Benefit held March 13 for West Pittston resident Jim Norton who lost home in January fire


Benefit held for West Pittston resident who lost home in fire

Staff reports



Connie, daughter of Jim Norton, and Matt Toporcer arrive at the fundraiser for her father held Sunday, March 13 at the Moose Lodge in West Pittston. Becky Didgeon, secretary of the crime watch, checks in the Toporcers. Norton, who undergoing treatment for cancer, was a victim of a fire in January in the borough.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Pat Messina Jr. jots down his name on the raffle ticket he purchased at the Jim Norton fundraiser held at the Moose Lodge, West Pittston, sponsored by the West Pittston Neighborhood Crime Watch on Sunday, March 13. Norton, who undergoing treatment for cancer, was a victim of a fire in January in the borough.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Volunteers help prepare the ziti dinner at the benefit for Jim Norton, of West Pittston on Sunday, March 13. From the left, Rosalie Messina, Mike Neishell, Kim Biscotto, Allison Hoover.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Russ Herron, Wyoming, points to some of the raffle items to his daughter Raegan on Sunday, March 13 in West Pittston.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Barb Sherinsky, West Pittston, gives a helping hand from the Moose Lodge for the Jim Norton fundraiser on Sunday, March 13 in West Pittston.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Tom Turonis, Exeter, and Mary Ondrako, Clarks Summit, better known as The Irrefutables, donate their time to play at the Jim Norton fundraiser on Sunday, March 13.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

WEST PITTSTON — The West Pittston Neighborhood Crime Watch sponsored a ziti dinner and basket raffle on Sunday, March 13 at the Moose Lodge to benefit resident Jim Norton, who lost his home in a fire in January.

Over 100 ziti dinners were sold and the event raised over $1,500.

Along with the ziti dinner there was a 50/50, a bake sale, a donation bucket and live music was performed by The Irrefutables.

Connie, daughter of Jim Norton, and Matt Toporcer arrive at the fundraiser for her father held Sunday, March 13 at the Moose Lodge in West Pittston. Becky Didgeon, secretary of the crime watch, checks in the Toporcers. Norton, who undergoing treatment for cancer, was a victim of a fire in January in the borough.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Norton-Fundraiser-1.jpgConnie, daughter of Jim Norton, and Matt Toporcer arrive at the fundraiser for her father held Sunday, March 13 at the Moose Lodge in West Pittston. Becky Didgeon, secretary of the crime watch, checks in the Toporcers. Norton, who undergoing treatment for cancer, was a victim of a fire in January in the borough. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Pat Messina Jr. jots down his name on the raffle ticket he purchased at the Jim Norton fundraiser held at the Moose Lodge, West Pittston, sponsored by the West Pittston Neighborhood Crime Watch on Sunday, March 13. Norton, who undergoing treatment for cancer, was a victim of a fire in January in the borough.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Norton-Fundraiser-2.jpgPat Messina Jr. jots down his name on the raffle ticket he purchased at the Jim Norton fundraiser held at the Moose Lodge, West Pittston, sponsored by the West Pittston Neighborhood Crime Watch on Sunday, March 13. Norton, who undergoing treatment for cancer, was a victim of a fire in January in the borough. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Volunteers help prepare the ziti dinner at the benefit for Jim Norton, of West Pittston on Sunday, March 13. From the left, Rosalie Messina, Mike Neishell, Kim Biscotto, Allison Hoover.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Norton-Fundraiser-3.jpgVolunteers help prepare the ziti dinner at the benefit for Jim Norton, of West Pittston on Sunday, March 13. From the left, Rosalie Messina, Mike Neishell, Kim Biscotto, Allison Hoover. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Russ Herron, Wyoming, points to some of the raffle items to his daughter Raegan on Sunday, March 13 in West Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Norton-Fundraiser-4.jpgRuss Herron, Wyoming, points to some of the raffle items to his daughter Raegan on Sunday, March 13 in West Pittston. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Barb Sherinsky, West Pittston, gives a helping hand from the Moose Lodge for the Jim Norton fundraiser on Sunday, March 13 in West Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Norton-Fundraiser-5.jpgBarb Sherinsky, West Pittston, gives a helping hand from the Moose Lodge for the Jim Norton fundraiser on Sunday, March 13 in West Pittston. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Tom Turonis, Exeter, and Mary Ondrako, Clarks Summit, better known as The Irrefutables, donate their time to play at the Jim Norton fundraiser on Sunday, March 13.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Norton-Fundraiser-6.jpgTom Turonis, Exeter, and Mary Ondrako, Clarks Summit, better known as The Irrefutables, donate their time to play at the Jim Norton fundraiser on Sunday, March 13. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Benefit held for West Pittston resident who lost home in fire

Staff reports

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