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. Additionally, Laura curates events online and copy edits print editions of the Life&Times and Weekend Times sections of the newspaper. 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. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5228; @laurarysz