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Out & About: Car cruisers make big gift to children’s bureau fund

Shirley McMarlin
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(from left), Michelle Brant, supervisor with the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau, Kris Feliciani, board member, and Jennifer Antkowiak, emcee, gather for a photo during the Westmoreland Children First Wine and Chocolate Gala, held at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center on Saturday evening, October 5, 2019.
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From left: Karen Burns, executive director of CASA, her husband, Tony Rutigliano, and Shara Saveikis, executive director of the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau.
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Volunteers, (from left), Bobbi Jo Bales, Tina Wodzinski, Melinda Walker and Anita Leonard, gather for a photo during the Westmoreland Children First Wine and Chocolate Gala, held at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center on Saturday evening, October 5, 2019.
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Event co-chairs, (from left), Denise Thoma and Kitty Hricenak, pose for a photo during the Westmoreland Children First Wine and Chocolate Gala, held at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center on Saturday evening, October 5, 2019.
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E.C. Cruisers Car Club board members, (from left), Ted Gendek, treasurer, Sandy Gendek, secretary, Derek Bush, president, and Dennis Majewski, vice-president, gather for a photo during the Westmoreland Children First Wine and Chocolate Gala, held at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center on Saturday evening, October 5, 2019.

The E.C. Cruisers vintage car club was on a mission when members rolled up to the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center on Oct. 5.

Members were there to deliver a check for $8,387 to Westmoreland Children First during the organization’s annual Wine and Chocolate Gala, from proceeds of its Sept. 15 car cruise at the Delmont Volunteer Fire Department.

Funds will go to the Christmas fund of the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau, for which WCF is the advisory board. The club has been raising funds for the kids for 25 years, said publicist Tom Steiner, totaling more than $100,000 during that time.

Guests at the sold-out affair also had the opportunity to contribute more via silent and basket auctions, as they sampled a wide selection of wines and chocolates from O’Shea’s Candies of Johnstown.

Event co-chairs were Kitty Hricenak and Denise Thoma. Jennifer Antkowiak served as emcee.

The co-chairs also serve on the WCF board of directors, along with President Veronica Ent, Stacey Winfield, Kathleen Daniele, Kris Feliciani, Don Graham, Bryan Kline, Tina Wodzinski, Patricia Quatrini, Carol Zera and Bill Bretz.

Seen: Shara Saveikis, children’s bureau executive director, Jim and Tera Ryan, Barbara Ferrier, Christopher Feliciani, Karen Burns and Tony Rutigliano, Michelle Brant, Kim Harmon, Darcie Godich, Derek and Cheryl Bush, Scott Kramer, Paula Steiner, Ted and Sandy Gendek, Phil Koch, Tay and Brenda Waltenbaugh, Jill Briercheck, Jo Ellen Numerick, Rege and Cheri Klinchock, Jordan Ruggiero and Diane Ruggiero.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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