Special Events

Save the Date for the 2018 Osterhout Library A Night in Havana Gala
Friday, September 14, 2018 6pm – 11pm @ The Westmoreland Club

Please contact Chris Kelly, Director of Development at 570.823.0156 x 218 or ckelly@luzernelibraries.org to be added to the 2018 gala invitation list, ask about sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer. The 2018 sponsorship packet can be found by clicking here.

Osterhout Gala Committee photo:
Front Row (L to R): Kim Mericle, Eileen Song, Stacia Arnaud, Lissa Bryan-Smith, Gala Co-Chair, Cathy Fields McHugh, Traci Cross, Gala Co-Chair, Pam Zuccker-Lacroix, Patricia Finan Castellano
Second Row (L to R): Todd Serafin, Molly Hoegen, Vanessa Botzman, Lindsay Bezick, Ali Zurawski, Maureen Duffy, Mary Kolessar
Third Row (L to R): Jane Alperin, Tony Brooks, Michael Last, Annual Campaign Chair.

Also on the planning committee are: Jillian Andes, Tish Last, Annual Campaign Chair, Maureen Bufalino, Liz Graham, Lisa Grossman, Nancy Medico, Marisue Elias Newman, Donna Patton, Stephen Rosenthal, & Laurie Schwager

Joseph & Rose Marie Panzitta, Evergreen Honorees

Michael Last, Annual Campaign Chair, Traci Cross, Gala Co-Chair, Stephen Rosenthal, Guest of Honor, Lissa Bryan-Smith, Gala Co-Chair

Traci Cross, Osterhout Library Gala Co-Chair, Michael & Tish Last, 2018 Annual Campaign Chairs, Lissa Bryan-Smith, Osterhout Library Gala Co-Chair

Julie Sidoni, WNEP & Frankie Warren, Magic 93
Masters of Ceremonies

Night in Havana Sponsors as of July 6, 2018

2018 Night in Havana Sponsorship Packet

A Night in Havana Presenting Sponsor ($15,000) – Available 

Sierra Maestra Level ($10,000) – Available 

Santa Maria Level ($7,500) 
Berkshire Asset Management

Malecon Level – Trip Sponsor ($7,000)
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services

La Rampa Level – Tent Sponsor ($6,000)
Kentrel Corporation

Morro Castle Level – Cocktails Sponsor ($5,000) – Available 

Floridita Level – Auction Sponsor ($3,500)
Lissa Bryan-Smith & Richard Smith

Vedado Level – Entertainment Sponsor ($3,500)
Molly & Frank Hoegen

La Cabana Level ($2,500)
Mary & David Kolessar

Jose Marti Level ($1,500)
Maureen & C.J. Bufalino
Community Bank NA & Community Bank Wealth Management
Traci & Mark Cross
Dr. Thomas & Patricia Finan Castellano
Luzerne Bank

Plaza de la Catedral Level ($1,000)
Tish & Michael Last
PA Power & Light Company
Eileen Song, Edward Jones

Fototeca de Cuba Level ($500)
Joe & Andrea Amato
King’s College
Leeward Construction
Dr. Michel & Pamela Lacroix
Sprau & Clements Dentistry

Other Contributors
Straub Metal International, Inc.
David & Shelley Barras

Silent Auction & In-Kind Donors
Cougar Prints at Misericordia University
Design by Principle
Tish & Michael Last
Maureen Duffy
Magic 93, Frankie Warren
Sakari Imaging
Times Leader

Photos from the 2017 Under the Tuscan Sun Gala can be found by clicking here

Special THANKS to John Kasko of Sakari Imaging for capturing these wonderful images from the gala and of the 260 attendees. Gala Photos.

Raffle tickets are available to purchase online via this link.

Sponsor of the Annual Trip Raffle: Mericle Commercial Real Estate

Mary Kolessar, Mericle Commerical Real Estate Services, Inc, Traci Cross, Gala Co-Chair, Robert and his wife Kim Mericle, Mericle Commerical Real Estate Services, Inc, Lissa Bryan-Smith, Gala Co-Chair, and Rick Miller, Executive Director, Osterhout Free library.

2018 Sponsors as of July 16, 2018

2018 Sponsorship Packet

Presenting Sponsors ($1,500)
A Gift from Bobby & Rose
M&T Bank

Ale Level  ($1,000)
Ken Pollock Alfa Romeo

Lager Level ($750)

Hops Level ($500)
D & D Realty

Barley Level ($250)
Edwards Business Systems
Wilkes-Barre Downtown Residents Association

In-Kind & Raffle Basket Donors
Art n’ Vino
The Art Party Place
City of Wilkes-Barre
Dairy Queen
DJ Josh Beatz
Weis Markets

Beverage Donors as of July 16, 2018

Benny Brewing Company
Breaker Brewing Company
Nimble Hill Brewery
Northeast Eagle Distributors
Susquehanna Brewing Company

Thank You to All of Our Media Sponsors:

WNEP, The Citizen’s Voice, Jumpstart! and Rock 107.  Look for us on Lecky Live on Thursday, August 2.

WNEP Brewsterhout Rooftop Party PSA

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre, PA for organizing the first annual All “FORE” Books Mini Golf Classic. The event raised $8,300 to benefit children’s programs. Stay tuned for next year’s event taking place in the Spring of 2019.

Check Presentation

(L to R) Rick Miller, Executive Director, Osterhout Free Library, Elaine Rash, Youth Services Coordinator, Osterhout Free Library, Elizabeth Doherty, Secretary, Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre & Lars Anderson, President, Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre.

Mini Golf Promo Courtesy of Zebra Communications of Wilkes University