Madison Lutz, center, of Dunmore cares about other children. So much so, that she did a “Good Work” by opening a lemonade stand at her home to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House, which provides help and care for children who are ill and their families.
Shown from left: Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Richard Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House; Diane Ross, grandmother; Elizabeth Lutz, mom, with Christian Weldon, brother; Halo Weldon, sister; Madison Lutz, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Eric Lutz, uncle; Jim Ross, grandfather, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.
Hockey players with the WBS youth team are shown during a community service event at Geisinger Medical Center where they distributed teddy bears and gift cards.
The players are, from left: Vlad Hioshvili, Paul DeNaples, Joe Campolieto, Michael Morrissey, Elijah Latimer and Tom Kowal, head coach.
Members of the team have also performed community service for the Boy Scouts, Ronald McDonald House and Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. Ranging in age from 16 to 20, they train at a high level, practicing and playing, while attending high school or online programs. Community service is also required.
Planners for the Gourmet Gala, set for April 3, are from left: Kathy Nelson, event co-chair; Nadine Ferrario, Dunmore volunteer and basket raffle c0-chair, and Michelle Margotta Neary, event chair.
Gourmet Gala “In Wonderland,” a harlequin-themed extravaganza will set the tone for the 29th annual Ronald McDonald House Gourmet Gala. Last year was the first year at a new venue, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Down, and it was a record-breaking year for both attendance and money raised.
“We hope to have another breaking year”, said event chair Michele Margotta Neary. “With delicious food provided by over 40 local restaurants and music by Picture Perfect Band, how can we go wrong?” she added. The theme “In Wonderland” was selected based on the feeling of warmth and welcoming the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton gives to families with hospitalized children who are receiving treatment locally.
The House accommodates these families in a safe, loving and private environment helping to alleviate fear, helplessness, confusion and some financial burden that is associated with hospitalizing a child.
The Gourmet Gala “In Wonderland” is a major fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton, which serves the families of children who are hospitalized here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The event is set for Sunday, April 3, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre. The chairperson is Michele Margotta Neary and co-chair Kathy Nelson.
For information on volunteering, tickets or participating as a restaurant or sponsorship contact the Ronald McDonald House at 570-969-8998.