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St. George Men’s Group Holds Dinner Dance for APK Charities

The St. George Men’s Group hosted a Rat Pack-themed dinner dance that included a raffle, 1960s Las Vegas-era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Oct. 6. Funds raised benefited APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support for military families and personnel.

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Bob Keiser (Helen's husband), Bob Skarzynski (in charge of the event), and Helen Keiser (mother of Captain Andrew) pose for a photo. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Marcy and Joe Sandella and Dan and Theresa Fanelli enjoying a 1960's era dinner. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Steve and Elena DePalma and Charlene DeFrancesco enjoying the event together. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Raffle prizes included a U.S. Flag Oil Painting by local artist Cathy Lomartra, a wood burned plaque that has an image and APK's þÄúNever Falter Never QuitþÄù on it, and an original 1968 menu from Sands Hotel Las Vegas. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Jim Mancini (one of the original members of the St. George Men's Group) enjoys a meal with Liz Mancini. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Anita Catardi, Sister Kathlene Lynch, Mary Parzych, Karen Lipski, Father Stephen Sledesky, Donna Fassett, Stephen Sledesky Sr., Ricardo Borja, and Francine Wainer enjoy a 1960's era dinner together. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Raffle prizes included Twentieth Anniversary Frank Sinatra Duets Super Deluxe Edition, and a Cassette Radio Reproduction. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. People dancing to music played by DJ Adam from iHeart Radio. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Original members of the St. George Men's Group who attended were asked to stand and were given a round of applause. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Comedian Dale Grand Esq. makes the audience laugh. He has appeared on þÄúThe CBS Morning ShowþÄù, þÄúGood Day, New York", "Late Show with David LettermanþÄù and more. Dale has been in 20 motion pictures, as well. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Comedian Dale Grand Esq. makes the audience laugh. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Dibby and Randy Mcartney having a good time at the event. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Francine Wainer (mother of a son currently in the Air Force) and Will Smith dance to music played by DJ Adam from iHeart Radio. Francine says Helen Keiser is an inspiration. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Raffle prizes included a Frigidare Professional Immersion Blender and a New York City photograph by Ciaran Tully. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Brendan and Janette Cameron and Bruce Fagan pose for a photo. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Comedian Dale Grand Esq. makes the audience laugh. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. People dancing to music played by DJ Adam from iHeart Radio. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Raffle prizes included a þÄúFinal ApproachþÄù Print by Jim Luisa. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Karen Schmidt, Peggy McIntyre, Beth Mishler, and Fred Bennett having a good chat. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Jackie Mccullugh,Yolanda Eldridge, Julie Fitzpatrick, and others react with a smile or laugh at Comedian Dale Grand Esq.'s joke. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. People dancing to music played by DJ Adam from iHeart Radio. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Ana Skarzyski, Anthony and Annamarie Palumbo, Dan and Angie Perrotto, and Catherine Maltese pose for a photo. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Donna Pederson and Jim Pederson (Helen Keiser's brother) laugh at one of Comedian Dale Grand Esq.'s jokes. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Raffle prizes included a vintage radio, a matchbox circa 1950, and a Victorinox Classic Swiss Army Knife and ballpoint pen. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Jacqueline Dandio-Harris poses for a photo next to some decorative feathers in a vase. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Jane Bechtold and Robin Wolek enjoying some wine together. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Gabriela and Mike Nigretti having a good time at the dinner dance. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. People dancing to music played by DJ Adam from iHeart Radio. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Steve and Elena DePalma dance to music played by DJ Adam from iHeart Radio. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Comedian Dale Grand Esq. finishes his routine. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Frank and Paula Meoli enjoying time together at the event. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Jackie Mccullugh and Yolande Eldridge pose for a photo together. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. People dancing to music played by DJ Adam from iHeart Radio. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Charlotte Smith helps put out dessert plates of pear tartlets that will be topped with cherries jubilee. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The St. George Men's Group hosted a Rat Pack themed dinner dance with a raffle, 1960's Las Vegas era dinner, cocktail hour, music, and comedy on Saturday, October 6th. Funds raised go to APK Charities in memory of Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel, Special Forces. The charities raise awareness and support military families and personnel. Chef Jeff Trombetta talks to the crowd about the night's dessert of pear tartlets topped with cherries jubilee, a dish that was classic of the 1960s. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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