WILKES-BARRE: The Italian American Association of Luzerne County is holding its 35th annual Columbus Day banquet on Oct. 7 at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. Cocktail hour is 5-6 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Music will be provided by Danny Argo and Friends at 10:15 p.m. The public is invited. For reservations, contact Louise Castellani at 654-6454 or Judy Deice at 654-7600. Co-chairmen of the banquet are Herman Castellani and James Deice.
The association is honoring attorney Girard J. Mecadon, Pittston, as its Person of the Year and Charles A. Adonizio III, Wilkes-Barre, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mecadon is an assistant public defender in Luzerne County and has over 20 years of experience in general private practice.
Mecadon is involved in numerous community organizations. He is married to the former Christa DeVizia.
Adonizio is the owner/broker of Atlas Realty Inc. and Atlas Insurance Inc. Adonizio is active in many civic and charitable organizations and is a founding director of Landmark Community Bank. He is married to the former Karen Delaney and has two children, Kristie and Chad.