The Association for the Blind will hold its 95th anniversary and awards gala on Oct. 9 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. The dinner will pay tribute to the John C. Metz family, recipients of the Distinguished Community Service Award; Peter J. Danchak, recipient of the Community Partnership Award; and Cynthia Kennelly, D.C., recipient of the Arline Phillips Achievement Award. The evening will also feature a silent and live auction. Proceeds will support programs and services provided by the Association for the Blind. To make reservations, arrange for table sponsorships, or to place ads in the program book, contact the Association for the Blind at 570-693-3555 or 877-693-3555. Event organizers, from left, first row: Ron Petrilla; Kathi Bankes; Jason Reilly; Mary Erwine, dinner chair; CeCe McCarthy; and Angelo DeCesaris. Second row: Bobbie Steever, Tom Robinson, Tom Pugh, Chris Borton, Craig Phillips, Greg Polk, Michael MacDowell, Kathleen Dunsmuir, Patti Potenza and Jennifer Throop. Also serving on the committee are Dwight Davis, Bob Loftus, Tina MacDowell, David Payne, Marilyn Santarelli, attorney Murray Ufberg and Vanessa Weaver.