Special Events

The Santorini Soiree was held September 13th at the Westmoreland Club. Thank you to everyone involved for helping raise over $100,000 for the library. 

View photos from the 2019 Gala by clicking here. Special thanks to Sakari Imaging for the photos.

Contact Chris Kelly, Director of Development at 570.823.0156 x 218 or ckelly@luzernelibraries.org to be added to the 2020 gala invitation list, ask about 2020 sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer.

Osterhout Gala Committee photo:
Front Row (L to R):
Mary Rosto, Todd Serafin, Donna Patton, Tony Brooks, Linda Joseph, Cathy Fields McHugh, Lissa Bryan-Smith
Second Row (L to R): Molly Hoegen, Gala Chair, Jane Alperin, Pam Zuccker-Lacroix, Stacia Arnaud, Theresa Karambelas, Janelle Drach, Lindsay Griffin, Traci Cross, Marisue Elias-Newman, Esq., Larry Newman
Also on the planning committee are: Jillian Andes, John Barancho, Vanessa Botzman, Maureen Bufalino, Patricia Finan Castellano, Ruth Corcoran, Maureen Duffy, Liz Graham, Tish Last, Nancy Medico, Laurie Schwager, Eileen Song, Ali Zurawski & Collyn Hinchey

Theresa & Clayton Karambelas,
Evergreen Honorees

Marisue Elias-Newman Esq. & Larry Newman,
Annual Campaign Chairs

Patricia Finan Castellano, Guest of Honor & Dr. Thomas Castellano

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

Santorini Soiree Sponsors as of September 13, 2019

CRETE LEVEL ($10,000) – PRESENTING SPONSOR
Berkshire Asset Management

ITHACA LEVEL ($7,500)
Anonymous

RHODES LEVEL – TRIP SPONSOR ($7,000)
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services

MELOS LEVEL – TENT SPONSOR ($6,000)
Kentrel Corporation

HYDRA LEVEL – COCKTAIL HOUR SPONSOR ($5,000)
Clayton & Theresa Karambelas

MYKONOS LEVEL – BAR SPONSOR ($5,000)
Selingo Guagliardo, LLC

ANDROS LEVEL – AUCTION SPONSOR ($3,500)
Geisinger

EVIA LEVEL – ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR ($3,500)
Molly & Frank Hoegen

CHIOS LEVEL – HOSPITALITY SPONSOR ($3,500)
Bonner Chevrolet

PARROS LEVEL ($2,500)
Community Bank N.A.
Jacobi Capital Management
Panzitta Enterprises
RLE Enterprises

CORFU LEVEL ($1,500)
Maureen & CJ Bufalino
Dr. Thomas & Patricia Finan Castellano
Central Clay Products, Inc.
Erwine Home Health & Hospice, Inc.
Traci & Mark Cross
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Kronick, Kalada Berdy & Co.
Dr. Michel & Pamela Lacroix
Luzerne Bank
M & T Bank
Mohegan Sun Pocono
MotorWorld Toyota
Nardone Consulting
Navient
Marisue Elias-Newman & Larry Newman
Marion F. Pollock
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
Lissa Bryan-Smith & Richard Smith

SAMOS LEVEL ($1,000)
Kohanski & Company, PC
McCarthy Tire Service Company
PA Power & Light Company
Tambur Family Foundation
Mark Warshal
J.H Williams & Co., LLP Certified Public Accountants
Wilkes University

THASSOS LEVEL ($500)
Allied Services Integrated Health System
Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance Companies
Davidowitz Foundation
Falzone’s Towing Service, Co.
Francis J. Collini, MD FACS & The Renaissance Center
First Keystone Community Bank
Dr. Loren & Lisa Grossman
J.A. Foundation – Joe & Andrea Amato
Mary & David Kolessar
King’s College
Paula Chaiken-Kraus & Joe Kraus
Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, Inc.
Medical Oncology Associates of Wyoming Valley, P.C.
Medico Industries, Inc.
PNC Bank
Power Engineering Corporation
Stephen Rosenthal, Merrill Lynch
Sheehans Pharmacy
Susan & Judd Shoval
Eileen Song, Edward Jones
Straub Metal International, Inc.
UGI Utilities, Inc.
The Yelen Group at Morgan Stanley

