Letter to the editor: Barry Kaplan thanks his ‘roasters’


Dear Editor:

Hello hello! I am writing to express my gratitude to the Abington Business and Professional Association (ABPA), the community, my family, and some of my so-called friends for the “honor” of being roasted. Somehow, a great many people felt it was worthwhile to have a good laugh at my expense.

The committee even put in many tedious hours digging and delving into my past in search of tidbits with which to torment me. Happily, they succeeded with great aplomb and we all, including myself, had a great time and simultaneously did a good thing.

It is a pleasure to help such a worthy organization support the many community endeavors the ABPA creates, including the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, Fall Fun Scarecrows and Pumpkin Carving, Summer Fest, tree lighting for the holidays and so much more. I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful community.

I wish to thank the ABPA, Mayor Lawler, Council President Gerrie Carey and Clarks Summit Council, the roast committee, including co-chairs Diane Calabro and Ellen Yuscavage, Janice Bevacqua, Bob Reber, Gail Rees, Leah Rudolph, Charles Sandercock, and Roastmaster Frank Santoriello; and the roasters, Marvin Kaplan, Rosalie Fufaro, Chris Griffing and Representative Sid Michaels Kavulich.

I’d like to warn them all, “What goes around comes around!”

Additionally, thanks to the Abington Journal for its excellent coverage of the roast. I hope NEPA and the Abingtons laughed as much as I did.

Everything Good Go with You

Barry Kaplan

Clarks Summit

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