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The Advisory Council for the Foster Grandparent Program of Luzerne/Wyoming Counties recently celebrated the New Year with a luncheon meeting at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center. Newly elected officers include Marge Gushka as chairman and Norma Fagan as vice chairman. The Advisory Council meets bi-monthly to support and advise the project staff in day-to-day operations of the program and promotes community support and awareness of the project. Foster Grandparents are 55 years of age and older, who have a limited income and volunteer their time and talents assisting special needs children. They serve in day care centers, area schools and specialized agencies. Advisory Council Members, from left, first row: Kathy Dwyer, coordinator, FGP; Deidre Kaminski; Gushka; Mary Lou Zerfoss, director, FGP; Fagan; and Mary Jean Simpson. Second row: Peg Cuscela, Foster Grandparent; Susan Dinofrio; Alexia Kita Blake; Scott Rave; Brian Benedetti; Elaine Pekar, Foster Grandparent; Rosalie Strasser; and Sandra Lee, Foster Grandparent.

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