Scranton Cultural Center to host raffle fundraiser


The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is pleased to announce its first ever 100 for $100 Raffle, a fundraising effort spearheaded by the organization’s Fund Development Committee.  Raffle tickets are for sale at a cost of $100 for a chance to win cash prizes of up to $10,000 and a number of other prizes including event tickets, merchandise and gift certificates all valued at a minimum of $100 each.  There will be 100 prizes in total.  Tickets will remain on sale through September or until all tickets are sold; only 1,000 tickets will be available for purchase.  Prizes will be awarded at an Oktoberfest themed drawing party to be held at the SCC on October 7.

“We are so excited about this raffle, which will help raise much needed funds for the Center,” says Deborah Moran Peterson, SCC Executive Director, “and we hope to generate some excitement in the community with 100 very happy winners!”

1682124369_2819f7bcdbMrs. Peterson also wishes to extend thanks on behalf of the Center’s Board of Directors to the event co-chairpersons: Anne Falzett, Nada Gilmartin and John Murray.

Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the ongoing operations, restoration and programming at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.  Cash prizes awarded will be $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500.  A full list of additional raffle items is available on the Scranton Cultural Center website and will be updated as new prizes are received.  Details regarding the drawing party on Oct. 7 will be posted as the event nears.

Tickets are $100 and include entry into the raffle as well as admission for one to the drawing party in October.  Additional tickets for the drawing party will be available for $35.  Tickets may be purchased through a committee member or at the SCC’s Fidelity Bank Box Office.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact John Murray at (570) 650-1303.  A full list of prizes can be found by visiting the SCC’s website,

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple’s 2015-16 Season is presented by Toyota Scranton and sponsored by LT Verrastro, UGI and id Group.  It is supported by: the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture, and Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerry Notarianni and Laureen A. Cummings.  A special thank you to its media partners:  Allied Services, Citizens’ Voice, Electric City, Entercom Communications, Lamar Advertising, MAC Signs, The Times-Tribune, Times Shamrock Communications and Eyewitness News – WBRE/WYOU –


Diocese of Scranton’s annual golf classic

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The Diocese of Scranton will hold its seventh annual St. John Vianney Vocations Golf Classic on Monday, July 11, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top.

Tournament proceeds help foster vocations to the Diocesan priesthood and support seminarian  formation. Bishop Joseph C. Bambera is honorary chair.

Committee members planning the event in conjunction with the Offices of Vocations and Development are, seated from left, Michele Long;  Attorney Joseph O’Brien, Reverend Donald Williams, Diocesan Director of Vocations and Director of Seminarians, chair; Monsignor Donald McAndrews, and Reverend Jeffrey Walsh, V.E., Episcopal Vicar for Clergy.  

Standing: Tom Considine; Monsignor David Bohr, Diocesan Secretary for Clergy Formation; Reverend Joseph Evanko; Marilouise Agnone Ruane, Diocesan Director of Stewardship; Reverend David Cappelloni; Dominic Rinaldi; and Mark Soprano.

The “captain and crew” tournament begins with lunch at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at noon. A reception and awards dinner immediately follows play. To register for golf or make a donation, call the Development Office at 570-207-2250 or visit