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The Rev. John Shearer, O.S.J., parish administrator, and the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston, announce the annual smoker will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday April 2, at the parish’s Mt. Carmel Center, William Street, Pittston. This event is for all men, young and old, from the parish and surrounding area. The annual affair includes a dinner and featured guest speaker. Musical entertainment will be provided by Danny Argo and Frankie G (Frank Galoardi). The guest speaker for this year’s event is Monsignor John J. Bendik, pastor of the Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Pittston. The toastmaster will be Peter J. Adonizio, of Adonizio Funeral Home LLC, Pittston. The annual smoker always is a well attended affair. St. Joseph Marello Holy Name President Joe McCulloch and Jim Murphy, smoker chairman, advise getting tickets early. Tickets can be obtained at the church rectory, on William Street, from any Holy Name Society member, or by calling Murphy at 570-654-4929. St. Joseph Marello smoker committee members, first row, from left, are Charlie Valenti, Jim Murphy, Joe McCulloch, Michael English, Frank Sciabacucchi and the Rev. Jackson Pinhero, OSJ, assistant pastor at St. Joseph Marello Parish. Second row: Al Zangardi, Bernie Babonus, James Francioso, Emory Guffrovich, John Bingham, Paul Menichelli, Gerard Mecadon and Stanley Rovinsky. Charlie Sciandra, Jim Nardone and Walter Bechtold also are members of the committee.