Star Light Black Tie Bingo attendees are game for fundraising
By Dawn Law
Published: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
About 250 people donned their elegant best March 23 for Star Light Black Tie Bingo to benefit the health initiatives of Westmoreland Hospital/Frick Hospital Foundation.
Dinner at Greensburg Country Club was followed by bingo with caller Bill “Dr. Bingo” Pfouts.
The program opened with a welcome from foundation president Jennings Womack, who was escorted by his lovely granddaughters, Alexa and Erica.
Thus far, the foundation has provided about $8 million for community health screenings, technology upgrades and Home Care and Hospice care and support.
Other speakers were James Breisinger, chairman of the board of Excela Health, Ray Charley, chairman of the foundation board and Robert Rogalski, CEO of Excela Health.
Honorary event chairwoman Mona Pappafava-Ray, president of General Carbide Corporation, has attended the event and sponsored it since 1992. Her father, Premo, was a hospice patient
“They hold your hand and get you through a difficult time,” Pappafava-Ray said in a video that shared stories from families touched by the foundation's generosity.
Other major sponsors were First Commonwealth Bank, Greensburg Care Center and Harmon House Care Center, Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation, Thomson, Rhodes and Cowie, P.C., the Tribune-Review and Unity Printing Co. Inc.
Seen: Jim and Carole Blair, Chris and Keri Sciullo, Eric and Michele Bononi, Tim Rennie, Tom and Michelle Rennie, John and Angie Ritz, Sharon Rogalski, Terry Graft and Linda Brown, Jason Ray, Donna Breisinger, Dr. Jason Cinti and Jennifer Miele, Ron and Susan Ott, Dr. Sharon Smith, Todd and Stephanie Turin, Kate Charley, Joan Roth, William Nicholson, Marjorie Thomas, Fran and Peggy Spaeder, Kathy Pfouts, Rick and Lori Hoak, Scott and Erin Koscho, Rob Hammond, Doug Bailey and Jan Butcher, Becky Crea and fiance Jeff Poole, Gloria Ruane, Lynn Jobe, Barbara Hinkle, Christopher and Jill Bellicini and Dr. Greg and Rina Bellotti.
— Dawn Law
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