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The Sixth Annual McGowan Cornerstone Awards Dinner will be held on Oct. 1 1 at King's College. Joseph DeVizia, retired executive director of the Luzerne County Office of Human Services and long-time community activist, will receive the 2012 Cornerstone Award. The event is held annually to honor the memory of the late Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan. The mission of the Cornerstone Committee is to continue his legacy of service and dedication by recognizing students and community leaders who most reflect his spirit, leadership and service. Tickets are $125 per person and $225 per couple. Varying levels of sponsorship are also available and donations are welcome. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Monsignor McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship Fund, which is administered by The Luzerne Foundation on behalf of the participating organizations. For information, contact Diane Dutko at The Luzerne Foundation, 714-1570 or Some of the participants, from left: Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Temple Israel of Wilkes-Barre and honorary chair of the dinner; Patrice Persico, chair of the Dinner Committee and major gifts officer at King's College; DeVizia; and Charles Barber, president and chief executive officer, Luzerne Foundation, and member of the Dinner Committee.

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