Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians ‘adopts’ a family

January 1st, 2018 6:00 am

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. John Neumann Division 1, Wilkes-Barre, participated in the Catherine McAuley House Adopt-A-Family program, purchasing toys and clothing for a family with four children and presenting a gift for the household as well as food to the mother. Each child received nine gifts. Mary Ann and Nancy Amesbury did the shopping and wrapping. Tom and Mary Moore helped deliver the gifts. The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is an organization of Roman Catholic women of Irish descent. The local group makes yearly donations to the Catherine McAuley House, McGlynn Learning Center, CYC Day care and United Way Dolly Parton Library. Shown from left are Mary Moore, Maureen Salley, Kellie Knesis, division president; Nancy Amesbury, Eileen Kenyon, financial secretary; Maureen Lavelle, past state president and division secretary; Mary Ann Amesbury, state vice president and division treasurer, and Sue Cosgrove, division vice president. For information on LAOH, including membership requirements, contact Maureen at 570-825-0102.