Emerald Gala Planned By Children’s Advocacy Center
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania (CAC/NEPA) is hosting its 20th anniversary Emerald Gala on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Raddison Lackawanna Station Hotel. The event celebrates 20 years of work serving child and teen victims of abuse. The gala honorary chair is attorney John P. Moses. Julie Sidoni, WNEP, will serve as mistress of ceremonies. Musical entertainment will be provided by Daddy-0 and the Sax Maniax. The Child Abuse Intervention Center will honor the following professionals for their work in improving the lives of children: • William J. Browning, executive director, Lackawanna County Department of Human Services; • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Evanchick, acting commissioner, Pennsylvania State Police; • Michelle L. Olshefski, assistant United States Attorney. PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor of the gala. Tickets are $150 per person. To purchase tickets, or for information, call 570-969-7313, or visit cacnepa.org/event/20th-anniversary-gala/. For general information, visit www.cacnepa.org. Event committee, from left, are Andrea Eckersley, Karen Clifford, Marta Gomes, Mary Ann LaPorta, Jess Farrell, Mary Kate Ruddy, and Julie Rudolf. Also participating are Jennifer Aglialoro, Megan Alpert, Rosemary Bohenic, Denise Boyle, Jody Ferdyn, Kristen Cashuric Fetcho, Dr. Marla Farrell, MD, Amanda Frieder, Christina Jackson, Christina Jackson, Amy Kazmierski, Sheila Mcdonough, Valerie McDonough, Angel Saar, Kathy Senofonte, Jenn Snyder, Allison Skoff and Rachel Ziegler. Ambassadors committee, first row, from left, are Jess Farrell, Thom Welby, Vanessa Vergnetti Thomas, Mary Ann LaPorta, Patty Vergnetti, Suzanne Ambrogio Jaffe and Katie Sunday. Second row: Tom Donohue, Leo Vergnetti and Lee Jaffe. Also participating are David Solfanelli, Charles Karam, Louis Evans, Alpesh Patel, Natalie Gelb, Nick Colangelo, Renee Rinaldi, Kim Kost Scranlon, Jim Brady and Susan Brady.