Enshrinement Festival announces key committee chairmen
Fashion Show Luncheon · Enshrinees Dinner · Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable CANTON, OH (May 5, 2010) - The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has named the following key committee chairs for the indoor events held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center for the Arts: Angela Dimos, Fashion Show Luncheon; Charlene Corlett, Enshrinees Dinner; and John Runion, Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable. [gallery link="file" orderby="rand"] Dimos is a graduate of Perry High School and Kent State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in fashion merchandising. A busy homemaker, she is a community and Jackson Schools volunteer and a Girl Scout troop co-leader. Serving her first year as chairman of the Fashion Show Luncheon Committee, she has been a long-time Enshrinement Festival volunteer who is proud of being selected as a member of the Queen’s Court in 1991, and then going on to serve on the Queen Committee for 15 years, chairing it for two. She and husband Jeffrey are the proud parents of one daughter and two sons. The Fashion Show Luncheon on Aug. 6 will feature lively entertainment and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and video to showcase professional models featuring the season’s hottest his and her fashions. In order to allow ample time for caterers and committees to re-set the venue for the Enshrinees Dinner later in the evening, the Fashion Show activities will begin one-half hour earlier this year, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and the event starting at 11:30 a.m. Assisting Dimos with the massive details for this event is vice chairman Sherri Mosnot. Corlett, vice president of United Way of Summit County, is a University of Akron graduate and an adjunct instructor in the Public Services Division at Stark State College. A long-time Enshrinement Festival volunteer, she has served on and chaired several committees including Queen Committee from 1995 to 2002, and Special Services Committee from 1996 to 1999. She was an Enshrinees Dinner hostess for several years prior to joining the committee, and this is her first year as chairman. Corlett is married to husband Bob. The Enshrinees Dinner will be held with activities beginning at 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 6. The program will feature an emcee of national acclaim, the presentation of the Hall of Fame/NFL Alumni gold jackets to the 2010 Class of Enshrinees, and introduction of a large number of returning Hall of Famers. Serving as vice chairman of the committee is Rich Wilder. Runion, manager for the Stark County Records Center, is a Stark State College graduate and attended Kent State University. He served on the former Mayor’s Breakfast Committee and has been an Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable Committee volunteer since 2001, with this his second and final year as chairman. He has numerous professional affiliations including County Archivist Records Managers Association and Ohio Historical Records Advisory Committee Board and is an active member of Holy Family Church and St. Vincent DePaul Society. He is married to wife Mary Jo. The Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, with a center stage roundtable presentation featuring the newly inducted Class of Enshrinees – guard Russ Grimm, linebacker Rickey Jackson, cornerback Dick LeBeau, running back Floyd Little, defensive tackle John Randle, wide receiver Jerry Rice, and running back Emmitt Smith – in an unscripted, up close and personal format where they share stories and memories of their careers. Nancy Jedel is assisting Runion as committee vice chairman. ABOUT THE ENSHRINEMENT FESTIVAL In 2010, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Enshrinement Festival will mark the 47th anniversary of honoring the legends of professional football, which includes conducting a world-renowned festival celebrating the annual enshrinement of football players, coaches and contributors into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The collaborative efforts of this leadership team, combined with the professional staffs at the Chamber of Commerce and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the dedicated team of more than 4,200 volunteers, will ensure the success of 18 unique events over a 11-day period from July 29 to Aug. 8, 2010. The Enshrinement Festival activities, attended by nearly 700,000 people, are expected to produce an economic impact of $30 million for the Canton/Stark County area and nearly $55 million for the State of Ohio. In addition, millions will experience aspects of the Enshrinement Festival as events are televised and covered by other media. The central focus and highlight of the festivities will be the Aug. 7 induction ceremony for the 2010 Class of Enshrinees, comprised of guard Russ Grimm, linebacker Rickey Jackson, cornerback Dick LeBeau, running back Floyd Little, defensive tackle John Randle, wide receiver Jerry Rice, and running back Emmitt Smith. For the complete schedule of events, ticket information, and the latest news, check the Web sites periodically: www.profootballhofef.com or www.profootballhof.com.