OTHER SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS
Baut Studios, Inc.
Liz & Lawrence Brogna
Maureen & C.J. Bufalino
Larry & Sally Cohen
Colours, Inc.
The Constellation Fund
Cross Valley FCU
Distasio & Kowalski, LLC
Adele & Norman Dressler
Susan & John Elias
Joan Foster
Dr. & Mrs. John Gaudio
Philip Gelso, Esq.
Dr. & Mrs. Nicholas Giordano
Dr. & Mrs. David Greenwald
Vincent Griffin
Guyette Communications, Mary Beth Guyette
Hunter Roofing Corp.
Atty. Allan & Sue Kluger
Donald Kronick
Tish & Michael Last
Lisa & Jim Musto
Pennsylvania American Water
Mary Rosto
Kathy & Jeff Roth
Joan & David Shuga
Sprau & Clements Dentistry
Wells Fargo Advisors, Donna Smith
Wyoming Valley Alcohol & Drug Services

VENDOR SPONSORS
Cougar Prints at Misericordia University (Printing Sponsor)
Deja Groove Bane
Floral Designs
Principle Design / Pamela Lacroix (Graphic Design Sponsor)
Sakari Imaging (Event Photography Sponsor)
Schiff’s Food Service / Tom Malloy
Westmoreland Club

MEDIA SPONSORS
Magic 93 (Radio Media Partner)
Times Leader (Print Media Partner)
WNEP-TV (TV Media Partner)

SILENT AUCTION & IN-KIND DONORS
Jane Leslie Alperin
Stacia Arnaud
Backyard Alehouse
Chris & Teresa Barbarevech
Tony Brooks & Matt Malani
Maureen & CJ Bufalino
Button Oil Company
Sally & Chris Cavanaugh
Ruth & Bill Corcoran
Cawley Physical Therapy & Rehab
Coal Creative
Cork Bar & Restaurant
Traci & Mark Cross
Duffy Accessories
Dunay Jewelers
Dundee Gardens
Embellish Home Accents
F.M. Kirby Center
Fox Hill Country Club
Robert Friedman
Genetti’s Best Western, Gus & Val Genetti
Glenmaura National Golf Club
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
Hillard House Inn
Molly & Frank Hoegen
Huntsville Country Club
Irem Country Club
Isabella Restaurant and Bar
Istanbul Grill
Jane Leslie & Co.
Jonathan’s Restaurant
Wendy & Terry Jones
Dr. Michel & Pamela Lacroix
Tish & Mike Last
LaToltecca
Main Hardware
Master Garment Cleaners
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services
Kim & Robert Mericle
Metz Associates, LLP
Mia Bella Candles
NEPA Philharmonic
Noble Furniture
Old Tioga Farm
Donna Patton & Jody Decker
POSH
Rose Limousine Service
Linda Rowe Photography
Rustic Kitchen
Ruth’s Chris
Kathy & Todd Serafin
Shakti Salon Spa
Shooze
Simon & Co.
Lissa Bryan-Smith & Richard Smith
Stone Hedge Golf Club
Sugar Plum Chocolates
Sundance Vacations
Susquehanna Brewing Company
TGIFridays
Trudy Scotch-Cordaro & Tom James of Scranton
Union & Main Hair Salon
Valentine’s Jewelry
Weis Markets
Westmoreland Club
White House Diner
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Wilkes University
Wyoming Valley Country Club
Ali Zurawski

BIG NEWS!! The winner of the 2019 trip raffle to Santorini, Greece is…drum roll please…Thomas Botzman of Dallas. Congratulations to Tom & Vanessa, and we hope you enjoy the trip.  🙂

Trip Raffle Winner: From left: Rick Miller, Executive Director, Osterhout Free Library, Vanessa & Thomas Botzman (Raffle Winner), Traci Cross, Trip Raffle Sales Chair and Kim & Robert Mericle, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services (Raffle Sponsor).

