Hosts Campaign Kick Off-Raise the Bar Celebrity Bartender Event

Hosts Campaign Kick Off-Raise the Bar Celebrity Bartender Event

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October 16, 2019


Press Release-Request for Immediate Release

United Way of Susquehanna County

Contact: Kim Merithew, Director of Corporate and Community Giving

693 Main St., Suite 3, New Milford, PA 18834



United Way of Susquehanna County Hosts Campaign Kick Off-Raise the Bar Celebrity Bartender Event


[New Milford, PA] On a beautiful fall evening, United Way of Susquehanna County (UWSC) kicked off its annual campaign on Wednesday, September 25th at Chet’s Place with its Raise the Bar celebrity bartender event. Our hosts, Jean and Mark and their staff, put on a wonderful event, and our celebrity bartenders did an outstanding job serving up fun and signature drinks to the many who turned out to support UWSC. 

Congratulations to Tammy Bonnice from Williams as she was this year’s winner of celebrity bartender competition raising the most in tips with all proceeds going to support United Way. 

(pictured left to right-Tammy Bonnice, Marsha Morrison and Gail George)

Many thanks to all of our fantastic celebrity bartenders, Tammy Bonnice-Williams; Marsha Morrison-NBT Bank; Staci Wilson-Susquehanna County Independent and Weekender; Kyle Herbert-New Milford Hardware; Lynn Conrad-D&H Rail Trail and Bill Lopatofsky-Lopatofsky Auction, LLC. Special thanks to staff bartender and United Way allocation volunteer Cassidy Robinson for helping our bartenders out!


(pictured front row left to right: Cassidy Robinson Staci Wilson, Lynn Conrad back row left to right Bill Lopatofsky, Kyle Herbert Tammy Bonnice and Marsha Morrison)

Guests enjoyed entertainment kindly provided by Erich Aten, Tyler Ferguson, and Dave Maciak. Special thanks to this year’s campaign co-chairs, Tom and Kristen Follert and Alan Hall-County Commissioner, for coming to support our event. It was a great night, and thanks to all who attended.


By supporting UWSC, you are getting behind its work of Helping Children Do Well. This initiative offers children and their families residing in Susquehanna County programs that provide an upward trajectory toward a better life with a focus on: 


Academic Readiness/Mentorship/Childhood Wellness/Family Development and Stability

In addition, UWSC funds Safety Net services that assist families who are facing an immediate threat to their safety and well-being. This work would not be possible without the continued support of the community and many volunteers who compassionately serve. 

Support for UWSC also helps fund the following programs:

· 2-1-1 Helpline

· Dolly Parton Imagination Library

· Real Men Read- Early Learning MENtor Program

· PA Pre-K Counts Literacy Kits

· Nurse’s Pantry

· Little Free Library

· Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

· FamilyWize Prescription Discount Drug Card


Hundreds of county residents were connected via 2-1-1 to agencies that provided assistance for such serious matters as recovery from the aftermath of recent flooding, abuse, hunger, neglect, homelessness, suicide prevention, and mental health emergencies. 

With your generous support, we know we are making a positive, lifelong difference in the lives of children and their families.