SCRANTON, PA – The residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Holy Family Residence attended the second annual “Little Sisters of the Poor Night” on August 19, 2014 as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders faced off against the Syracuse Chiefs at PNC Field.
As the residents enjoyed hot dogs, potato chips, and soda, they were pleasantly surprised to share a personal visit with the RailRiders’ mascot, Champ.
Prior to the 7:05 p.m. game time, Sister Kathleen, l.s.p., provided an on-field interview about Holy Family Residence and the Sisters’ mission of serving the elderly poor throughout the world and Sister Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., threw out a ceremonial first pitch of the game. Resident and decorated Word War II veteran Jack Roche was also honored at the game via the RailRiders’ Military Appreciation Program. He also threw out a ceremonial first pitch of the game.
Pictured are just a few of the residents of Holy Family Residence who met Champ during Little Sisters of the Poor Night at PNC Field: seated: Margaret Regan, Anne Gross, and Helen Novak; standing: Champ and Cathy Skrutski of Archbald who is a member of the Little Sisters’ Association Jeanne Jugan.