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BRIEF: Boscov's in Scranton to host fundraiser for Gino J. Merli Veterans Center

Times-Tribune - 5/11/2018

May 11--Boscov's at the Marketplace in Steamtown will host a Gino J. Merli Veterans Center Day fundraiser on May 24

from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will go to the center's resident welfare fund. Scranton Prep's Veterans Outreach Club

is participating in the fundraiser. On Thursday, four Scranton Prep students who are members of the outreach club visited the veterans center for the fundraiser announcement. Irene Kelly, Boscov's regional public relations director, at right, recognized the support of the students, seated from left, Michael Kaffka, who will attend the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, Chris Cobb, Dean Sweeney, Ben Worrell and their club adviser, teacher Deborah Rose. Residents from the veterans center also will attend the fundraiser at Boscov's, said Merli center Deputy Commandant Kathleen Ambrose. "We're asking everyone to come out and meet some of our veterans," Ambrose said. BUTCH COMEGYS/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER


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