Community Comes Out to Support Family Service Association


Wilkes Barre, PA – It will be “A Night With the Stars” for this year’s Family Service Association’s (FSA) ninth annual gala and silent auction to be held on Saturday, April 9, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

This year’s red carpet theme will include professional entertainers Linda Axelrod as Joan Rivers and Chris Collins as Jimmy Stewart who will circulate with the guests; and music will be provided by The Mark Mack Orchestra as well as Andrea Bogusko.

The Gala will be supported by a number of local businesses who are generously providing their help with the activities planned for this major fundraiser for FSA.  These sponsors, many of whom have participated in the event since its inception, have joined together to support the Gala in an effort to raise the much needed monies that fund the important services and programs provided by FSA.

Among this year’s event sponsors are Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Service Electric Cable TV and Communications, the Citizens’ Voice, WBRE TV, Magic 93, TRON, Bartikowsky Jewelers, Sundance Vacations, CPS Direct, PNC Bank, LAMAR Advertising, Floral Designs and Yanora Enterprises.  This local business community support is devoted to helping the many area families and children who receive assistance and benefit from the services through the Family Service Association.

The Gala is open to the public and attendees will enjoy the fun of bidding on various items including fabulous trips, sporting events, sports memorabilia, jewelry, and restaurant gift certificates.  Tickets for the event may be obtained by contacting Family Services Association in WilkesBarre, 823-5144.

Shown at a recent gathering are this year’s Gala sponsors, from left to right, Scott Carey, Sundance Vacations; Michael Zimmerman, Exec. Director, FSAWV; Bobby Soper, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs; Mary Agnes Kratz, Gala Co-Chair; Lita Insalaco, Gala Chair; Kathy Dunsmuir, PNC Bank; Joan Zelnick,.Service Electric Cable TV & Communications; Ruth Kemmerer, Director of Development & Volunteer Services, FSAWV.  Absent from Photo are sponsors TRON Wedding and Party Rentals; The Citizens’ Voice; WBRE TV; Magic 93; Yanora Enterprises; Lamar Advertising; Floral Designs.