Local Twirlers to Present Recital on the Big Screen

Double R Twirlettes

The Double “R” Twirlettes will present their annual recital on the “Big Screen” at the Circle Drive-In on tonight at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.) For more information, call 570-489-1935 or visit doublertwirl.com.  The group is under the direction of Kathleen Mercatili.

Pictured from left: Natalie Buchinski, Mia Velez, Sara Swavola, Jordan Gioupis and Madison Doyle.

Twirlers Raise Money for St. Joseph’s Center


The Double “R” Twirlettes held its 41st annual twirl-a-thon to benefit St. Joseph’s Center on Feb. 29  in center court at the Viewmont Mall. The Twirlettes are under the direction of Kathleen Y. Mercatili. For more information on the group, call 570-489-1935 or visit www.doublertwirl.com.

Shown in front row, from left:Madeleine Scheurmann of Dunmore, Alessandra Moreli- Kolatis, and Brielle Esken of Dunmore. Back row, same order: Alivea Matay, Kali Mercatili, Eva Schuler and Aleecya Jennings.

Another Successful Football Season for Double “R” Twirlettes


The Double “R” Twirlettes were well represented this football season as 20 group members twirled with six different high schools, including Dunmore, at games, pep rallies, and other events throughout the fall.

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

Shown seated from left: Natalie Nareski, feature twirler at Old Forge High School; Natalie Buchinski, Miss Spartan at Mid Valley Secondary Center; Nina Sampogne, Miss Comet at Abington Heights High School; Meghan Murray, Miss Trojan, and Alexandra Taffera, feature twirler, both at North Pocono High School. 

Kneeling, same order: Lauren Zajaczkowski, Lily Lucsky, twirlers at North Pocono; Sara Swavola, Scranton twirler; Madison Waltz, Dunmore High School twirler; Eliyana Kubelis, Scranton twirler; Jordan Gioupis, North Pocono twirler, and Autumn Major, North Pocono captain.

Standing, same order: Sadie Solensky, Jocelyn Bringhurst, Tiana Searfoss, Lindsey Kausmeyer, all Mid-Valley twirlers; Olivia Major, North Pocono twirler; Madison Doyle, Morgan Tullio, and Sahara Searfoss, all Mid Valley twirlers.