GLITZ & GLAM and Giving

Attention Dapper Dans and Doll Faces, the 23rd Annual Friday @ 5 event will be themed: Glitz,Glam and Giving, and will take place on Friday, February 2 from 5:00-ish– 9:00 p.m. at Greystone Hall, 103 South High Street in Akron, Ohio. Proceeds will benefit the Annual Campaign of the Kohl Family YMCA at University Park.  

Guests are encouraged to wear their flapper favorites, or at least a string of fake pearls, and enjoy an evening of entertainment by The NEO Jazz Orchestra, they can be found on Facebook. You will be able to sample delicious bites-appetizers,entrees and dessert. Bid high and often on auction items that are truly the bee’s knees.

Tickets are $70 and can be purchased at the YMCA or by clicking here.

Garage Parking is available across High Street in The CitiCenter deck or on Broadway Street in the Broadway deck.  

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Event AUCTION items:

Silent Auction Items 

We will have a plethora of wonderful silent auction items that you will be able to bid on throughout the night, from nights out on the town to things for around the home. You wont want to miss out on all the awesome items up for auction this year! 

Oral Auction Items

Disney trip for Two

**You're never too old to wish upon a star** 

Join us for a chance to win a Disney World Vacation! The winner will receive a 5-night stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort and 4-day ticket with admissions to 1 park per day for 2 adults. You will receive customized planning services through Fairy Tale Concierge, Karen Carbaugh, an authorized Disney Vacation Planner Agency. A Royal Princess and Prince will make your acquaintance at the event. This is a chance to make memories that last a lifetime, all while supporting the Akron Area YMCA.  The dates that the trip will take place will be either between 8/13/18-11/16/18 or 11/26/18-12/19/18. 


LeBron James Shoes/Basket

These authentic game played shoes were donated by the LeBron Family Foundation. They were worn on Feb. 11, 2017 during the Cleveland Cavaliers win over the Denver Nuggests. LeBron scored 27 points, had 12 assists and 5 rebounds on an almost perfect shooting night going 1 for 1 on 3 points, 4 of 4 from the foul line and 11 of 16 from the field. 

  Airplane tour of Akron 

This fabulous flying adventure includes one sightseeing flight for up to 3 people in a Piper Arrow IV airplane. Your Trip will include a minimum of 60 minutes of flight time sightseeing in the Greater Akron area with your pilot and host, Blake Rawson. Your flight will originate from an Akron Area airport. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience, you wont want to pass on this opportunity!  

Blue Plate Babes 

The babes (Janna,Debbie and Barb) will come to your house and cook dinner for eight. They will consult with you as to what the menu will be, but rest assured dinner will include wine, dessert and cleanup! These ladies are in high-demand! 

Don Drumm piece

This original piece is a one of a kind design cast aluminum bowl by Don Drumm, who for over 45 years has been a master designer, sculptor and innovator. Don Drumm's talents have enhanced private homes, public parks, office buildings, universities, libraries and city skylines. Don't miss out on this true work of art by one of Akron's own. 

The Inn at Honey Run

Here we have a $600 gift certificate to The Inn at Honey Run. At The Inn at Honey Run, no two rooms are alike. With 25 inn rooms, 12 Honeycombs, two cottages, and Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture surrounded by 56 acres of breathtaking landscape, our adult-only resort creates an entirely unique experience for every guest.

750 ml

This Dry red still wine comes from Hillside vineyards in the southern part of Tuscany. The soil is calcareous and well-structured. The grapes are vinified with a brief maceration for 7 days. When alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are completed, the wine is aged for a short period in barriques of French oak, followed by moderate bottle aging. The color is a beautifully intense ruby red, with dark fruit and floral nuances that taste Medium-bodied, with black cherry and plum flavors and hints of spice. This is the perfect wine for a wide range of dishes such as roasts, game, pastas and cheese.

Akron Rubber Ducks 

Up for auction is a suite at  the Rubber Ducks stadium. The suite is good for up to 20 people and the game is either for April or May. 


Gold Sponsors

  •     Virginia Abell
  •     The Church Agency

Silver Sponsors  

  •     Rosetta Blanton
  •     Dr. Al Ciraldo
  •     Dr. Gregory and Mrs. Judi Hill
  •     Schmid Mechanical
Bronze Sponsors
  •     S & T Bank
  •     Barbara Brunt
  •     Karl Majors
  •     Laura and Emeka Ofobike
  •     Bret and Diane Treier
  •     Senator Vernon Sykes 
  •     Summa Orthopedics-Scott Weiner, MD