UNC Planning Committee Begins Preparations for 12th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration

Members of the planning committee for United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 12th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration recently met to begin preparations for the event. The event will take place on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature live music by Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars, dinner and dancing, silent auction, gaming tables, fortune tellers and a chance to win a Grand Prize of a three day, two-night vacation at Cove Haven Resorts. The event will also feature celebrity dealers such as Sharla McBride of WNEP. Tickets are $65.00 per person and all proceeds benefit Angel’s Attic, UNC’s emergency food and clothing bank. For tickets, contact (570) 346-0759 or go to www.uncnepa.org/donate.

Members of the committee (from left to right) are: (Standing) Lisa Durkin, Deputy Executive Director and Michael Hanley, Executive Director. (Sitting) UNC Board Members John Foley, Dominick Carachilo and Betty Burns.