Auxiliary event chairmen named for Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival
CANTON, OH (March 29, 2010) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce has named the following auxiliary committee chairs: Alex Hoce, Communications; Diana Morse, Special Services; and Doug Froelich, Security & Logistics. [gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="rand"] Hoce, a career firefighter/paramedic, is currently with the Plain Township Fire Department and is president of their Union Local 2967. He also works part-time for Canton Township and Jackson Township Fire Departments. Hoce has fond memories of participating in Enshrinement Festival activities since he was a child, including selling pop, working the trash patrol and assisting with first aid efforts at the Ribs Burnoff. A graduate of Central Catholic High School, he attended University of Toledo and obtained a bachelor’s degree in emergency management from University of Richmond, Va. He is a member of the International Association of Firefighters, a former member of St. Paul’s UMC mission team and a volunteer for Canton Civic Opera. Hoce will be assisted by committee vice chairman Gary Lyon. The Communications committee assumes responsibility for communications equipment utilized at all Enshrinement Festival events. Members are responsible for distributing equipment, charging radios and telephones, monitoring EMS activities and serving as a clearinghouse for inquiries from guests, patrons and media. Morse, fraud manager for GE Capital, graduated from Garfield High School and The University of Akron. She is co-leader of GE Women’s Network and serves Mt. Cavalry Baptist Church as youth coordinator for Zion’s Zeal organization for seven to 10 year olds. She and her husband Ricky have two adult children and two grandchildren. Assisting Morse with committee duties is vice chairman Dan Paumier. The Special Services Committee assists many of the event committees with varied duties, including media and sponsor hospitality, registration at the Balloon Classic Invitational media flight, transportation for Drum Corps Competition and hosting the Timken Grand Parade float judges. Froelich, a teacher at Green High School, heads the committee that coordinates security and logistics for several Enshrinement Festival events, including the Fashion Show Luncheon, Enshrinees Dinner and Enshrinees GameDay Roundtable. This is his 12th year as a member of the committee. He has also served as chairman of the Balloon Classic Invitational Committee and as an eight-year member of the Hall of Fame’s Hospitality Committee. A graduate of North Canton Hoover High School, he obtained a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and a master’s degree from Ashland University. Serving as vice chairman of the Security & Logistics committee is Dennis Manzella. The Security & Logistics committee issues security passes for all personnel servicing the events, oversees the delivery, distribution and security of food, beverage, flowers, favors, programs and other items necessary to the success of the three indoor events, and monitors movement of people from the perimeter rooms into the main auditorium for the program portion of each of the three events. The committee also provides security support for the Queen Pageant, Drum Corps Competition, Community Parade, Ribs Burnoff, Concert & Fireworks, Race and Timken Grand Parade committees. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.ProFootballHOFEF.com or www.ProFootballHOF.com. About the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival In 2010, nearly 700,000 people are expected to enjoy 19 unique and diverse events over a ten-day period from July 30 through August 8. The central focus and highlight of the Enshrinement Festival 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.