CANTON -- Community Hospice (formerly known as Hospice of Tuscarawas, Stark and Carroll counties) is in the planning stages of a new fund-raising event at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday evening, Sept. 25.

Titled "Taste of Heaven," the event will include a scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame, hours devours, a silent auction, a live auction conducted by auctioneer Rodney Dimmerling, entertainment by vocalist Jerome James and instrumental music by Steve Dallas. The event derives its name from the nine local establishments who will be providing a "taste" of their best dessert in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Event Tent. Included among those providing desserts are Gold Ribbon Gourmet, Drummond Chocolates, Jackson Hole, Ahhh Nuts, Culinary Arts of Hoover High School, Grinders Above and Beyond and Litty's Cakes and Cookies. Major sponsors of the event to date include Shearer's Foods Inc. and Massillon Cable TV, Inc. Table sponsors to date include Midwestern Industries and Union Hospital.

Community Hospice is a community based non-profit organization which serves patients and their families throughout Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark and Harrison Counties as well as part of Holmes County. Community Hospice provides critical medical care and support for patients and families going through difficult time in the life of a loved one. Fund-raisers such as "Taste of Heaven" assure that no one is turned away based on their ability to pay for services. Further information on the vast array of services and support available from Community Hospice can be found at www.myhospice.org.

Tickets for "Taste of Heaven" will go on sale in mid-August. Additional opportunities are available for major sponsors, table sponsors and patrons for this very important event. For further information on Taste of Heaven please contact Bob Phipps, director of Development and Public Relations with Community Hospice, at (330) 343-7605.