Special Events

The Night in Havana Gala was held September 14th @ The Westmoreland Club

View photos from the event by clicking here thanks to Sakari Imaging.

Contact Chris Kelly, Director of Development at 570.823.0156 x 218 or ckelly@luzernelibraries.org to be added to the 2019 gala invitation list, ask about 2019 sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer.

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

Magic 93 Promo with Frankie Warren & Julie Sidoni

The winner of the 2018 Night in Havana Trip Raffle worth $5,000 is Theresa Finan. Congratulations Theresa! We’ll post a photo here soon of the winner and our generous sponsor.

Thank you to everyone who purchased one of the record 570 tickets sold. Check back here in early 2019 for the big announcement of the next Gala Trip Raffle.

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.

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