Jeannine Luby to Help Celebrate National Humor Month by Raising Fun and Funds

Laugh your stress away at Jeannine Luby’s, aka Funny Wine Girl’s stand-up comedy show on Friday, April 26 at Groove Brewing in Scranton. 

The show will feature Luby, one of NEPAs funniest Mary Rapach, and NEPA native Tim Conniff.  You can feel good not only from the laughter but from knowing that a portion of proceeds will benefit the Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Crisis Intervention Team that offers training and programs for area first responders with the following goals: improving interaction between law enforcement and persons with mental illness; preventing the inappropriate restraint, incarceration, and stigmatization of persons with mental illness; reducing injury to officers, family members, and individuals in crisis; and linking individuals with mental illness to appropriate treatment and resources in the community.

Ticket price of $30 includes comedy show and contribution to fundraiser. Beverages at Groove Brewing are sold separately.  Purchase your tickets here:

Meals on Wheels of NEPA Serves Smiles to Seniors

Meals on Wheels of NEPA celebrated National Humor Month by delivering more than 700 sets of postcards depicting food puns to their home-bound clients. Local artist Kathleen McHugh designed the illustrations featured on the front of the cards. This project was made possible by a Humor Therapy Fund Grant from the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

“By creating these cards, the Agency’s goal was to improve the moods of the clients it serves and remind them they are not alone,” said Kristen Kosin, Executive Director. “Meals on Wheels of NEPA is often a primary source of contact for clients, and even the smallest bit of humor can brighten someone’s day.”

Meals on Wheels of NEPA supports the independent living of home-bound seniors and disabled persons through the delivery of nutrition and supportive services. Each day, the Agency’s clients, whose life circumstances make it difficult or impossible for them to prepare needed nourishment, receive a hot meal delivered by volunteers. In addition to keeping these seniors well-nourished, the Agency often provides the only human contact many home-bound individuals experience each day. Meals on Wheels of NEPA has been in existence since 1969, and to date, has served over 5 million meals.