Poli Fundraiser

Mar 24, 2019 325

The Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class Team "Puttin' on the Ritz" will host a Trivia/Happy Hour to benefit their class project of installing the Poli Historic Gallery at the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton, PA. The event will be held on Sunday, March 31, beginning at 1 p.m. at Cooper's Seafood House, 701. N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Tickets are $30 and include free select drinks and appetizers, trivia play, access to raffles and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 570-342-7711 or email puttinontheritz2019@gmail.com.

The Poli Historic Gallery will pay homage to the history of what is now known as the Ritz Theater. Founded by Sylvester Poli, an Italian immigrant from Lucca, Italy, in 1907, the Poli Theater was the second largest of its kind in the United States and was where many legendary performers debuted, including George Burns and Gracie Allen, Joan Crawford, The Marx Brothers, and Jack Benny. Harry Houdini also performed on stage at the Poli Theater.

Leadership Lackawanna’s mission is to enhance the skills and knowledge of emerging professionals in northeastern Pennsylvania through premier leadership development programs, enabling them to better serve their organizations and communities. For more information on Leadership Lackawanna and its other initiatives, visit www.leadershiplackawanna.com.

SOURCE: Stephanie Longo

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