US Airways Flight 1549 survivor Fred Berretta will share his life-changing story when he serves as the principal speaker at JMJ Catholic Radio 750 AM‚??s inaugural fall banquet on Sunday, Nov. 11.
The event will begin with Mass at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 28 Memorial St., Exeter, followed by the banquet at 5 p.m. in the parish center located adjacent to the church.
Berretta was one of the survivors of the ill-fated US Airways Flight 1549, which had to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after departure from New York‚??s La Guardia Airport on Jan. 15, 2009. He will recount the harrowing experience and how it became a life-changing event.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet fellow listeners and supporters of JMJ Catholic Radio, and also to discuss programming and share ideas with the station‚??s executive board members: St. Joseph Oblate Father Paul McDonnell, Father Leo McKernan, and station owners, Ed and Carol Niewinski.
All proceeds will be used to keep JMJ Catholic Radio 750 AM on the air. Donations can be sent to JMJ Catholic Radio 750 AM, P.O. Box 851, Pittston, PA 18640.