Friends of the Forgotten Sponsor “Wreaths Across America” Event

Wreaths Across America

Keystone UNICO Members gather with Val Riggi, president of the Friends of the Forgotten, at the Gino Merli Veteran’s Center. The Friends of the Forgotten sponsor the “Wreaths Across America” remembrance at Gino Merli annually. Keystone UNICO participates with a wreath donation yearly also.

Shown from left are Mark and Michele McDade, Valerie Riggi, Keystone President Frank Coviello, Ray Tropeano, Mary Ann Coviello, Ed Faatz, Sylvia and Bob Tagert, Cathy Gerard, Tom Carlucci, Tess Tropeano and Marilyn Vitali.

Flapjack Fundraiser Brings In Nearly $1,600 for Friends of the Forgotten

UNICO donation

Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO recently presented a $1,569.68 donation to the Friends of the Forgotten from their Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser. Frank and Mary Ann Coviello served as co-chairmen.

Shown kneeling from left: UNICO PA II District Governor Cathy Bianchi, Karen Sadowski, Dee Faatz, Toni DiVizio, Kayla Gordon and Sandy Collins. 

Standing, first row: Ellen Sartori, Nancy Malone, Tess Tropeano, Keystone president Frank Coviello, Friends of the Forgotten President Val Riggi, cochairman Mary Ann Coviello, and Ann Summa.

Back rows: Jim Mack, Jim Malone, Mary Mack, Friends of the Forgotten member Jerry Gondarz, Marilyn Vitali, veteran volunteer Jim Piccotti, Gene DiVizio, Gloria Rizzo, Ray Tropeano, Mary Lou Karliak, Ed Faatz, Linda Wishard, Bob Collins, Lenore Latarewicz, Michele McDade, Marge Ruggiero, Kevin Cicci, Joany Bonczek, Dot Mariani, USA Sgt. Martin, Frank Cicci, and USA Sgt. Brown. 

UNICO Members Take Part in Wreaths Across America Program

wreaths across america

The Wreaths Across America Program is an annual program presented throughout the U.S.  Locally it is presented by the Friends of the Forgotten at the Gino Merli Veteran’s Center. A program was presented with the displaying of 28 wreaths representing 28 local organizations.

Keystone Chapter UNICO National participated with a donated wreath and great representation.

Among our members who are also members of The Friends of the Forgotten are Ed Faatz, president; Dee Dee Faatz, secretary; Ray Tropeano, director, and Val Riggi.

Pictured are Keystone Chapter UNICO members who participated in The Friends of the Forgotten “Wreaths Across America” Program at the Gino Merli Veterans’ Center.  

From left are Marilyn Vitali, Ray and Tess Tropeano, Cathy Bianchi, Tom Carlucci, Keystone Chapter president Cathy Gerard, Val Riggi, Friends of the Forgotten Secretary Dee Dee Faatz, Michele McDade, Bob and Sylvia Tagert, Mark McDade, Friends of the Forgotten President Ed Faatz and Jim Mack.