Archive for October, 2009

Raising the Roof

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Wilkes-Barre Raised the Roof on Saturday, October 3rd and raised some much needed funds for the Osterhout Free Library.  To celebrate the continued renaissance of Downtown Wilkes-Barre (and to help out the Osterhout), organizers devised a plan to show the City from a whole new vantage point.

The event took place on the top floor of the “Park and Lock East” Parking Garage on the corner of Washington and Market Streets. The party ran from 5 – 7:30 PM and afterward, attendees were encouraged to hit the downtown and enjoy what the City has to offer. There was an “Octoberfest” theme and the night featured food samplings from various Wilkes-Barre area restaurants as well as seasonal cocktails and live music. Over 200 people were in attendance for this first-time event. The planning committee hopes to do more in the future, so stay tuned!    

All of the proceeds from this event went to benefit the Osterhout Free Library, whose mission is to provide materials and services to all residents of Luzerne County – free of charge, for their personal, educational, recreational and professional needs.