Friends and family of Eric Speicher, a 12-year-old West Pittston boy diagnosed with Ependymoma, a type of brain tumor, are sponsoring a pasta dinner from 3-6 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. Cost is $8 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance. The proceeds will go to the family to defray the cost of medical treatment and travel expenses. Speicher is receiving treatment at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York. There will also be basket raffles at the dinner. Monetary donations, gift certificates and baskets are being accepted. All checks should be made payable to The EJS Fund and mailed to Nancy Answini, 9 Cheryl St., Hudson, PA 18705. Call 237-5999 for more information. Ticket inquiries can be mailed to Kory Angeli, 205 York Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643 or call 229-7636. Contact Elaine Salus at 829-2717 with any baskets for the raffle. Some of the committee members, from left, are Elaine Salus, Elaine Whipple and Peggy Balberchak. Second row: Nancy Answini, Lisa Bocci, Kory Angeli, Marilyn Johnson and Patti Wiatrowski.