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Redstone Highlands Gala draws 300-plus to Greensburg Country Club

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(from left), Bagpiper, Dan Doran, of Delmont, joins Dr. Paul Plucker, Redstone Highlands Board of Directors, John Dickson, President/CEO, Redstone Highlands, and Lisa Dormire, VP for Fund Development, Redstone Highlands, at the 2014 Redstone Highlands Highlands Fling: A Night at the Castle, held at the Greensburg Country Club on Saturday evening, November 15, 2014.

Greensburg Country Club was in regal form Nov. 15 for the 12th annual Redstone Highlands Gala, A Night at the Castle. The glow of red and gold lights set off the crystal and crimson table coverings.

Attendance was well over 300 for the benefit for the Benevolent Care Fund for the senior communities of Redstone Highlands in Greensburg, North Huntingdon and Murrysville. The evening’s honorary chairwoman and mistress of ceremonies, Kathy Svilar, snapped a picture of the McNamara family crest that hung near the podium. Svilar is president of KMS Advertising in Monroeville. Her mother, Norma McNamara, 84, is a resident at Redstone.

“Supporting the Benevolent Fund is crucial,” Svilar said. “She’s so excited I’m doing this tonight.”

Among the many items up for auction was a hockey stick signed by the entire 2013 Chicago Blackhawks team, donated by the George and Sandy Saad family. The Saads are the parents of Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad.

Seen: John andLinda Dickson, Bob and Sue Brooks, Tyler and Tracy Courtney, Art andSheila Caramella, Robert andJo Ann Lightcap, John and Gretchen Kline, James and Eva Gallagher,Harry andRene Smail, Dr. Mark and Ashley Gottron,Paul and Kathy Plucker, David and Johnette DeRose, Dr. Jawdat andAntoinette Nikoula, Michael and Meghan Passalinqua, Dr. Paul and Diane Nickoloff, George Shaner and Michael Philopena, Eric and Michele Bononi, June Anton with her daughter, Wendy, and David and Linda Assard.

— Dawn Law

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