden of Wonders sculptures on loan from Dow Gardens in Midland, Mich. The 100 stone pieces will be on exhibit this fall throughout the 66-acre garden.

The Garden of Discovery Trail groundbreaking is to be in 2017 too. And, of course, the annual Crosby Festival of the Arts is the last weekend in June.

Gadding about were Toffy and Barbara Gietz, Aaron Phillips, Rick Anderson, Aubrey and Megan Hornsby, and Eric and Denise Timm.

Event sponsors included Toledo Tent and Party Rentals, Heidelberg Distributing Co., Moussa Salloukh, Erika Rapp, and Rob Campbell.

TH, board chairman.Jeremy ZeisloftE 15th annual For Your Y Scholarship Campaign Auction presented by the Fort Meigs YMCA at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club in Perrysburg kicked off the Y’s annual campaign with a goal of $120,000, said 

Award-winning acoustic guitarist Eddie Molina played as the 140 guests who paid $100 a ticket shopped the silent and live auctions by Jerry Anderson of WTOL-TV, Channel 11, for sports and entertainment packages, jewelry, dry cleaning, wine baskets, artsy items, and more. The event also featured a balloon pop and raffle items.

Gadding were Scott and Amy Steele, Raul and Diana Paredes, Dave and Pam Zenk, Dave and Cindy Fowler, Mike and Jocelyn Bostdorff, Jeff and Sarah Bucher, Lou and Tracy Thomson, Erik and Jill Ibsen, and Jeff and Jennifer Stopar.

Appetites were sated at dining stations decorated by Angel 101. Mmm — bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, mini Reubens, filet of beef, assorted cheeses, dried fruits, veggies, pates, a mashed potato bar and chicken divan, and more, plus assorted finger desserts donated by So Many Somethings Desserterie.

Nearly $56,000 was raised. Bravo to event chairmen Rick Thielen and Jon Cousino. Thanks go to lead sponsors Eastman and Smith, Laundry Express, and Waterford Bank. Many more included Bennett Enterprises, Bionix Development Corp., Dowling Steel, Evans Insurance, FrontPath Health Coalition, MassMutual Financial Group, Mitchell Dermatology, Perry ProTech, Renewal by Andersen, Weber O’Brien, and LaValley, LaValley, Todak & Schaefer Co.

Individuals included Chuck and Laurie Barteck, Bill and Nancy Behe, Craig and Cathy Hanneman, Erik and Jill Ibsen, Breen, Jr., and Dedra Lyden, John and Jennifer Mulka, Ben and Karen Schlatter, Greg and Susan Silloway, Aaron and Gina Skolmowski, Jeff and Jennifer Stopar, and Erich and Sarah Weinlander.

■ THE fifth annual wine tasting fund-raiser presented by the Exchange Club of Toledo was in the Historic Lobby of the Oliver House. The club celebrated more than 104 years of service to the Toledo-area community with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

More than $2,000 was raised for the club’s Youth of the Year Scholarship, which recognizes local high school students who attain high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement, and leadership. Kudos to event chairman Steve Edwards, immediate past president who has been a member of the club for more than 15 years.

Contact Barbara Hendel at: bhendel@theblade.com, 419-724-6124.

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