An Evening at Garden Smiles Benefits The Victory Center of Toledo

December 02, 2010

The June 10th fundraising event, “An Evening at Garden Smiles”, is part of the ongoing Chicks for Charity fundraising campaign for The Victory Center.


05.26.2010 – Waterville, Ohio—Deb Carruth, owner of Carruth Studio, and artist gallery and gift shop, Garden Smiles, will host a fundraiser for the Chicks for Charity on June 10th. The fundraising event, “An Evening at Garden Smiles”, will benefit The Victory Center, northwest Ohio’s only independent, full service cancer wellness center. “I just became acquainted with the Chicks for Charity and with The Victory Center,” said Deb Carruth. “I am so impressed with the work being done by The Victory Center on behalf of cancer patients and their family members; and with the approach that the Chicks for Charity take in helping to raise money and to give back to the community. I want to help too,’ she stated.

According to Deb Carruth, the Chicks for Charity are women and girls of all ages who want to transform our community through occasional fun lunches, happy hours and special events. The Chicks focus on helping young women gain confidence in their capabilities as donors and volunteers. They want to inspire women to fulfill their philanthropic potential through donations of time, talent and money. The Chicks will be hosting their major fundraising event on July 21 at the Toledo Botanical Gardens. For more information visit the Chicks online at

The Victory Center located in Toledo, just off Central Avenue, has been providing services to cancer patients and their families since 1996. Their sole purpose is to nourish and comfort the body, mind and spirit during the fight against cancer. Programs are held in a comfortable homelike setting and are presented by licensed professionals with credentials appropriate to their specialty. The Victory Center is funded through donations, grants, and fundraising events. The Chicks for Charity have worked to raise funds for The Victory Center since 2009.

The June 10th event at Garden Smiles is scheduled to begin at 6:00PM and last until 9:00PM. Tickets cost $10 and include wine and h’ordeuvres. Deb Carruth will also be giving away a limited number of the children’s book, “If I Were A Dinosaur” by George Carruth and Libby Carruth Krock. Proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to The Victory Center. Additionally, 10% of any purchases made during the fundraiser will be donated to The Victory Center. “We are eager to support the Chicks and the Victory Center,” said Deb Carruth. “We also look forward to seeing some new faces at Garden Smiles that evening,” she added. “This is the height of wedding, graduation and gardening season and we have wonderful gifts for all occasions—including Father’s Day, which is right around the corner.”

Garden Smiles is located on 211 Mechanic Street in Waterville, Ohio, just outside Toledo. For more information about “An Evening at Garden Smiles” or to purchase a ticket in advance, please call 419.878.5412.

About Garden Smiles

Carruth Studio’s gift shop and gallery, Garden Smiles, is located in Waterville, Ohio. Garden Smiles, is the brainchild of George’s wife, Deb Carruth, and is the only place where you will find the complete collection of his sculpted designs–more than 250 pieces.

Garden Smiles is open Monday through Friday from 10-6PM EST, Saturdays from 10-5PM EST and Sundays from 12-5PM EST. For directions, visit or call 419.878.5412.

At Garden Smiles visitors have the opportunity to see the newest designs that are not yet available anywhere else. Besides being a gallery for George’s sculptures, it’s also a place to test market new colors, mediums and ideas he may be working on. Collectors have an opportunity to take home a design or color that may never find its way into our catalog. Occasionally, he is available the day of your visit to sign your purchase.

About George Carruth

George Carruth is an artist who has been creating images out of limestone and clay since 1983. Educated at the Columbus School of Art and Design, his original carvings are sought out by collectors, sent as gifts for weddings, holidays, bereavement, and birthdays. You can view his collection at or by visiting the gallery and retail store, Garden Smiles, located on Mechanic Street in Waterville, Ohio.

About Carruth Studio

Carruth Studio’s hand-cast and hand-finished stone sculptures are designed by nationally renowned artist and sculptor, George Carruth. These whimsical sculptures are used as gifts, garden art, memorials, interior decorations and collectibles. Carruth sculptures also work well as fundraising incentives and the firm has a special fundraising program available. Carruth Studio is located in Waterville, Ohio and ships products throughout the United States and Canada. Carruth sculptures are also distributed in retail outlets throughout the country. For more information, visit or find Carruth Studio on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

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