The Keystone Chapter’s 7th Annual Bocce Tournament was conducted at the Arcaro and Genell Bocce Courts in Old Forge. This year there were 44 players who enjoyed great weather, food, camaraderie and bocce competition. Proceeds will fund Keystone UNICO’s annual scholarships, Brian Piccolo Award.
Pictured is the winning bocce team receiving their trophies, from left: John Rettura; event cochairman Cathy Gerard; Ted Giglio, Jim Grego, Bob Rossi, and Keystone Chapter President Frank Coviello.
Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO conducted an open house at Arcaro and Genell recently was planned by membership director Mary Ann Coviello.
Guests, including Ann Summa, at left, and Cherie Mecca, were encouraged to tack the town or region their families came from on a large map of Italy.
President Nanine Gramigna gave an overview of all the recent and upcoming fundraising events and service projects scheduled, including the High School Chorus Competition, Pig Roast benefitting Dress for Success, and the Golf Tournament benefiting St. Mary’s Villa.
Chapter guests and members pictured at the UNICO open house included, seated from left: Annie Longo, Stefani Longo, Denise Burne, Valerie Amico and Cathy Van Nort, all guests.
Standing, same order: Nanine Gramigna, chapter president; Natalie Knight, guest; David Martin, University of Scranton Athletic Director, guest speaker; Tony Amico, guest; Mary Ann Coviello, chapter membership director; Ellen Sartori, guest, and Lenore Latarewicz, member-at-large.
Guest speaker for the UNICO open house was University of Scranton Athletic Director David Martin who spoke about the University’s athletic program and its service to the community.
He also commended Keystone UNICO on their motto of “Service Above Self” and how everyone should always “leave things better than the way they find them.”
Local legend Frank Gervasi entertained the guests at the open house, and the evening’s finale was a tribute to our veterans with a sing-along of patriotic songs ending with “God Bless America.”