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.

Results from the 2018 Gala are coming. Check back here soon. 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

Night in Havana Sponsors as of September 14, 2018

2018 Night in Havana Sponsorship Packet

Presenting Sponsors – Santa Maria Level ($7,500) 
Berkshire Asset Management
Panzitta Enterprises, Inc.

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

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

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

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

La Cuba Level – Hospitality Sponsor ($3,500)

La Cabana Level ($2,500)
Jacobi Capital Management
Mary & David Kolessar
M&T Bank

Jose Marti Level ($1,500)
A Friend
Allied Services Integrated Health System
Maureen & C.J. Bufalino
Dr. Thomas & Patricia Finan Castellano
Traci & Mark Cross
Erwine Home Health and Hospice, Inc.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Jane Leslie & Co.
Clayton & Theresa Karambelas
Koehl Youngman Levy Rosenthal Wealth Management Group
Kronick, Kalada Berdy & Co.
Luzerne Bank
McCarthy Tire Service Co.
Mohegan Sun Pocono
MotorWorld Toyota
Marion F. Pollock
J.H. Williams & Co., LLP Certified Public Accountants

Plaza de la Catedral Level ($1,000)
Tish & Michael Last
Medical Oncology Associates of Wyoming Valley, P.C.
PA Power & Light Company
Stephen Rosenthal, Merrill Lynch
Eileen Song, Edward Jones
Tambur Family Foundation
Valley Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Mark Warshal
Wilkes University

Fototeca de Cuba Level ($500)
Joe & Andrea Amato
Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance Companies
Peter & Lesa Butera
Central Clay Products, Inc.
Francis J. Collini, MD FACS & The Renaissance Center
Community Bank NA & Community Bank Wealth Management
Falzone’s Towing Service, Co.
First Keystone Community Bank
Dawn & Jim Gaudino
Dr. Loren & Lisa Grossman
King’s College
Dr. Michel & Pamela Lacroix
Leeward Construction
Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, Inc.
Medico Industries, Inc.
O’Donnell Law Offices
Power Engineering Corporation
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
Dr. Norman & Roxanne Schulman
Sheehans Pharmacy
Sprau & Clements Dentistry
UGI Utilities, Inc.
The Yelen Group at Morgan Stanley

Other Contributors
David & Shelley Barras
Steve Bush
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Callahan
Davidowitz Foundation
Cynthia & Charles Eckman
Claire Evans & Bill Van Santen
Dr. & Mrs. John Gaudio
Philip Gelso, Esq.
Vincent Griffin
Guyette Communications – Mary Beth Guyette
Hunter Roofing Corp.
Bobak Karimi
Attorney Allan & Sue Kluger
Paul Minda …aka Patrick Mondale 🙂
Marisue Elias & Lawrence Newman
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Raineri
Eugene & Connie Roth
Marilyn Santarelli
Straub Metal International, Inc.
Wyoming Valley Alcohol & Drug Services

Silent Auction & In-Kind Donors
Jane Alperin
Aviation Technologies, Inc. 
Backyard Ale House
Dr. Matthew & Susan Berger
Maureen & C.J. Bufalino
Cougar Prints at Misericordia University (Printing Sponsor)
Courtyard Marriott
Traci & Mark Cross
Design by Principle (Graphic Design Sponsor)
DJ Donna Diva (Donna Trusky)
Downtown Residents Association of Wilkes-Barre
Maureen Duffy
Duffy Accessories
Dundee Gardens
Dwell Real Estate
Electric City Escape
Elite Spine & Sports Physical Therapy
Embellish Home Accents
Tom & Renee Engle of Engle Eyewear
Floral Designs
F.M. Kirby Center
Genetti’s Best Western Hotel
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
Ned Grimes
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
Hillard House Inn
Joanie Hine
Molly & Frank Hoegen
Huntsville Country Club
Irem Temple Country Club
Kalahari Resorts Poconos
Mary Kolessar
Tish & Michael Last
Magic 93, Frankie Warren (Radio Media Partner)
Main Hardware
Master Garment Cleaners
MCR Productions
Kim & Rob Mericle
Michael Mootz Candies
Nada and Company
Noble Furniture
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic
Note Fragrances
Oyster Restaurant
Pennsylvania American Water
The Rose Limousine Service
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Sakari Imaging (Event Photography Sponsor)
Sambucca Restaurant
Schiff’s Food Service, Inc. – Tom Malloy
Trudy Scotch-Cordaro of Tom James of Scranton
The Scranton Club
Scranton Fringe Festival
Kathy & Todd Serafin
Simon & Company Jewelers
Lissa Bryan-Smith & Richard Smith
Chad Stanley
Linda & Arthur Starr
Sundance Vacations
Susquehanna Brewing Company, Mallory Strubeck
Times Leader (Print Media Partner)
Valentine’s Jewelry
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Weis Markets
Westmoreland Club
WNEP-TV (TV Media Partner)
Wyoming Valley Country Club

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