The Friend of the Junior League Award is given each year to acknowledge those in the community who have been particularly generous. This year’s winner is MeLana Parks, General Manager at Jerzee’s Sports Grill. This year’s winner went above and beyond to help the Junior League of Stark County by providing various items that were used to help our Community Impact project as well as our fundraisers. She provided To-Go containers all year for the League meals at the Martin Center to allow students to take extra food home. She also provided the kegs for our Reverse Raffle. MeLana, on behalf of Jerzee’s Sports Grill, also donated two gift baskets and many gift cards used as silent auction items for the Annual Gala.

She was chosen to be honored with the Friend of the Junior League Award because of her willingness to serve our community with a generous spirit. Thank you for being our “Go to Girl.” Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Friend of the Junior League, MeLana Parks.

Past Friends of The Junior League of Stark County:

1997 North Canton Medical Foundation
1998 Starrett Service, Inc.
1999 The Hoover Company
2000 FirstMerit, 1480 WHBC, and Mix 94.1
2001 YMCA and Harry London Candies
2002 Carraba’s Italian Grille
2003 Fisher Foods and Stephanie Spielman
2004 91 Wood Fired Oven
2005 Weinsz Oil and Gas, Inc.
2006 The Flower Factory
2007 Sirak Financial
2008 Kiko Auctioneers
2009 Wulff Enterprises, Inc.
2010 Old Carolina Barbecue, Inc.
2011 Cathy Cowgill Flowers
2012 DeHoff Realtors
2013 Joe Pileggi’s Catering
2015 MeLana Parks