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A night to remember

First Posted: 10:49 am - March 12th, 2015

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The lobby of Fox Hill Country Club is packed for cocktails during the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Wednesday night in Exeter.

Mary Jo White, left, Mary Ann Quick, and Noreen Marykwas, all of Hughestown, pose in the photo booth.

Linda Dessoye, left, of Pittston, Annarose Salvo, of Pittston Township, and Nancy Rowe, of West Pittston, stand outside the photo booth.

Guests at the Women’s Network dinner mill about before the program starts.

Edythe Kepics, left, of West Pittston, chats with Dolores D’Elia of Pittston at the Women’s Network St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.

Women’s Network Distinguished Woman Award recipients Lucille Maziarz, left, and Helen Brigido, right, are greeted by award presenter Maria Caporella-Montante.

Event emcee Lori Nocito offers welcoming remarks.

Award presenter Maria Caporella-Montante, left, guest Dolores D’Elia, award recipient Helen Brigido and her daughter, Barbara Quinn.

Live With It gifts store owners Lora and Alicia Hobbs introduce themselves as new guests at the Women’s Network Dinner.

Award presenter Maria Caporella-Montante addresses the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network.

Distinguished Woman Award recipient Helen Brigido blows out a candle on her 95th birthday Wednesday.

Distinguished Woman Award recipient Helen Brigido, right, is hugged by presenter Maria Caporella-Montante.

Distinguished Woman Award winner Lucille Maziarz, left, is presented her award by her cousin Ann Marie Adonizio.

EXETER — Lucille Maziarz, 90, and Helen Brigado, 95, were honored at the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network dinner on Wednesday, March 11 at Fox Hill Country Club. The women earned the first-ever Distinguished Woman Award, which recognizes women who have had a lasting impact on the Greater Pittston community. The awards were presented in memory of Mary Boylan, who was integral in organizing the Women’s Network and also was the first female executive director of the chamber.



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