Special Events

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

View the invitation by clicking here.

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 August 15, 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 Cuba Level – Hospitality Sponsor ($3,500)

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

Jose Marti Level ($1,500)
Maureen & C.J. Bufalino
Traci & Mark Cross
Dr. Thomas & Patricia Finan Castellano
Erwine Home Health and Hospice, Inc.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Clayton& Theresa Karambelas
Kronick, Kalada Berdy & Co.
Luzerne Bank
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Motorworld Automotive Group

Plaza de la Catedral Level ($1,000)
Tish & Michael Last
Medical Oncology Associates of Wyoming Valley, P.C.
PA Power & Light Company
Eileen Song, Edward Jones
Mark Warshal

Fototeca de Cuba Level ($500)
Joe & Andrea Amato
Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance Companies
Central Clay Products, Inc.
Community Bank NA & Community Bank Wealth Management
Falzone’s Towing Service, Co. 
King’s College
Leeward Construction
Dr. Michel & Pamela Lacroix
Medico Industries, Inc.
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
Dr. Norman & Roxanne Schulman
Sprau & Clements Dentistry
UGI Utilities, Inc.
The Yelen Group at Morgan Stanley

Other Contributors
Straub Metal International, Inc.
David & Shelley Barras
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Callahan
Cynthia & Charles Eckman
Dr. & Mrs. John Gaudio
Philip Gelso, Esq.
Eugene & Connie Roth
Wyoming Valley Alcohol & Drug Services

Silent Auction & In-Kind Donors
Cougar Prints at Misericordia University (Printing Sponsor)
Design by Principle (Graphic Design Sponsor)
Dundee Gardens
Maureen Duffy
Huntsville Country Club
Kalahari Resorts Poconos
Tish & Michael Last
Magic 93, Frankie Warren (Radio Media Partner)
Pennsylvania American Water
Sakari Imaging (Event Photography Sponsor)
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Times Leader (Print Media Partner)
Valentine’s Jewelry
Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
WNEP-TV (TV Media Partner)

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 August 3, 2018

2018 Sponsorship Packet

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

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

Hops Level ($500)
D & D Realty

Barley Level ($250)
Downtown Wilkes-Barre Residents Assoc.
Dunmore Exclusives
Edwards Business Systems
F4 Managed Solutions, Inc.
Landmark Bank

Other Contributors
Pennsylvania American Water

Media Partners
The Citizens’ Voice
Rock 107

In-Kind & Raffle Basket Donors
Art n’ Vino
The Art Party Place
Barnes & Noble
City of Wilkes-Barre
Clothes Hanger
Dairy Queen
DJ Josh Beatz
Hilton Garden Inn
King of Kings Gyro
Mane Street Studio
Movies 14
NEPA Bird Gang
Photography by Andy
Runs with Scissors
Theory Salon
Weis Markets
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Beverage Donors as of August 3, 2018

2 Dogz and a Guy Brewing
Benny Brewing Company
Breaker Brewing Company
Nimble Hill Brewery
Northeast Eagle Distributors
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Other beverages available at the party:
Iced Teas & Juices courtesy of Turkey Hill Minit Markets
Bottled Water courtesy of Mohegan Sun Pocono
Nitro cold brew coffee courtesy of Grateful Roast Coffee
Fantasy Island Martinis by Bartender Rick

Food Donors as of August 3, 2018

Auntie Anne’s Pretzels/Planet Smoothie/Cinnabon
Bakery Delite
Buffalo Wild Wings
Ceccoli’s Pizza
Circles on the Square
City Market & Cafe
CoreLife Eatery
Dino’s Pizza Express
The Dough Company
Dunkin Donuts
El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant
Franklin’s Bar & Grill
Genetti’s Hotel & Conference Center
Hartman Jerk Center
Hottle’s Restaurant
Indian Lake Spirits
Istanbul Grill
Jasmine Thai Restaurant
Jay’s Famous Pork & Beef
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jonathan’s Restaurant
Magda’s Pizza and Deli
Metz Culinary Management Properties:
– Ruth’s Chris Steak House
– Lucky’s Sporthouse
– Chick-fil-A at Misericordia University
– TGIFriday’s
– Wolfgang Puck
Norm’s Pizza & Eatery
Outback Steakhouse
Philadelphia Pretzels
Pronto Via Pizzeria
Red Robin
Reese’s Classic Pizza
Rodano’s on the Square
Westmoreland Club

Thank You to All of Our Media Sponsors:

WNEP, The Citizen’s Voice, Jumpstart! and Rock 107.  Look for us promoting the rooftop party on Leckey Live on WNEP-TV on Thursday, August 2nd between 4:30am – 7am with Ryan Leckey.

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