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