Countywide Employee Dress Down Day Benefits Hurricane Relief

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The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented the Northeastern Pennsylvania American Red Cross office with a check to help the areas hit hard by the recent wave of hurricanes.  Over $1,400 was raised through a countywide employee dress-down day conducted recently.

Shown from left are:  Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, William Goldsworthy, Red Cross Executive Director; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.   

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$2,200 Raised at Annual Card Party

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Cards for Charity recently raised $2,200 for the Little Sisters of the Poor at Holy Family Residence. The successful fundraiser took place at the organization’s annual card party at the Elmhurst Country Club. The fundraising party included a luncheon followed by an afternoon of bridge, mahjong, pinochle, and dominos. The Little Sisters also sold their famous scones and cookies.

Pictured presenting the check to Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., superior of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Scranton community are seated from left: Rosemarie Martin; Betty May, co-chairwoman; Mother Theresa Louisa; Barbara Whitford, co-chairwoman, and Maureen Pesavento, event secretary and treasurer.

Standing: Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Rose Baas; Joyce Tressler; Marianne Ferrario; Joan Hrycow, and Liz Yurkovic.

Also serving on the committee was Mary Ann O’Boyle; Mary Lynn Sciaccia; and Mary Ann Hazzouri.

UNICO to Sponsor Designer Purse BINGO

Keystone Purse Purchases _1Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO is sponsoring a designer purse bingo on Sunday, Nov. 19, from noon to 4 p.m.,  with proceeds going to local scholarships and charities.  The event will be held at Eagle McClure Hose Company, Old Forge, with tickets at $20. Keystone UNICO is a 501c3 not for profit organization and is also the second largest UNICO National chapter in the United States.

There will be 20 designer purses, namely Michael Kors, Coach, Kate Spade, Dooney and Bourke, and Patricia Nash.  There will also be four special bingo prizes as well as a basket raffle.  Refreshments and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased from all Keystone Chapter Members or call Michele McDade at 570-343-7009 or Lenore Latarewicz at 570-878-4900.

Pictured are committee members with Macy’s representatives, in front from left: Marcia Fuller, Macy’s sales associate; Sylvia Tagert, Mary DePalma, Mary Ann Coviello and Toni DiVizio.  

Standing: Cathy Bianchi, Val Riggi, cochair Michele McDade; Ivar Iversen, Macy’s sales manager; cochair Lenore Latarewicz, Dot Mariani and Nancy Malone.

Little Sisters of the Poor to Host Annual Roast Beef Dinner

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The Little Sisters of the Poor will have their annual autumn roast beef dinner from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in the auditorium of Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., located adjacent to Marywood University. All proceeds will be used to update electronic management systems to provide continuous and integrated quality care for the residents of Holy Family Residence.

The dinner, which will be catered courtesy of Stirna’s Restaurant, includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, rolls and butter, assorted pies and beverages. Takeouts will be available too. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (570) 343-4065, online at www.littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org or at the residence. They also will be available at the door.

In addition to the dinner, there will be a bake sale which will include the Sisters’ famous homemade scones and an assortment of other baked goods. There also will be raffles for gift baskets and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses as well as a 50/50 raffle.

The Little Sisters also have numerous dinner sponsorship packages available which are great advertising vehicles for businesses as well as a way to honor or remember a loved one.

For advance ticket purchases and sponsorship information, please contact Mrs. Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications, at (570) 343-4065 ext. 3144 or scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

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Committee members planning a roast beef dinner to benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor on Oct. 15 include, seated from left: Theresa Durkin, Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., and Cathy Lavelle.

Standing: Janet Skibinski, Carole Paswinski, Karen Caruso, development assistant; Nancy Wilson, Joyce Tressler, MaryCarol Kanton, and Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications.

Also serving on the committee are Charlie Butler, Marlene Deily, Faith Foley, Cathy Gavin, Pete Kanton, Ann Kwak, Patrick O’Malley, head chef and kitchen supervisor; Anne Ruddy, Mary Sheils, Mary Jane Sheridan, David Tressle, Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator, and Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.