WAVERLY – Community members and neighbors enjoyed special drinks at the Waverly Community House as they supported a cause Friday, Aug. 17. They were at the event called Cocktails for the Court, which raised funds for all of the recreational programs at the Comm including their tennis program, kids yoga, and many other youth activities.
“I think it’s a really great way for the Comm to give back to the community and bring neighbors together,” said committee member Malcolm MacGregor.
Tara Kojsza, who caters to other events at the Comm, served up signature drinks such as summer sangria and a drink called Summer’s Blue, which consists of blue curacao and lemon vodka.
Kojsza is the owner of the Jessie’s Ice Cream Store, which was one of many restaurants providing food for the event. Pizza was provided by Rosario’s Pizza. Nina’s Pizza offered their wing bites. Hors d’oeuvres were from Glen Oak Country Club, Waverly Deli, and POSH in Scranton.
“We think it’s a great fundraiser,” said Harry L. Ware, who sat with friends including Dave Johnson and his wife Cheryl, both of Dalton, and Don Blackledge and his wife Sally, who came from their hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida.
“It’s great to have the local people show up and enjoy the hospitality of the Waverly Community House,” Ware added.
People also enjoyed live music played by The Rich Jenkins Trio in the Comm’s lobby. Despite the stormy weather that night, the event had a decent turnout.
“I think it’s great especially with the weather,” said event coordinator Vivian Williams. “We’ve been blessed this summer.”