Some of the members of the 25th Anniversary Gala Committee of Literacy Volunteers of Union County gathered at the home of Gene and Marilyn Evangelista of Scotch Plains for their June meeting.  Pictured are:  (front row) Gala co-chairs Ron Shalhoub of Madison and Marta & Ken Genoni of Westfield; (second row) Liela Bernstein of Westfield, Marilyn Evangelista of Scotch Plains; (third row) Bonni McCoy of Cranford, Dawn Harrison of Scotch Plains and Gene Evangelista of Scotch Plains; (back row) Elizabeth Gloeggler of Montvale and Steve Kilduff of Bridgewater.

Literacy Volunteers Gala Committee is busy organizing the November 2nd event at Schackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.  Honorees include:  Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz, Emmy Award-winning journalist Byron Pitts of CBS “60 Minutes” and Goya Foods.