This week, staff writer Laura Rysz talks with Mariah McAndrew Kich about Tacos, Trivia and More, which raises money for materials to build an outdoor children’s garden maze at Valley Community Library in Peckville.
Professional background: Senior team leader, client support, at Penn Foster
Title: Co-marketing chairwoman and Leadership Lackawanna Core Program class of 2020 participant
Q: Tell us a little about Leadership Lackawanna’s Valley Community Library project.
A: The Valley Community Library project is one of five projects being sponsored by the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program class of 2020. Our group’s mission is to complete the first phase of Valley Community Library’s outdoor revitalization project. The fully accessible, eco-friendly garden maze will spark curiosity and educate children and their families. The project’s completion is scheduled for June.
Q: What will be on hand at the event?
A: The night will feature trivia, taco specials, beer samplings and specials, liquor and cocktail samplings, snow tubing, raffle baskets and 50/50 raffles. Guests must be 21 years or older to participate in beer/liquor samplings and specials. ID is required at the door.
Q: What was the inspiration for this event?
A: The event was inspired by the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program class of 2020’s group member Katy Kennington, director of food and beverage at Montage Mountain Resorts. Montage Mountain Resorts loves to support local businesses and charities. They host many events for all ages all year long, and they are looking forward to even more supportive, local people coming up to the mountain to experience all that they have to offer.
Q: Who will be performing?
A: Live entertainment will be provided by the Boastfuls.
Q: How will proceeds be used?
A: The proceeds will go directly toward purchasing materials to build the outdoor children’s garden maze at Valley Community Library in Peckville.
If you go
What: Leadership Lackawanna’s Tacos, Trivia and More fundraiser
When: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Slocum Hollow Bar at Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton
Details: Tickets cost $20 in advance at leadershiplackawanna.com/projects and at the door. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Laura Rysz is the features copy editor and calendar editor at The Times-Tribune and runs the Talk of the Times column, which focuses on local fundraisers and other events. She also writes Chef’s Table that profiles restaurants around the region. Additionally, Laura curates events online on AccessNEPA.com. Laura is involved in the special Mother’s Day edition and curates occasional features Marry Memories and Times Travelers. She is a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, New Jersey, and earned an English professional writing degree with a minor in mass communications from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. She also earned a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5228.