Raise Your Glass: Celebrating 5 years of Toledo Streets

Posted: Thursday, October 2, 2014 by: Amanda Zuehlke | Category: Events

Toledo Streets Newspaper enters its 5th year of changing lives and providing opportunities this October, and is inviting the community to join the celebration.
?Coinciding with Glass Month, Raise Your Glass, presented by Columbia Gas of Ohio, takes place Friday, October 17th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Gathered Art Gallery (23 N. Huron St). The event will feature wine, a specially produced run of craft Oktoberfest, locally-made appetizers and desserts, live glass blowing by several artists (pieces to be featured in “Get it While It’s Hot” live auction), and will introduce the IMPROVERS & SHAPERS awards.

Tickets are $35, and can be securely purchased in advance online at toledostreets.org/tickets. ?

Proceeds from the evening will support the Toledo Streets vendor program, which combines job training with a micro-enterprise income opportunity for men and women who are or have been homeless. ?

The IMPROVERS & SHAPERS awards will be presented to 10 individuals, honoring their innovative, compassionate, and dedicated work in Toledo.

A “Get it While It’s Hot” glass auction will be conducted throughout the event. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on blown glass created live by local artists Kristine Rumman, Sten Neuber, Matt Paskiett, Jeff Mack, and featured artist Kacey McCreery.

Sponsors of Raise Your Glass include presenting sponsor Columbia Gas of Ohio, Eastman & Smith, Trainer Tracy 419, and Gathered Art Gallery & Studios.
??Toledo Streets Newspaper is a registered Ohio non-profit corporation, seeking to provide job skills, income opportunities, and dignity through self-set and -realized goals through selling a locally-produced paper covering social justice issues. The paper also aims to advocate for those in poverty and provide expression for them through contributorship. The program will celebrate its fifth year of operation in October. For more information, please call 419.902.0333 or visit www.toledostreets.org. 

Press Release Contact Name: Amanda Zuehlke
Press Release Contact Email: amanda@toledostreets.org
Press Release Contact Phone: 419.902.0333
Organization Name: Toledo Streets Newspaper
Website or Link: www.toledostreets.org
Organization Address: Toledo, OH