Namedropper, Dec. 25, 2018
High notes The Country Club of Scranton clubhouse provided a festive setting for the Ladies Golf Association annual holiday dinner. Following a cocktail hour and socializing among the pine and poinsettias, guests enjoyed dinner of cream of mushroom soup with herbed creme fraiche; filet mignon with demi glace, acorn squash stuffed with wild rice, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, raisins, pears and scallions; and finished with pumpkin pound cake parfait with pomegranate arils, walnuts and bourbon whipped cream. Association President Erin Donahue welcomed guests. Other officers on hand included First Vice President Karen Minora, Secretary Kathy Walker and Treasurer Sally O’Brien. The group joined in on a carol sing as they gathered around a piano played by Ken McGraw. Donations were collected for the Christmas Holiday Bureau and Toys for Tots. Among the members attending were Krista Bott, Carol Chisdak, Yvonne Cronkey, Joyce Fasula, Susan Foley, Leslie Gibson, Sue Grady, Margy Harding, Carolyn Hartman, Sandra Hurst, Maureen Jones, Kathy Lee, Okhee Lee, Audra Lynch, Norina Lynott, Katie Marquardt, Sally Marquardt, Jane Molino, Kathy Murphy, Cindy Neubert, Jeanne Nicholas, Julie Nicholas, Maryjo Pasqualichio, Maureen Perrotti, Letha Reinheimer, June Sarnowski, Jennifer Sherwood, Pat Swisher, Karen Sproul, Linda Sproul, Maura Swatkowski, Mary Sweeney, Cheryl Tierney and Cathy Wendolowski. Super students Old Forge eighth-grade student Catherine Liskosky won honorable mention for the month of February in the Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs Holiday Poster Contest. Catherine’s poster will be featured on a billboard near the Old Forge School District during February. Teacher Anne Guida and Principal Chris Gatto attended the holiday poster recognition reception with Catherine and her family at the Scranton Cultural Center. Over 900 posters were submitted to the contest.