26th annual ‘Parade of Trees’ begins Nov. 23 at Grotto Pizza Harveys Lake – The Dallas Post

By Bill O’Boyle boboyle@timesleader.com
Pictured at the 2020 Parade of Trees display inside Grotto Pizza at Harveys Lake, from left: Charlie Musial, Harveys Lake; James Drury, Dallas Borough; Mark Liparela, Lehman Township; Mike Moravec, Kingston Township; Doug Higgins, Dallas Township; David Souchick, Edwardsville; Armand Mascioli, Board Member, the Joseph & Erma Paglianite Charitable Organization. Absent from photo: James Balavage, Jackson Township.
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HARVEYS LAKE — This year marks the 26th annual Grotto Pizza Parade of Trees at Harveys Lake.
Since its inception, the Parade of Trees has raised more than $370,000 for local charities, thanks to the continued participation of area businesses, the support of the general public, and the generosity of the Joseph and Erma Paglianite Charitable Foundation which will add another $25,000 to collected donations again this year.
It all starts on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m., with a decorating party in the restaurant’s main dining room. Representatives from dozens of businesses and charities will be on hand to decorate their trees.
“The amount of effort and creativity that goes into the decorations is incredible,” said Armand Mascioli, co-owner of Grotto Pizza. “The Parade of Trees really has become the official start of the holiday season for so many of our friends, family, and guests.”
Businesses sponsor a tree in support of the charity of their choice. Visitors to Grotto Pizza Harveys Lake then “vote” with donations to that tree.
The Parade of Trees will be on display in Grotto Pizza’s main dining room through New Year’s Eve.
Grotto Pizza Parade of Trees
Business and Sponsor list
Grotto Pizza —American Diabetes Assoc.
Barber Ford — CYC Respite Care Program
Salon NouVeau — Bobby Wright Memorial
Scholarship at Misericordia University
Eye Care Specialists — InSight Kids Club of NEPA
Moto Graphics — Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley
The Fino Family — Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge
Joan Horwatt, Independent Pampered Chef
The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of NEPA
Dominic’s Equipment Rentals, Sales,
& Service, Inc. — Camp Orchard Hill
WBS/Penguins Booster Club — Make-A-Wish
Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists — Peggy’s Pathway
GFWC West Side Women’s Club — Dinners For Kids
Fidelity Bank — Back Mountain Food Pantry
Lehman Idetown Methodist Church — Pastor’s Food Pantry
Orlando Foods, Inc. — Alzheimer Association
Hillman Security & Fire Technologies,
Inc. — United Way of Wyoming Valley
Cherry Hill Group LLC — Little Eric’s Foundation
Bel Air Pools and Excavating — Janet Weiss Children’s Hospital
NEPA Harveys Lake Chapter Antique &
Classic Boat Society — American Cancer Society
Medicine Shoppe WB — Medical
Oncology Association Prescription Fund
Mt. Zion Material Handling — Brighter Journeys
Hi Lites Motor Club — Sleep in Heavenly Peace Luzerne County
Smith’s Country Store — Carrie Martin Scholarship
Sorber Well drilling, LLC — Patriots Cove
Yanik Chiropractic & Fitness Center — Ava’s Toy Box
Sprau and Clements Dentistry — Verve Vertu Art Studio
Valanski-Pokorny — Angel Medication
Reilly Finishing Technologies — Candy’s Place
Becki Sawyer All State — (charity pending)
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