Double “R” Twirlettes to Present Recital at Circle Drive-in

The Double “R” Twirlettes will present their annual recital on the “Big Screen” at the Circle Drive-In on Wednesday, June 9, at 9 p.m. 

For more information, call 570-489-1935 or visit  

Pictured are group members who live in Dunmore, including Emma Cortazar, front center.

Second row, from left: Brielle Esken, Madison Waltz, who was recently named feature twirler for Dunmore High School, and Madeleine Scheuermann.

Twirl-a-thon to Benefit St. Joseph’s Center

The Double “R” Twirlettes will hold their 42nd annual twirl-a-thon to benefit St. Joseph’s Center on Saturday, May 15. 

Group members will perform from 1 noon to 2 p.m. at the Lackawanna County Courthouse.

The event is free and open to the public and donations for St. Joseph’s Center will be accepted. For more information, call 570-489-1935 or visit

Shown from left: Sara Swavola, Mia Velez, Morgan Tullio, Natalie Nareski, Maddie Doyle, Jordan Gioupis and Lindsey Kausmeyer.

Double “R” Twirlers Represent Local Schools During Football Season

The Double “R” Twirlettes are well represented this football season as 14 group members twirl for seven different high schools including Dunmore. 

Shown seated in front, from left: Lindsey Kausmeyer, Mid Valley’s Miss Spartan; Stephanie Hicks, Abington’s Miss Comet, and Alexandra Taffera, North Pocono’s Miss Trojan. Kneeling, same order: Kristen Griffiths, Wyoming Valley West drill team; Sara Swavola, Scranton High featured twirler; Natalie Nareski, Old Forge feature twirler; and Madison Waltz, Dunmore majorette captain.

Standing: Sadie Solensky, Mid Valley twirler; Lydia Monroe, North Pocono twirler; Madison Doyle, Mid Valley twirler; Jordan Gioupis, North Pocono twirling team captain; Morgan Tullio, Mid Valley twirler, and Lauren Zajaczkowski, North Pocono twirler. Not pictured is Olivia Major, North Pocono twirler.

The performers are all students of Kathleen Y. Mercatili who is director of the Double “R” Twirlettes.