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.

UNICO Hosts Bingo Social at Gino Merli Veteran’s Center

UNICO Gino Merli volunteers

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO participated in UNICO National Day of community service on Saturday, April 20. In the afternoon, Keystone conducted a bingo social for the residents of Gino Merli Veteran’s Center of Northeastern PA.

Along with games with cash prizes, the residents and their guests were treated to a “Salute to Veterans” cake and ice cream.  It was a great afternoon of socializing, not only for the Veterans and their guests, but also for the volunteers.

Pictured are the Keystone UNICO volunteers participating at the event, from left: Jim Malone, Cathy Bianchi, Cathy Gerard, Bob Tagert, Nancy Angeloni, Ray Tropeano (holding cake and program coordinator), Frank Coviello, Marilyn Vitali, Mark McDade (holding cake), Michele McDade, Tom Carlucci, Tess Tropeano and Val Riggi.

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.