Barbecue this weekend
A chicken barbecue will be held this weekend in honor of Andrew Mazza, a 2011 graduate of Lakeland High School who died in a tragic car accident.
Mazza received a degree in machine tool technology from Lackawanna Career Technology Center and was a member of the Operating Engineers Union, Local 542.
Proceeds from the event will support Johnson College diesel program scholarships, establishing a Lakeland High School scholarship, community support and enrichment for both Greenfield Twp. and Clifford Twp. and donations to families from the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
“This barbecue not only allows us to help support and give back to the community that Andrew called home, but also for Andrew’s family and friends to gather together and celebrate his life and his memory while reconnecting with each other as Andrew loved to do,” said Theresa Bandru, marketing and sponsorship chairwoman for the Andrew Mazza Foundation.
The third annual Andrew Mazza Foundation Chicken BBQ is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
at Creekside Grove, 3885 state Route 374, Lennoxville. Live entertainment will be provided, including Burley and the Beaver, Friends in Low Places and Chris Mullineaux.
Tickets are $10 and available at Paradise Inn, Greenfield Twp.; Bella Pizza and Endless Mountains Pharmacy, Clifford Twp.; the Stonehouse, Peanut Bar and Pasquale’s Food Mart, Carbondale; the SpeakEasy Saloon and Resort, Union Dale; or by visiting www.andrewmazzafoundation.com.
For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Andrew Mazza Foundation on Facebook or the website.
Daniel J. Santaniello will be honored as Italian American Man of the Year during the Columbus Day Association of Lackawanna County’s110th annual dinner.
Santaniello is president and chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank. He was born and raised in Lackawanna County and lives in Moscow with his wife and four children.
Santaniello is dedicated to both his profession and to many local philanthropic and civic organizations throughout Northeast Pennsylvania, according to the organization.
The dinner will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, at Fiorelli’s in Peckville beginning at 5 p.m. with cocktails and dinner at 6 p.m. For tickets at $50 per person, ad opportunities or more details, contact Joe Fazio at 570-241-1691.
Montrose High School graduate Mike Simmers spent part of his summer as an Earth Team volunteer at two local U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service offices in Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.
Mike, who is a Keuka College sophomore majoring in environmental sciences, began working in late June and assisted NRCS staff with a variety of tasks, including filing, conservation planning to simple surveying and construction as-builts. Mike learned to work with conservation partners including: Department of Environmental Protection, conservation districts, Bureau of Forestry and the USDA Farm Service Agency. Earth Team is the volunteer component of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.