8th Annual Cpt. James R. Minicozzi Memorial Race scheduled:
The Cpt. James R. Minicozzi Race Committee Members through the UNICO National Scranton Chapter have started planning the 8th Annual Cpt. James R. Minicozzi Memorial Race (5K Run/1 Mile Walk) taking place over Labor Day weekend on Saturday, August 31st @ 10am in downtown Scranton; during LaFesta Italiana. Pre-registration is available at runsignup.com/Minicozzi. Donation is $20 & the first 100 participants are guaranteed a sports package of tote, race t-shirt & sport bottle. Mail-in forms could be printed from lafestaitaliana.org. Proceeds benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA for their children’s annual Christmas Party & College Scholarships, at his alma mater, West Scranton High School. (Photo) Sitting (L to R): Sue Marullo, Jake Sweeney, Theresa Mary Minicozzi Sweeney, Leslie Minicozzi Galacci (Chairperson) & Saige Sweeney. Standing: Linda Stefursky, Thom Welby, Mary Marrara, Gail Cicerini & John Trapani (Co-Chair).
Scranton Chapter, UNICO National, recently volunteered at the annual MDA Black & Blue Ball.
From left are: Lynda Cooke, Joanne Quattrone, Roseann Giordano, Melanie Naro, Chapter President; Bill Ginello, Nancy Ginello, Ginny Rescigno, Mike Rescigno, Mary Ann Rubin.
Unico Scranton Volunteer at Boys & Girls Club of NEPA
Scranton Chapter UNICO volunteers planted some beautiful new items in front of the Boys & Girls Club of NEPA as one of the Service Projects for the Year. Trees were planted in Memory of Capt. Jim Minicozzi and Past President Joe Preate.
Photo, left to right: Chris DiMattio, Past National President; Jim Sagona, Steve Andrichak, Dr. Douglas Sheldon, Joe Brogna, Jim Baress
Unico Scranton Plant Flags at Cathedral Cemetery
The Scranton Chapter UNICO National and Girl Scout from Troops 50162 and 50062 assisted Koch-Conley Post officials in placing flags on the graves of Veterans in Cathedral Cemetery.
Photo, seated left to right: Girl Scout Leader Jennifer Thomas, Girls Scouts Madison Romero, Grace Thomas, Zoey Sollers Fagan, Zelenka Barnes and Brownie Bella Gross
Standing left to right: Matt Fedor, Koch Conley Post adjutant; Melanie Naro, President of the Scranton Chapter UNICO National; Angelo Naro, Ann Genett, all with UNICO; Jennifer Thomas, Asst. Girl Scout Leader Troop 50162; LTC (ret.) Joe Albert, Commander Koch Conley Post; Katie Gross, Girl Scout Leader 50062; C.J. Langan, Girl Scout Leader, Lacy Forkal and Charlie Spano, Scranton UNICO.
Congratulations to Unicans of the Year Bob and Patty Montalbano
The 60th Annual Scranton Chapter Charity Ball was held on February 23 at Genetti Manor in Dickson City. This year the Chapter honored Patricia and Bob Montalbano as UNICANs of the Year. The committee includes Palma Yanni, Honorary Chairperson; Mary Marrara, Chairperson; Karen Clifford; Gail Cicerini; Jo Ann Verduce; Charlie and Mary Rose Spano; Joyce Lomma; Bill and Marie Waerhouse; Pat Yanni; Melanie Naro, Scranton Chapter President; Cindy Farino; Lisa and Dave Bieri; Ann Genett; Diane Alberigi; Ed Staback; Linda Stefursky; Tony Nicosia; Jim Brogna; Rose and Frank Blasi, Sr.; Frank Blasi, Esq.; Chris DiMattio; Joanne Quattrone; Bill Buckley; Dr. Jeff and Patti Rieder; Jim Baress; John Disanferdinand; Lynda Cook.