Double “R” Twirlettes Celebrate 70 Years


Alumni performers who returned to twirl at the recent 70th anniversary recital of the Double “R” Twirlettes include, front row, from left: Amber Borys,  Christina Szymczyk, Chelsie Ray, Jamie Lynn Goodfellow, Melanie Galli, Martina Yencho, Kristy Chapman and Carrie Goul.

Second row: Amanda Varaksa, Caity Boyle, Stephanie Ornoski, Jesse Doyle, Hanna Neiswander, Angelica Plappert, Haylie Ray and Victoria Felola. Back row: Christine Rudderow, Alicia Fuhr, Victoria Rudovitz, Gina Velez, Kiera Lucash, Coleen Morgan, Nicole Bieri, Rebecca Wharton, Melissa Kaub and Nicole Charles.

Double “R” Twirlettes to Present “Celebrating 70 Years”

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The Double “R” Twirlettes will present “Celebrating 70 Years” on Saturday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Mid Valley Secondary Center.  The show will look back at the rich and accomplished history of the group and will feature the current Twirlettes as well as alumni special guest performers.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 570-489-1935 or visiting Tickets will also be available at the door. The Twirlettes are under the direction of Kathleen Y.  Mercatili.

Pictured are students who will represent the group’s upcoming 70th anniversary celebration and performance on a Carnival cruise to Bermuda, including, kneeling from left: Georgia Prislupsky, Brielle DeSousa, Kali Mercatili, Eva Schuler and Molly Gilgallon.

Standing, same order: Rylee Sherrer, Preslie DelRosso, Haileigh Brown and Khloe Agapito.


Twirl-a-thon Set for February 23rd

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The Double “R” Twirlettes will hold their 40th annual twirl-a-thon to benefit St. Joseph’s Center on Saturday, February  23. Group members will perform from noon to 2pm in center court at the Viewmont Mall. The event is free and open to the public and donations for St. Joseph’s Center will be accepted. The Twirlettes are under the direction of Kathleen Y. Mercatili.

For more information, call 570-489-1935 or visit

Shown in front, from left: Virginia Miller, Alexandra Taffera and Natalie Nareski. Second row: Sara Swavola and Jordan Gioupis. Standing: Madison Doyle, Lindsey Kausmeyer and Mia Velez.