Special Events

Photos from the 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.


Save the Date for the 2018 Osterhout Library Gala (Theme is TBA)
Friday, September 14, 2018 6pm – 11pm @ The Westmoreland Club
Check back here throughout the year for more details.

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.

Under the Tuscan Sun Gala

Under the Tuscan Sun Gala PSA WNEP-TV

Osterhout Gala Committee photo:
Front Row (L to R): Lindsay Bezick, Marisue Elias Newman, Kim Mericle, Gala Co-Chair, Molly Hoegen, Gala Co-Chair, Mary Kolessar, Lissa Bryan-Smith & Traci Cross
Second Row (L to R): Chris Kelly, Director of Development, Osterhout Library, William H. Conyngham, Maggie Sheehy Zembruski, Maureen Conyngham, Jillian Andes & Todd Serafin

Also on the planning committee are: Jane Alperin, Stacia Arnaud, Vanessa Botzman, Tony Brooks, Maureen Bufalino, Pat Finan Castellano, Liz Graham, Lisa Grossman, Nancy Medico, Donna Patton, Corny Romanowski, Laurie Schwager & Eileen Song.

Kim Mericle, Osterhout Library Gala Co-Chair, Molly Hoegen, Osterhout Library Gala Co-Chair, C.J. and Maureen Bufalino, 2017 Annual Campaign Chairs, and Gala Guest of Honor, William H. Conyngham.

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

2017 Tuscan Sun Gala Sponsor Packet

Under the Tuscan Sun Gala Sponsors as of September 12, 2017

Leaning Tower of Pisa Level ($7,500)
Berkshire Asset Management

Christopher Columbus Level – Trip Raffle Sponsor ($7,000)
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services

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

Florence Level – Cocktails Sponsor ($5,000)
Maureen & C.J. Bufalino

Leonardo da Vinci Level – Auction Sponsor ($3,500)
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services

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

Galileo Level ($2,500)
Central Clay Products, Inc.
Geisinger
Dr. Ira & Debbie & Dr. Loren & Lisa Grossman
Jacobi Capital Management
David & Mary Kolessar
McCarthy Tire Service Co.
Andrew J. Sordoni Foundation
Linda Casey & Richard Williams

Chianti Level ($1,500)
Joe and Andrea Amato – Amato Properties, Inc.
Dr. Thomas & Pat Finan Castellano
Community Bank NA & Community Bank Wealth Management
William H. and Chris Conyngham
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Clayton & Theresa Karambelas
Kronick, Kalada Berdy and Company
Luzerne Bank
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Nardone Consulting
Navient
O’Donnell Law Offices
Panzitta Enterprises, Inc.
Sordoni Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Sordoni

Montepulciano Level ($1,000)
Francis J. Collini, MD, FACS & The Renaissance Center
M & T Bank
Medical Oncology Associates of Wyoming Valley, P.C.
PA Power & Light Company
Mrs. Marion Pollock
Valley Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Inc.
Mark Warshal

Sangiovese Level ($500)
Anzalone Law Offices
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Benevento & Mayo Foundation
Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance Companies
Dr. Michael & Deborah Callahan
Colours, Inc.
Davidowitz Foundation
Falzone’s Towing Service, Co.
Leslie and David Harris
Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, Inc.
Michael Mootz Candies
Power Engineering Corporation
Pride Mobility Products Corporation
Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co.
Stephen Rosenthal, Merrill Lynch
Selingo Guagliardo, LLC
Sheehans Pharmacy
The Siblings of William H. Conyngham
Eileen Song, Edward Jones
Straub Metal International, Inc.
UGI Utilities, Inc.
Wilkes University
Robert C. Williams Insurance Agency
Susan Yelen and Albert Frank

Other Contributors
Avenue Travel
Adele Dressler
Friends of Tom Leighton
Dr. and Mrs. John Gaudio
Philip Gelso, Esq.
Guyette Communications – Mary Beth Guyette
Linda Jeter Harris
Hunter Roofing Corp.
Sandy Insalaco, Sr.
Attorney Allan & Sue Kluger
Donald Kronick
Marquis Art & Frame
Dr. Penny Mericle – Brace Place Orthodontics
Marisue & Lawrence Newman
Donna Patton
Eugene and Connie Roth
Tambur Family Foundation
Tucker’s Travel Shoppe
Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services
Yudichak Family Lighthouse Fund of the Luzerne Foundation

Silent Auction & In-Kind Donors
Alta Pizzeria
Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club
Brooks & Co. Salon
Buka
Canteen Park
Cougar Prints at Misericordia University
Courtyard Marriott
Traci & Mark Cross
Dundee Gardens
Embellish Home Accents
Floral Designs
F.M. Kirby Center
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Genetti’s Best Western Hotel
Gertrude Hawk
Loren Grossman, DMD
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
Molly & Frank Hoegen
Isabella Restaurant & Bar
Jane Leslie & Company
Magic 93, Frankie Warren
Master Garment Cleaners
Marjorie Marquardt
Matt McGloin
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services
Metz Associates, LLP
Mohegan Sun Arena
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Mountain Laurel Golf Club
Noble Furniture
Palazzo 53 Restaurant
Philadelphia Phillies
Riggs Asset Management
Sakari Imaging
Schiff’s Food Service, Inc. – Tom Malloy
David & Laurie Schwager
Trudy Scotch-Cordaro of Tom James of Scranton
Todd & Kathy Serafin
Shooze Boutique
Simon & Company Jewelers
Lissa Bryan-Smith and Richard Smith
Susquehanna Brewing Company, Mallory Nobile
The Shop
Three Dog Bakery
Times Leader
Valentine’s Jewelry
Westmoreland Club
WNEP-TV
Wyoming Valley Country Club
YMCA of Wilkes-Barre
Yuki’s Clothing & Accessories

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

2017 In-Kind & Raffle Basket Donors

Thank You to the In-Kind & Raffle Basket Donors
The Citizens’ Voice
DJ Josh Beatz
Electric City
Knot Just Any Day Photography
Mohegan Sun Pocono
Osterhout Free Library Board of Directors
Rock 107
WNEP-TV
AuRants
Cavanaugh’s
Cheesesteak Factory
Cherby’s Landscaping
Electric City Tattoo
Harvest Buffet
Hoopla!
Jersey Mike’s Subs
King of Gyros
Longhorn Steakhouse
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Movies 14
Norm’s Pizza
Outback Steakhouse
Thai Thai
The Clothes Hanger
Runs With Scissors
Riverside Rehab
Wegman’s

2017 Osterhout Rooftop Party PSA from WNEP-TV

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