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CANTON, OH (August 19, 2009) - The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Vintage Canton event on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. along Central Plaza North in downtown Canton. Vintage Canton is a sophisticated downtown gathering, offering distinctive center city charm alongside live music, vibrant art exhibits and, of course, quality local wine and wine from around the world! event on
The event gives guests the chance to relax and unwind while enjoying wine from local wineries, delicacies from downtown and greater Canton eateries and memorable live music. This year Vintage Canton will be expanding its already vast selection of wine and offering 18 quality micro-brews in the brand new Vintage Canton Beer Garden! The microbrews will be available in lieu of the eight wine samples included with event admission.
This year's Vintage Canton gathering will feature more than 50 of the finest quality wines. Local area winery participants include Maize Valley Winery, Hartville, Ohio; Mastropietro Winery, Berlin Center, Ohio; Perennial Vineyards, Navarre, Ohio; Myrddin Winery, Berlin Center, Ohio; Troutman Vineyards, Wooster, Ohio; and Winery at Wolf Creek, Norton, Ohio. Distributors include Heidelberg Distributing, Leo Dick & Sons, Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Superior Beverage.
Guests will also be able to enjoy tastings for a nominal charge from downtown restaurants and Stark County favorites, including 356 Fighter Group, Almost Heaven Ice Cream, Arcadia Grill, Bender's Tavern, Iris Restaurant, Napoli's Italian Eatery, Peter Shears Downtown, The Canton Club and Thorpe's Market Avenue Grill. Attendees will enjoy the fine wines, fine foods and fine friends to the rhythm of live blues. Mostly Blues Band with Mike Lenz will perform from 4:30 to 7 p.m., when Jeff Poulos Blues Revue will take over and finish out the evening at 9:30 p.m.
Dawn Campanelli, chief marketing officer for Day Ketterer Ltd., Attorneys at Law, will serve her first year as chairman of Vintage Canton.
"Vintage Canton continues to be one of downtown's most anticipated after-work gatherings every year!" said Campanelli. "Literally, the event is created in the city square during the day and the business district pours out onto Market Street at 5 p.m. to enjoy the elegant open-air venue with the perfect blend of great wines, delicious local food and art.  So please, raise a glass, gather your colleagues and join us!  Our committee works very hard to make sure all the details are taken care of so that this is a fun event for everyone."
Tickets for Vintage Canton are $25 if purchased prior to 5 p.m. on Sept. 16, and $35 after that time and at the door. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, or at any of seven Fishers Foods locations. The ticket price includes eight wine tastings or microbrew samples, a variety of breads and cheeses, a collectible souvenir wine glass and a "Younique" Surprise from Gasser Jewelers. Looking forward to the event, but not the wine? Lower-priced, wine-free tickets are available for $10. The event is conveniently located in Central Plaza North, on Market Ave. between Tuscarawas St. and Third Ave. NE. The event will be held rain or shine.
This year's generous event sponsors include KeyBank, along with Gasser Jewelers, Fishers Foods, Schauer Insurance, Oakwood Wine & Spirits, Day Ketterer, Brookside Country Club, Special Improvement District and Motter & Meadows, with donations from About Magazine, News-Talk WHBC AM and Mix 94.1, PPI Graphics, City of Canton, Canton Chair Rental, Panera Bread, World Market, Rice's Nursery, Biery Cheese, Brewster Dairy and Shearer's Foods.
For tickets or details about Vintage Canton, visit www.VintageCanton.com, or contact Rosie Kurtz at rosiek@visitcantonstark.com or (330) 458-2085. Remember to purchase advance tickets to save $10 on the admission price!
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CANTON, OH (August 19, 2009) - The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Vintage Canton event on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.09_Vintage-Logoalong Central Plaza North in downtown Canton. Vintage Canton is a sophisticated downtown gathering, offering distinctive center city charm alongside live music, vibrant art exhibits and, of course, quality local wine and wine from around the world! The event gives guests the chance to relax and unwind while enjoying wine from local wineries, delicacies from downtown and greater Canton eateries and memorable live music. This year Vintage Canton will be expanding its already vast selection of wine and offering 18 quality micro-brews in the brand new Vintage Canton Beer Garden! The microbrews will be available in lieu of the eight wine samples included with event admission. This year's Vintage Canton gathering will feature more than 50 of the finest quality wines. Local area winery participants include Maize Valley Winery, Hartville, Ohio; Mastropietro Winery, Berlin Center, Ohio; Perennial Vineyards, Navarre, Ohio; Myrddin Winery, Berlin Center, Ohio; Troutman Vineyards, Wooster, Ohio; and Winery at Wolf Creek, Norton, Ohio. Distributors include Heidelberg Distributing, Leo Dick & Sons, Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Superior Beverage. Guests will also be able to enjoy tastings for a nominal charge from downtown restaurants and Stark County favorites, including 356 Fighter Group, Almost Heaven Ice Cream, Arcadia Grill, Bender's Tavern, Iris Restaurant, Napoli's Italian Eatery, Peter Shears Downtown, The Canton Club and Thorpe's Market Avenue Grill. Attendees will enjoy the fine wines, fine foods and fine friends to the rhythm of live blues. Mostly Blues Band with Mike Lenz will perform from 4:30 to 7 p.m., when Jeff Poulos Blues Revue will take over and finish out the evening at 9:30 p.m. Dawn Campanelli, chief marketing officer for Day Ketterer Ltd., Attorneys at Law, will serve her first year as chairman of Vintage Canton. "Vintage Canton continues to be one of downtown's most anticipated after-work gatherings every year!" said Campanelli. "Literally, the event is created in the city square during the day and the business district pours out onto Market Street at 5 p.m. to enjoy the elegant open-air venue with the perfect blend of great wines, delicious local food and art. So please, raise a glass, gather your colleagues and join us! Our committee works very hard to make sure all the details are taken care of so that this is a fun event for everyone." Tickets for Vintage Canton are $25 if purchased prior to 5 p.m. on Sept. 16, and $35 after that time and at the door. Tickets can be purchased online, at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, or at any of seven Fishers Foods locations. The ticket price includes eight wine tastings or microbrew samples, a variety of breads and cheeses, a collectible souvenir wine glass and a "Younique" Surprise from Gasser Jewelers. Looking forward to the event, but not the wine? Lower-priced, wine-free tickets are available for $10. The event is conveniently located in Central Plaza North, on Market Ave. between Tuscarawas St. and Third Ave. NE. The event will be held rain or shine. This year's generous event sponsors include KeyBank, along with Gasser Jewelers, Fishers Foods, Schauer Insurance, Oakwood Wine & Spirits, Day Ketterer, Brookside Country Club, Special Improvement District and Motter & Meadows, with donations from About Magazine, News-Talk WHBC AM and Mix 94.1, PPI Graphics, City of Canton, Canton Chair Rental, Panera Bread, World Market, Rice's Nursery, Biery Cheese, Brewster Dairy and Shearer's Foods. For tickets or details about Vintage Canton, visit www.VintageCanton.com, or contact Rosie Kurtz at rosiek@visitcantonstark.com or (330) 458-2085. Remember to purchase advance tickets to save $10 on the admission price!

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