Twirl-a-thon to Benefit St. Joseph’s Center

The Double “R” Twirlettes will hold their 42nd annual twirl-a-thon to benefit St. Joseph’s Center on Saturday, May 15. 

Group members will perform from 1 noon to 2 p.m. at the Lackawanna County Courthouse.

The event is free and open to the public and donations for St. Joseph’s Center will be accepted. For more information, call 570-489-1935 or visit

Shown from left: Sara Swavola, Mia Velez, Morgan Tullio, Natalie Nareski, Maddie Doyle, Jordan Gioupis and Lindsey Kausmeyer.

UNICO Makes Donation to St. Joseph’s Baby Pantry

UNICO Scranton Chapter and UNICO National Foundation recently presented a check for $2,000 for baby formula to Saint Joseph’s Center Baby and Children’s Pantry from the UNICO Foundation Ralph Torroco Food Bank/Shelters Fund.

The Pantry serves hundreds of families each month and depends entirely on donations from individuals and organizations in the community, which includes new and gently used clothing, baby formula/food, diapers, monetary donations, baby furniture, etc.

For information on Pantry hours or to donate, call 570-207-6640.

Shown from left: Chris DiMattio, president, UNICO Foundation; Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM, president and CEO, Saint Joseph’s Center; Mary Griffin, outreach coordinator, Baby and Children’s Pantry, Saint Joseph’s Center; Patti Montalbano, president, UNICO Scranton Ladies Auxiliary; Jo Ann Verduce, director of development, Saint Joseph’s Center  and UNICO Scranton board bember.

Double “R” Twirlettes Take Part in Telethon for St. Joe’s

St. Joe's telethon

Members of the Double “R” Twirlettes recently appeared on the 2020 St. Joseph’s Center telethon and presented a check in the amount of $2,721 which represented the proceeds from the group’s annual twirl-a-thon.

Pictured outside the therapy garden at St. Joseph’s Center are  group members who collected the highest donations at the event which was held at the Viewmont Mall in February.  Shown left: Alessandra Moreli Kolatis, Casidy Montanya, Sophia Wright, and Natalie Buchinski.