NOTE: a record 1,045 tickets were sold. Wow! Thank you to everyone that participated, and thus supported the library. Check back here for news on the 2020 trip raffle.

2019 Rooftop Party Sponsors as of 8.3.19

Sponsorship Packet

Presenting Sponsor ($1,500)
FNCB Bank
M&T Bank

Ale Level ($1,000)
Ken Pollock Auto Group

Lager Level ($750)
D & D Realty

Hops Level ($500)
Hoegen & Associates
J.A. Foundation
Wilkes-Barre UNICO

Barley Level ($250)
Best Darn Movers
Christie Bonnice State Farm
CDE Exotics
Downtown Wilkes-Barre Residents Association
Hummingbird Property management and Leasing
Silverblatt & DeCosmo, LLP ($300)
Wyoming Valley Beverage, Inc.

Other Contributors
Jacobi Capital Management LLC
Pennsylvania American Water Company

Media Sponsors
The Citizen’s Voice
Jumpstart!
Rock 107
WNEP-TV

In Kind & Raffle Basket Donors
Ann Marie Rodano
Art n’ Vino
Avon
Balance Yoga & Wellness
Best Western Plus Genetti’s
Brittany Boote Photography
DiscoverNEPA
Fire & Ice on Toby Creek
Forty Fort Lube & Service
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
Hillside Farms
Hilton Garden Inn
Hollenback Golf Club
Hooligan’s
It Works
Jeff’s Tree Services
Knot Just Any Day Photography
King of Gyros
Kurlancheek Home Furnishings
Lucky Dog W-B Designs
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Movies 14
NEPA Bird Gang
R Bar
Rustique
Sam’s Club
Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Studio M
The Clothes Hanger
The Lands At Hillside Farms
Two Chic Salon
Valley Running Company
Wegman’s
Weis

Beverage Donors as of 8.3.19

Breaker Brewing Company
Lang Beverage Co.
Marzoni’s Brick Oven & Brewing Co.
Northeast Eagle Distributors
Nimble Hill Brewery
Sabatini’s Bottle Shop
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Thank you to all who came out to the Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre, PA’s All ‘Fore’ Books mini golf event benefiting Children’s Programs at the Osterhout Free Library. Golfers enjoyed 18 fun and very unique holes played within, through and around the library stacks.


Thank you for helping us raise $8,200 towards children’s programming at the library. There were a record 228 golfers who played the course. Check back here for more information for the 2020 Mini Golf Classic.

Sponsors as of 3.24.19

Hole in One Sponsor ($1,500)
Best Western Plus Genetti’s

Par Sponsor ($500)
Lawrence, Cable and Company, LLP
Panzitta Enterprises

Hole Sponsors ($250)
King’s College Rotaract Club
C. Allen Mullins Architect
Wendy’s
Atty. Lars Anderson-Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber
Fidelity Bank
PennEastern Engineers, LLC
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Westmoreland Club
Robert C. Williams Insurance Agency
Daniel J. Hughes Funeral Home
Chaucer Press
Cawley Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Borland & Borland
Hoegen & Associates, P.C.

Supporter ($100)
Faye and Richard Bishop
Joe Brodhamer
Geoffrey Dent
InterMetro Industries Corporation
Peoples Security Bank and Trust
Dallas Woodruff

In-Kind Donors
All Raffle Basket donors
Friends of the Osterhout Library (books for everyone)
Rich Ceccoli of Victory Pig Pizza (putters & balls)
Dr. Brian Whitman, Professor, Wilkes University (supplies)
Zebra Communications of Wilkes University (promotion)

Media Partners
Magic 93 & Cumulus Media
Times Leader
WBRE-TV / WYOU-TV

Mini Golf Classic Courtesy of Zebra Communications

Mini Golf PSA Courtesy of WBRE