First Posted: 3/7/2013
More than 50 local eateries will come together on April 7 to support the annual fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton with the theme of Aloha Hawaii. Decorations and food will transform Genetti Manor, Dickson City, into a tropical paradise. Proceeds from the event help cover the Ronald McDonald House’s operating costs. The Ronald McDonald House provides a place to stay for families of sick children who need treatment in local hospitals. Also available through Ronald McDonald Family Room program are an overnight room at Geisinger Community Medical Center and a lounge-style room at Moses Taylor Hospital. Event sponsors are First Liberty Bank and Trust, WNEP-16 and Lamar Advertising. For information on volunteering, purchasing tickets or participating as a restaurant or sponsor, contact the Ronald McDonald House at 969-8998 or visit www.rmhscranton.org/fundraising-events/the-gourmet-gala-overview/. Some of the committee members and event chairs, from left: Jan S. Brown, restaurants chair; Jan Brown, arrangements chair; Elaine Shepard, sponsors chair; Carol Chisdak, event chair; Lucille O’Boyle, badges chair; Carole Rosencrance, event co-chair; Sara Levy, hostesses chair; Richard Bradshaw, executive director, Ronald McDonald House; and Michele Margotta Neary, publicity chair.