Westmoreland Fed continues Pretty in Pink fund-raiser effort

August 27, 2018 - by MARYANN BEBAR (41), Federation President

Among those enjoying the Westmoreland County Federation “Pretty in Pink” fund-raiser in June were [from left] ROSE MASARIK (223), JOANN RASPOTNIK (41), LOIS DENNING (41) and MARYANN BEBAR (41).

YUKON, Pa. — The Westmoreland County (Pa.) Federation of snpj lodges held their annual “Pretty in Pink” fund-raiser June 24 at the Yukon Slovenian Hall. This fund-raiser, hosted by Treasurer Lois Denning (41) and her committee, has been an annual project for seven years. Lois is a cancer survivor, as are a few other members of our Lodges.

Paying it forward is the best feeling in the world. The “Pretty in Pink” fund-raiser assists cancer patients in need of financial help to pay for groceries and fuel. Another organization we support is the Karla J. Nease Foundation. This foundation was founded in memory of Joe Nease’s late wife, Karla, and assists terminally ill patients with utilities and repairs, paying back to those in need.

Many thanks to SNPJ Lodges 41, 87, 223 and 729 for all their help in setting up, donating baskets and baked goods, and working the event.

The “Pretty in Pink” event had a super crowd, and the music provided by The Polka Classics was awesome. Fun was had by all! The food offered by Bubba’s was sold out before I could stop for a break. This was good for business, but not for the hungry! Thanks to all who came out and supported us again.

On Saturday evening, Oct. 27, we are sponsoring an oldies dance with live music by The Classics from 6 to 10 p.m. This dance will be held at the Yukon Slovenian Hall. Food and refreshments will be available. Sure hope to see you there!

On Sunday, Dec. 2, the Federation will hold a Christmas holiday dance at the Crystal Ballroom in Herminie, Pa. There will be music by The Polka Classics from 2 to 6 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available.

Looking forward to seeing you real soon. Enjoy the rest of the summer and keep dancing!