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): Ali Zurawski, Stacia Arnaud,  Tish Last, Annual Campaign Chair, Tony Brooks, Eileen Song
Second Row (L to R): Jillian Andes, Todd Serafin, Traci Cross, Gala Co-Chair, Michael Last, Annual Campaign Chair, Lissa Bryan-Smith, Gala Co-Chair, Vanessa Botzman, Lindsay Bezick, Molly Hoegen

Also on the planning committee are: Jane Alperin, Maureen Bufalino, Pat Finan Castellano, Maureen Duffy, Liz Graham, Lisa Grossman, Mary Kolessar, Cathy Fields McHugh, Nancy Medico, Kim Mericle, Marisue Elias Newman, Donna Patton, Stephen Rosenthal, Laurie Schwager & Pam Zuccker-LaCroix

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 June 1, 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 and Richard Smith

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

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

Jose Marti Level ($1,500)
Maureen & C.J. Bufalino
Community Bank NA & Community Bank Wealth Management
Luzerne Bank

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

Fototeca de Cuba Level ($500)
Leeward Construction

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

Silent Auction & In-Kind Donors
Cougar Prints at Misericordia University
Design by Principle
Magic 93, Frankie Warren
Maureen Duffy
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.

The Osterhout Free Library is excited to announce that Paul and Mary Ann Schramm, of Mountain Top, PA, are the winners of the Tuscany, Italy Trip Raffle. They will enjoy the $5,000 raffle prize.

The Schramm’s winning ticket was picked from among 524 raffle stubs at the Under the Tuscan Sun Gala, held September 8th at the Westmoreland Club. The trip raffle was sponsored by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services and the winning ticket was sold by Pat Finan Castellano.

For information on volunteer and sponsorship opportunities for the Osterhout Free Library, contact Director of Development, Christopher Kelly at 570.823.0156 x 218 or ckelly@luzernelibraries.org.

Winner of the Trip Raffle: Paul and Mary Ann Schramm

Paul Schramm, Mary Ann Schramm, Kathy Coslett, Director of Community Affairs, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services (Raffle Sponsor) and Chris Kelly, Director of Development, Osterhout Free Library.

Sponsor of the Annual Trip Raffle: Mericle Commercial Real Estate

Robert Mericle, President and CEO of Mericle Commerical Real Estate Services, Inc and his wife Kim Mericle, Gala Co-Chair, Molly Hoegen, Gala Co-Chair, and Chris Kelly, Director of Development & Community Relations, Osterhout Free library.

Save the date for the 10th Annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party:

Friday, August 3, 2018 from 5 – 8 PM

Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

2018 Sponsors as of June 1, 2018

2018 Sponsorship Packet

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

Ale Level  ($1,000)

Lager Level ($750)

Hops Level ($500)
D & D Realty

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

In-Kind & Raffle Basket Donors
Art n’ Vino

Beverage Donors as of June 1, 2018

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

2017 Osterhout Rooftop Party PSA from WNEP-TV

Here’s the link to last year’s PSA for the Brewsterhout Rooftop Party. Thank you WNEP for being our television partner.

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre, PA invites you, your family and friends to this new All ‘Fore’ Books mini golf event to benefit Children’s Programs at the Osterhout Free Library. Enjoy 18 fun and very unique holes played within, through and around the library stacks. Putter and ball provided to players of any age.

Cost per round is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available now at any library location, at the door on the day of, and online via this link.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. Click here to see the different levels.

Please call (570) 287-3000 x 1110 with any questions or if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor.

Sponsors as of 3.17.18

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

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

Hole Sponsors ($250)
Attorney Lars Anderson – Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC
Best Western Plus Genetti’s (Major Sponsor)
Borland & Borland, LLP
CAM Architects
Chaucer Press
Fidelity Bank
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes-Barre
Hoegen & Associates, P.C.
Fred M. & Jesse A. Kirby Episcopal House, Inc.
Lawrence, Cable and Company, LLP (Major Sponsor)
Panzitta Enterprises (Major Sponsor)
PennEastern Engineers, LLC
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Westmoreland Club
Rick Williams (Robert C. Williams Insurance Agency)

Supporters ($100)
Assured Partners
Faye & Richard Bishop, Friends of Rotary
Kim Cardone
Pat Finan Castellano
Beth Doherty
InterMetro Industries Corporation
Luzerne County Visitor’s Center
Tim O’Brien
Rotary Club of Pittston
Superior Pools & Spas
James P. Valentine, esq.
Dallas Woodruff

Other Contributors
Allan Kluger
Michael A. Lombardo, Esq.
Nicole Santo

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

Media Partners 

Magic 93, Frankie Warren & Cumulus Media
Times Leader