Special to The Vindicator
HELPING HANDS: Howland’s Lanai Salon, with a little ingenuity and the spirit of giving, took a corporate gift and turned it into a fundraiser for the Ireland Cancer Center at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Salon employees created a gift basket worth nearly $500 and sold tickets to clients and the community for a raffle. The basket included a pink limited edition Paul Mitchell flatiron, a professional blow dryer and an array of other salon and spa products. In two months, the salon raised more than $900 for the cancer center. Fran Ruberto, a salon owner, said another raffle is in the works. The salon is at 165 Niles Cortland Road, in the Galleria Suites. For more information call Christine Ruggieri at (330) 240-4838. Above, Melanie Kush, Jen Ulp, Ruberto, Gina Cannell and Ashley Lokash, Lanai Salon employees, present a check to Christine Ruggieri, from the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Added: Wed, January 27, 2010