The Little Sisters of the Poor will honor Mrs. Joan Blaker and the late Mr. Fenton Blaker at their ninth annual golf tournament Saturday, June 13 at the Scranton Municipal Golf Course, Lake Ariel. In addition to this major fundraiser, the Little Sisters will also honor the Blakers at a Spirited Art party at 6 p.m. Friday, June 5 at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton.
Golf tournament registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The format is captain and crew. Singles will be placed on a team. The cost is $100 per golfer which includes green fees, use of a cart, an official tournament shirt, a gift bag, a pre-tournament refreshment reception, a light meal during the tournament and a post-tournament dinner at the course clubhouse. Golfers will also have a chance to win prizes based on their performance in the tournament including a new car courtesy of Matt Burne Honda, Scranton.
Several types of golf and sponsorship packages, which are great advertising vehicles, are also available including hole signs for $100 and sponsorships of $250, $500, $750 and $1,000. There will also be a grand raffle of the Sisters’ famous gift baskets as well as prizes valued at over $100.
The Spirited Art party, which is a very popular program for creative and non-creative types, provides individuals and friends an opportunity to create paintings while sampling beverages and snacks such as wine and cheese. It will also provide non-golfers with an opportunity to support the Little Sisters’ fundraising efforts and honor the Blaker family. The cost is $35 per person and includes an instructor led class, paints, smocks, brushes, easels and canvases. The Little Sisters will also provide a snack and non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees are welcome to bring their own wine and snacks as well. Seating is limited. Reservations are due by Monday, June 1.
All proceeds from both events will be used to replace more than 300 windows in Holy Family Residence.
Pictured are committee members: seated: Tournament Co-Chairman Bob Blaker, maintenance director; Joan Blaker; Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; and Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications.
Standing: Mother Maureen, l.s.p.; Kim Simchak, business office manager; Tournament Co-Chairman Gene Cosgrove; Janet Skibinski; and Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.
Also serving on the committee are Tournament Co-Chairmen Patrick J. Sheridan and Chris James as well as Debbi Bean, R.N., director of nursing; Charlie Butler; Atty. Jim Conaboy; Atty. Kevin Conaboy; Mike Crossin; Theresa Durkin; Tracy Genell; Bill Hughes; Kathy Hughes; MaryCarol Kanton; Pete Kanton; Deacon Ed Kelly; Ann Kwak; Pat Salmon; Kim Simchak; Tim Speicher; and Dave Tressler.