Service, Fellowship and Ugly Sweaters!

By: Mary Alice Sonnhalter

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Members of the Akron - Canton PRSA and Canton Ad Federation (CAF) gathered on Giving Tuesday for the first ever Speed Knit-working and Ugly Sweater contest and it was anything but ugly! 

Those attending shared both an explanation of their sweater creations as well as favorite holiday memories. In recognition of Giving Tuesday, each participant brought items to be donated to the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank, totaling nearly 100 items.

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Congratulations to CAF members Brian and Alyssa West who took first place in the contest and wore homemade, matching poinsettia-embellished sweaters. Akron PRSA members Wendy Turrell took 2nd place for her Santa in the chimney sweater and Andrea Ferraro placed third for her “Oh Snap” teddy bear sweater.

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The knit-working event provided a fun way to kick-off a hectic holiday season and opportunities to connect with some other like-minded professionals.

Thanks to all who contributed and happy holidays!

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