Jeans Day: The Idea House (With Help From Grunt Grub Food Truck)

Every month VanDevere holds a Jeans Day to collect donations for different local charities. April’s charity was The Idea House. The employees were also treated to lunch from a sort of local food trailer, Grunt Grub. The rain we had didn’t put a damper on the fun though, as the smell of the yummy burgers cheered everyone up!

The Idea House is a Christian faith-based year-round school for students with different abilities located in Canal Fulton, OH. The owner, Angi Shumate, says that she created the IDEA House Educational Services for several reasons. As a teacher for students with various disabilities she wanted a place that was safe and comfortable for all the children that were getting looked over in the normal school system. Angi also wanted a place that could focus on the special needs of children with Autism Spectrum. She also wanted a place that was for the families. Disabilities of one family member impact the entire family and the IDEA House helps with all the members of the family!

The lunch was provided by Grunt Grub. The meat comes straight from the farm to the truck. Matt and Jennifer Baker are the owners of this great food truck. Not only is the farm where they get their meat owned by a veteran, Matt is also a veteran. While Matt cooked the burgers their 2 oldest boys helped Jenn with the fries and assembling of the burgers. Don’t take our word for how good the burgers were, and that onion bacon jam, check them out and stop and get some grub!

The VanDevere Bunch To Support West Akron Baseball & Softball League

Akron, March 23, 2022   The VanDevere Bunch is partnering with West Akron Baseball & Softball League in Akron. The VanDevere Bunch has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball & Softball program to provide new equipment , invitations to free instructional clinics and an opportunity for community members to earn donations for their league via a test drive fundraiser.

“Playing baseball and softball helps kids develop skills like leadership, cooperation, and sportsmanship while bringing families and communities together to show their support. The VanDevere Bunch and Chevrolet Youth Baseball & Softball are proud to participate in a sport that brings so many smiles to kids and families in Akron.” said Lori Sams, Marketing Director for The VanDevere Bunch. “Chevrolet believes in the power of play as a way for young people to build the skills needed to be successful in the future and supports the spirit of teamwork that baseball and softball instills in its players.”

2022 marks the seventeenth year of Chevrolet’s Youth Baseball & Softball program and has benefitted over 9 million players since it launched in 2006. Last year, more than 1,100 Chevrolet dealers participated across the country.

The VanDevere Bunch will present West Akron Baseball & Softball League an equipment kit that includes useful items such as equipment bags, first aid kits, batting tees, and ball buckets. The sponorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former MLB/MiLB players and coaches, or instruction from Ripken Baseball.

In addition, The VanDevere Bunch will present a check representing a one-time donation to West Akron Baseball & Softball League. Sponsored leagues across the country will have the chance to earn additional funds to support the league as community members take test drives at their partnering dealership.

“Chevrolet designs and builds its vehicles with busy families in mind, featuring a comprehensive suite of available safety features; technologies that make the journey more comfortable and engaging for the entire family; and the space and flexibility needed to haul people and cargo. We encourage everyone to take a look at what Chevrolet has to offer,” said Sams.

For more information about Chevrolet Youth Baseball & Softball, please visit