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O&A: Latrobe Art Center's An Evening in the Neighborhood

Dawn Law
| Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
From left: Committee members Kathy Rafferty, Sharon Shepard, Joe Bellack and Linda Miller at the Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at the Latrobe Country Club.
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From left: Committee members Kathy Rafferty, Sharon Shepard, Joe Bellack and Linda Miller at the Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at the Latrobe Country Club.
Betty Ann McHugh and Kathy Sabota at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
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Betty Ann McHugh and Kathy Sabota at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
From left: Sponsors Sally Anne and Al Novak and Maryann Singley at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
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From left: Sponsors Sally Anne and Al Novak and Maryann Singley at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
Sandy and Steve Douds at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
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Sandy and Steve Douds at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
From left: Nancy Svetahor, Marty Singer and Linda Burns at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
From left: Nancy Svetahor, Marty Singer and Linda Burns at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
Dennis and Kathy Rafferty at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Dennis and Kathy Rafferty at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
Pam Kroh and Latrobe Mayor Rosie Wolford at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual EVening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
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Pam Kroh and Latrobe Mayor Rosie Wolford at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual EVening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
Thom Tallarico and Fred Williams at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Thom Tallarico and Fred Williams at Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual Evening in the Neighborhood auction, held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.

Latrobe Art Center's 10th annual An Evening in the Neighborhood fundraiser was held Nov. 15 at Latrobe Country Club.

The center was named Nonprofit of the Year by Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Chamber on Oct. 23, the same day center Director Gabrielle Nastuck, also known as “Miss Gabi,” announced her departure.

At the fundraiser, interim director Joe Bellack was busy managing the silent auction, but he agreed with board Treasurer Marty Singer's comments about Nastuck.

“Gabi's a sweetheart,” Singer said. “Gabi's moved on. We wish her the best.”

According to the center's website, since Nastuck started as director in 2010, the center has doubled in size, added a cafe that serves breakfast and lunch, and added numerous programs and exhibitions.

The highlight of the evening was a live auction by Mark Ferry.

Kit Palmer, widow of Arnold Palmer, donated a print signed by the golf legend, “The Three Bridges of Latrobe.” In previous years, the Palmers provided auction items and attended the event.

Latrobe-area artist Sarah Hunter donated a mixed-media piece entitled, “The Secrets We Keep.” Attorney Sean Cassidy contributed a stay at Grand Bahia Principe Coba on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, worth $2,800.

Seen: Diana Kreiling, Stacey Pydynkowski, Bob andArlene Kendra, Linda Assard, Art andSheila Caramella, Dennis andKathy Rafferty, Rosie Wolford, Norma Samide, Linda McKenna Boxx, Bob andDawn Davoli, Steve andSandy Douds, Phil Dymond, Bob andJoAnn Lightcap, John andDorris Parker, Janet Mason, Flo Palasta, Ann Nemanic, Hanna Nemanic, Anita Manoli, Allen Martello, Tim Brown andJohn andSukey Jamison.

— Dawn Law

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