UNICO Makes Donations to Local Groups

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Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO National recently approved donations of $500 each to Bread Basket of NEPA, The United Way, Saint Patrick’s Food Pantry and The Catherine McAuley Center.

Pictured at the presentation are, from left: Sandy Collins, Keystone UNICO board member; Frank Coviello, Keystone UNICO president; Phoebe Wilson, Executive Director, Bread Basket of NEPA; and Bob Collins, Keystone UNICO COVID-19 Initiative chairman.

Anyone interested in making a donation directly to Food Basket of NEPA can contact Phoebe Wilson at 570-343-2324.


UNICO United Way pic2Pictured at the UNICO $500 donation presentation to the United Way are, from left: from left are Michele McDade, Keystone UNICO fundraising committee; Mary Ann Coviello, president elect of Keystone UNICO; Gary Drapek, president and CEO of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, and Mark McDade, Keystone UNICO corresponding secretary.  Donations to the United Way can be sent to United Way, 613 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 304, Scranton, PA 18510.

UNICO Awards Scholarships to Local High School Graduates

unico holy cross scholarDunmore’s Keystone UNICO awarded its 2020 scholarships this May. The scholarships are based on the student’s GPA, hours of community service, having been accepted to a school of higher education and their school’s recommendation.

Dunmore High School and Holy Cross High School are allocated one scholarship each.

Gabriella Paris, daughter of Thomas and Melissa Parise, received the Holy Cross High School scholarship. Gabriella will attend Wilkes University majoring in nursing.

Pictured above from left are Sandy Collins, Keystone UNICO Scholarship Director; Gabriella Parise, scholarship recipient; Frank Coviello, Keystone UNICO President; and Mary Ann Coviello, Keystone UNICO President Elect.


Unico DHS scholarDunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO also presented a $1,000 Scholarship to Dunmore High School scholarship recipient Michael Hannah.

Michael is the son of Michael and Tiffany Hannah.  Michael will attend the University of Pittsburgh majoring in business.

Pictured from left are Frank Coviello, Keystone UNICO President, Michael Hannah, scholarship recipient; and Sandy Collins, Keystone UNICO Scholarship Director.

UNICO Postpones Annual Pig Roast

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Keystone Chapter UNICO National has rescheduled its annual Pig Roast Fundraiser until Sunday, Sept. 27, at Fiorelli’s.  “Clothesline for Men” is this year’s major beneficiary and “Black & White 1940’s Big Band Era” is the theme.Entertainment will be provided by E.J. the D.J. from 5 to 9 p.m.  The evening will include a professional 5×7 photo taken by Rich Banick.

There will be a two-hour open bar with hors d’oeuvres during the first hour and an Italian buffet dinner during the second hour, along with a basket raffle,, Wilbur the Money Pig, and the Italian Money Umbrella.  The Grand Door Prize is “Dinner at Angelo’s” in Dunmore.  Tickets are $55 per persons. Call Michele at 570-343-7009.

Committee members are, seated from left:Board chairman Nanine Gramigna; Pig Roast cochairman Sylvia Tagert; Bonnie Haluska, Volunteer Program Manager, ClothesLine For Men, and Keystone President Frank Coviello. 

Standing: Mark McDade, Lenore Latarewicz, Ann Summa, Mary Ann Coviello, Michele McDade, Marilyn Vitali, Tom Carlucci, Nancy Malone, cochair Bob Tagert,  Toni DiVizio, Ed Latarewicz, Mary Lou Karliak, Jim Mack and Valerie Riggi.