This week, staff writer Laura Rysz talks with Dominick Gianuzzi about the upcoming Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Party, which raises money for Serving Seniors Inc.
Residence: Clarks Summit
Family: Wife, Christine
Educational/professional background: Master’s degree in business administration from Marywood University and assistant vice president at Peoples Security Bank
Title: Event co-chairman with Attorney Kevin Grebas, Serving Seniors Inc. board treasurer
Q: How many years has this been a tradition?
A: We are celebrating 25 years of hosting this Pre-St. Patrick’s Day cocktail party. This was developed by our board of directors as a prelude to St. Patrick’s Day as well as the ever-popular Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade. We wanted to bring the community together while raising awareness of the programs that we offer. We encourage the community to attend this fun-filled event, relax and enjoy cocktails and appetizers, and meet old friends and new friends as well.
Q: What will be on hand at the event?
A: There will be an open bar, appetizers and over 40 themed baskets to raffle.
Q: Who will be performing?
A: Tony Vergnetti will be providing live jazz music.
Q: What is your fundraising goal?
A: Our goal is to raise as much funds as possible to assist us with our mission of improving the quality of life and care of older adults throughout our community.
Q: How will proceeds be used?
A: This year, Serving Seniors Inc. is celebrating 45 years of service to our community and continues to serve over 6,000 individuals annually. Proceeds will benefit programs including guardianship of person/estate services, ombudsman (advocacy), volunteer visitation, volunteer ombudsman, PEER (Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Residents Program) and transportation services.
If you go
What: 25th annual Pre. St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Party
When: Friday, March 6, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Glenmaura National Golf Club, 100 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic
Details: Tickets cost $40 and are available by calling 570-344-3931, ext. 1, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.