The Copeland Experience August 2018

by Aug 28, 2018The Copeland Experience

Annual Car Cruise Raises $1,120 for Local Food Pantry

Copeland Oaks hosted their annual Car Cruise-In around the lake on Sunday, July 29th. Registration started at 9am and cars began filling in hours before! Each year this free event brings over a thousand spectators from near and far. Classic car drivers are asked to pay a $5 registration fee, with all proceeds going towards a local community pantry. In past years the car cruise has been executed with the help and direction of a local car group, Cruisin’ Crew. That group, however, disbanded around November of 2017 leaving Copeland to independently put the show on from start to finish.

“This was my first time not only attending the car show but also being in charge of organizing it. I could not have asked for a better turn out, and ultimately a perfect event,” said Chelsea Venables, Marketing Director.

“There are so many people who had a hand in making this event so successful, from our residents and our frontline staff, all the way up to our CEO. It is truly a team effort. We are able to treat the community to a fun day all while supporting a local charity.”

Proceeds were donated to a Salem area food pantry. This year the cruise raised $1,120 and decided to keep the money local by choosing The Concern Inc. as their recipient.

The Concern is a small Thrift Shop located in downtown Sebring serving many people throughout the community and surrounding communities. What some do not know is that The Concern also provides approximately 1,600 food orders in a year. At Christmas time, each year The Concern puts together around 150 food baskets complete with all of the staples of a Christmas dinner.

Paul Freer, the Security Director for Copeland Oaks, sits on the Board for The Concern and he said, “The Concern is like a best-kept secret. Many people will come in and say they didn’t realize it was even here.”

“We are truly blessed at The Concern that Copeland Oaks chose us to receive their proceeds from the cruise-in. We can use that money to buy food and help the community that much more. It’s a real blessing,” added Freer.

The annual cruise had 231 registered cars and an estimated 250 cars total. Copeland Oaks provided free hot dogs, chips, ice cream sandwiches and water to all guests. It was estimated that 1,400 hot dogs were cooked that day. Ten awards were given for classic cars in the following categories: Best of Show, Best of Show Runner-Up, 1st and 2nd Place Pre-1960, 1st and 2nd Place 1960-1998, Furthest Traveled, Oldest Car, Most Unique Car, and Copeland’s Choice.

Dave Mannion, Copeland Oaks CEO, did the honors of choosing Copeland’s Choice award based off of his favorite car, a 1972 Dodge Charger. Dave told the crowd how much he idolized that specific car when growing up and how he had wished he had one.

A Gallery of Treasures

Absolute auction to benefit the Copeland Life Care Fund
Saturday, September 15, 2018
800 S. 15th St.
Sebring, OH 44672

Takes place in the lower level of the parking deck
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
Bidding begins at 10:00 a.m.

visit for a listing of items to be sold
Loads of furniture, collectibles, housewares, artwork, quilts, antiques and a minivan.

Call or email Angie Marvin, Development Officer at Copeland Oaks at
330-938-7769 or email with questions.

Upcoming Events

The Akron Zoo Comes to Copeland Oaks!

Date: Tuesday, September 4

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Grab a friend or two and join us in Bennett Auditorium for a zoo adventure. The fun afternoon will provide an up-close opportunity to view some of the world’s most amazing animals, and discover the wonder of the animals that share our world.

West Branch High School Marching Band Performs at Copeland

Date: Thursday, September 13th

Time: 6:30 p.m.

The WBHS Band will perform outside of Lakeshore, near the lake. Resident seating will be available but you are welcome/encouraged to bring your lawn chairs. A special treat, an ice cream truck, will be on site.

Big Band Curtis to Perform in Bennett Auditorium

Date: Tuesday, September 18th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Curtis Chamberlain is a professional musician from New Concord, Ohio. Curtis travels extensively each year performing shows for numerous venues and organizations. His concert appearances contain an exciting variety of Great American Standards. Curtis sings and plays the saxophone in the easy listening style of the Big Band Era. CDs will be available to purchase following the performance.

Annual Campus Bonfire!

Date: Thursday, September 27th

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Come enjoy an evening by the fireside complete with hotdogs, s’mores, cider, corn hole and a wagon ride. Don’t miss out on the fun; grab a friend or two, your lawn chair and meet us on the concrete outside of building 8.

Do you know someone in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Please follow the link to refer a loved one. Someone will follow up with you to learn how Assisted Living Memory Care at Copeland may be able to help.