Keystone UNICO to Mark 10th Anniversary

Committee Members planning Keystone UNICO’s Pig Roast/Tenth Anniversary planned to benefit ClothesLine For Men include, front row, from left: Michele McDade, Bob and Sylvia Tagert, anniversary cochairs; Meghan Loftus, CEO and president, Friends of the Poor; Bonnie Haluska, volunteer program manager for ClothesLine for Men, and Mary Ann Coviello, Keystone UNICO president.  standing from left: Nanine Gramigna, Bob and Sandy Collins, Mark McDade, Frank Coviello, Diane Beckage, MaryLou Karliak, Tom Carlucci, Cathy Gerard, Cesira Berardelli, Gloria Rizzo, Toni DiVizio, Nancy Malone, Val Riggi, Louise Ligi, Ann Summa, and Jim Mack.  

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO has begun the planning of its Tenth Anniversary to be held on Saturday, April 23, at Fiorelli’s Catering & Banquet Hall, Peckville.  

Keystone UNICO was chartered in Dunmore on Saturday, April 14, 2012.  At the time, no one could recall a larger UNICO National Chapter being chartered, nor has there been one since.  

For close to 10 years, it has held the distinction of being the second largest chapter in UNICO National and has been recognized by National for its accomplishments yearly.  

An average of three scholarships are awarded per year and charitable donations are awarded monthly.  The Anniversary Committee has been hard at work to make this 10th Anniversary a special evening.  “ClothesLine For Men,” a sub-division of the “Friends of the Poor,” will be the primary beneficiary for this event.  The event will have a Black and White Theme and formal attire will be welcomed but not required.  

There will be entertainment for listening and dancing pleasure by ‘Frank and Toby,” along with a surprise or two.  

On hand will be the following raffles: The Italian Money Umbrella; Wilbur the Classic Italian Maiale, with his belly filled with cash, and the ever-popular Italian Basket Raffle.  

Nick Toma, WYOU/WBRE TV Newscaster, will be announcing the raffle winners.  All guests will receive a souvenir photo taken that evening by Richard Banick.  

The dinner will be Fiorelli’s Famous UNICO Pig Roast buffet.  Sponsorship opportunities and program book ads are available by calling Mark McDade at 570-343-7009.  

This event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased from all chapter members or by calling President Mary Ann Coviello at 570-344-3737 or Michele McDade at 570-343-7009. ​

UNICO 10th Anniversary Celebration Planned

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO has scheduled its 10th Anniversary Celebration for Saturday, April 23rd at Fiorelli’s Catering and Banquet Hall, Peckville.  

The primary beneficiary from this event will be ClothesLine For Men, operated by Friends of the Poor.  The evening will have a Black and White/Big Band Theme.  Formal Attire will be welcomed but not required.  There will be entertainment for listening and dancing pleasure by Frankie and Toby. There will be a complimentary cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres.  

Raffles will include: The Italian Money Umbrella; Wilbur, the Classic Italian Pig, with a belly filled with cash; and the ever-popular Italian Basket Raffle.  News Announcer Nick Toma from WYOU/WBRE TV will announce all raffle winners.  All guests will receive a 5×7 souvenir photo taken by Richard Banick that evening.  

The dinner will be Fiorelli’s famous Italian Pig Roast Buffet.  Sponsorship opportunities and Program Book ads are available by calling Mark McDade at 570-343-7009.  

This event is open to the public and formal invitations can be obtained by calling President Mary Ann Coviello at 570-344-3737 or Michele McDade 570-343-7009.

UNICO Presents Donation to Make-A-Wish

Keystone UNICO presented a donation to Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania, as part of the ongoing “Random Act of Kindness Program” at their January meeting at Colarusso’s Coal Fire Pizza. 

The goal of Make-A-Wish is to grant the wishes of local children who live with the fear and uncertainty of a life-threatening disease.  In Lackawanna County alone, 300 children have been recipients of a “Magical Wish” since 1983. 

Anyone who would like to donate, can send a check payable to “Make-A-Wish” to 327 North Washington Avenue, Suite 501, Scranton, PA 18503. For more information, call Maggie O’Brien, Regional Manager at 570-341-9474.

Shown from left are committee members including Bob Tagert, Louise Ligi, Frank Coviello, Keystone president Mary Ann Coviello, Make-A-Wish regional manager Maggie O’Brien, Michele McDade, Toni DiVizio, and Mark McDade.