Each year the CVR hosts an Ice Cream Social on Brecksvill Square, to raise money for an organization that helps support wounded war veterans and their causes.  In the past, The Wounded Warriors and Fisher House have been receipients of money raised from this event.  This year the CVR was happy to partner with the Wags for Warriors organization, headquartered right here in Brecksville Ohio. 

The Mission of
WAGS 4 WARRIORS  is to
unite veterans whom upon returning home from war suffer with PTSD or TBI with an appropriate dog, and to provide all of the training, equipment and support for the dog to become the veterans service dog at NO COST to the veteran. The ultimate goal is for the service dog to take away the struggle the veterans face everyday.

Thanks to volunteer efforts, in addition to direct donations and the proceeds from the sales of t-shirts at the ice cream social, WAGs 4 WARRIORS also received a $2,200 donation form the CVR.


For more inforamtion about WAGS 4 WARRIORS, visit their website at;
www.wags4warriors.org.

Special thanks to the following organizations & CVR members listed below:
 

LOCAL INDIVIDUALS & ORGANIZATIONS
 
The Steve Sweetnich Family
Audio Visions
(40" Color TV Raffle Prize)
 
The City of Brecksville
(Use of Public Square)
 
Mayor Jerry Hruby
(Purchase of the Ice Cream)
 
John Bibbo
EVENT SOURCE
(Rental of Tables & Chairs)
 
Ray & Cheryl Zadd
The Mail Hub
(Printing & Banners)
 
Joe & Michael Simon
Simon's Restaurant
(The Ice Cream)
 
Kirk & Diane Hutchison
The Town Money Saver Magazine
(Advertising)
 
Bob Frantz
The Bob Frantz Authority
WHK Radio 1420 AM
(Event Promotion)
 
Mike Trivisonno
The Mike Trivisonno Show
WTAM Radio 1100 AM
(Event Promotion)
 
EVENT VOLUNTEERS
 
Publicity & Flyers:
Debbie Kordiac
Al Bota
Diane & Kirk Hutchison
Jack & Mary Kananian
Daryl Kingston
Bonnie & Jeff Longo
Tom Rantanen
Steve Sweetnich
 
 
Event Set Up & Take Down:
Tom Ashby
Jane Banas
Michael Bezek
Bob Dickow
Nancy & Lou Glorioso
Diane, Kirk & Faith Hutchison
Carol & Jeff Kessel
Daryl Kingston
Sue & Bruce Komandt
Inge Kummant
Kathy Krasnicki
Ruth & Don Moorhead
Sandy & Bob Payer
Kathy & Paul Sciria
Bob Smith
Patty & Don Telischak
Marcy Sweetnich
Steve Sweetnich
Ray Zadd
 
Decorations:
Ruth & Don Moorhead
 
Audio Equipment & Music:
Max & Myles Rapkin
 
Photography:
Jack Kananian
Dawn Rapkin
 
Ice Cream & Beverage Sales:
Debbie Boop
Claudia Ernst
Bill & Linda Hamm
Joan & Peter Harbath
Tom & Linda Hoffman
Daryl Kingston
Bruce Komandt
Jan Lucas
Tom Rantanen
Paul Sciria
 
Raffle Tickets Sales 
& Veterans Benefits Table:
Marty Drabek
Marlene Anielski 
Lou Carouse
Carol & Jeff Kessel
Marco Mazzone
Darlene Pristash
Kathy Sciria
Ginny Vasil
Kim Veras
 
Event Planning & Supplies:
Mayor Jerry Hruby
Sue & Bruce Komandt
Don & Ruth Moorhead
Dawn & Dave Rapkin
Kathy & Paul Sciria 
Steve & Christine Sweetnich
Kim & George Veras