Pairings with Alpha

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Farm at Harvest Hills
670 Hills-Miller Rd
Delaware, OH 43015

Pairings is an annual celebratory event. Guests enjoy local food and beverage pairings on the patio of The Gathering Place, followed by an awards program.
During the awards ceremony, we honor our members, partners and staff with the following awards. 
Member Awards
    • Manufacturing Employee: Adam Fussichen

    • Integrated Adult Day Service Participant: Kyle Ryan

    • Success in Community Living: John Estes

    • Success in Workforce Development: Pat Hain

    • Community Services Employee: Carolyn Pack

Community Awards
    • Pairing Partner of the Year: Fraternal Order of Eagles #376

    • Workforce Development: Ohio Living Sarah Moore

    • Integrated Adult Day: Westerville Community Center

    • Supportive Living: Hidden Ravines Dental, Janet Wolery DMD, LLC

    • Volunteers of the Year: Bob and Judy Williams

    • Special Volunteer Recognition: Buckeye Valley Key Club

Aspire to Excellence – Staff Awards
  • Barb Gossett 
  • Donna Clark 
  • Rebecca Thomas 
  • Sheryl Muryn 
The Pairings Menu:
  • Buckeye Boys BBQ, paired with an Apple Cider Cocktail from Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Cheese coneys and 3-way spaghetti dish from Skyline Chili (Powelll Road) paired with Ohio craft beer samples.
  • Chipotle Honey Hummus, served with pita and fresh vegetables from Local Roots and a grape, cheese and cracker display from Krogerpaired with wine samples from Costco Polaris.
  • Dessert from Cheesecakes by Bernie and Crumbl Cookies for dessert!

NEW THIS YEAR! We have rented the “golf cart service” for guests parking in the main lot.

Accessible parking spaces are still available next to the event venue “The Gathering Place”, but are limited. Please save these spots for guests who need them.

During the awards ceremony, we will honor our members and partners with the following awards. Award recipients will be announced at the event!

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in The Alpha Group’s 2021 Zoom Duck Derby presented by Medical Mutual! After expenses, $33,788 was raised to help fund programs and services for individuals with disabilities. A portion of these funds supported our sister nonprofit agency TAG Community Living, Inc. (TAG) with their new community housing project. On December 15, 2021, TAG had a ribbon cutting and open house for their first two homes! These homes will house individuals with disabilities. All residents/members will participate in Alpha’s many programs and services, including home care through Alpha’s Supportive Living services.

This event is free to attend; but we ask that you register.


Alpha Group Drive Through Trick or Treat flyer

Click here to view photos of our 2021 event!


Event proceeds will support programs and services for individuals with disabilities.

  • The Alpha Group provides services to more than 700 members in 13 Ohio counties (Ashland, Crawford, Delaware, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Richland, Summit, Union and Wayne.)
  • 83 cents of every dollar goes directly back to programming.
  • On average, our transportation department makes 1,700 monthly trips; taking our members to medical appointments, their jobs, etc.
  • To learn more about The Alpha Group, read our 2020 Annual Report

Please click here to view our sponsorship opportunities for the Laugh & Luck Reverse Raffle.

If you have questions about the event, contact [email protected].

Thank you to our event sponsors!


Penn National Gaming, Inc.

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