Handcrafted with love “creations” by members of the Children’s Guild of Cleveland highlighted their 75th annual “Creations Boutique” presented at Acacia Reservation Clubhouse in Beachwood.
From magical holiday décor to jewelry, gourmet food items, clothing, home décor and more, the choices were plentiful with guests filling their shopping bags with handmade items all in support of the Guild.

All proceeds from the delightful afternoon will benefit selected Cleveland children’s non-profit organizations. The purpose of the Guild is to allocate funds to small, local non-profit organizations that provide services to children.

Chairing the Creations Boutique were Ann Chaney, Janet Ricchetti and Carolyn Cunningham. Guild volunteers were in bright red aprons assisting shoppers. A luncheon catered by Dino’s was held that afternoon. Items on display showcased the various Guild artisans. There were hostess gifts, artwork and a plethora of one-of-a-kind gifts, including fiber arts, women’s accessories and unique home items. A special Newport Raffle was held in memory of Diane Spring.

Generous donors made the event possible, Guild president Jolly Winings said, adding that everything on display was made by the ladies of the Guild.
Founded in 1934 by a group of women gathered to help the Cleveland Humane Society, the Children’s Guild has continued to support the education, health and well-being of the area’s children.
A total of $50,000 was raised that afternoon from the 300 shoppers in attendance. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY SUE REID

Linda Campbell and Margo Bongiovanni

Rita Kaplan and Brenda Hattendorf

Ann Chaney, Janet Ricchetti, Carolyn Cunningham and Jolly Winings

Diana Everett, Mary Kehres and Pat Leech

Kay Pirichy and Estelle Hawley

Kathy Saccany, Roslyn Collins and Mary Ann Boysen