Caribbean vibe takes over Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce event Sept. 9


Over 300 attend Chamber of Commerce Cultural event

By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com



Rich and Katy Pokritka for Forty Fort demonstrate their comical side by posing for a photograph using a cardboard cutout at the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce Back to Paradise cultural event Sept. 9.


Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski holds a photographic exhibit of his locally famous “Starfire” band from the 1960s and 1970s during the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce’s Back to Paradise cultural event held Sept. 9 at the Irem Country Club.


Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post

Under the stars, a Caribbean vibe created by the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce Cultural Committee entertains over 300 guests Sept. 9. Shown, from left, Cynthia Mitchell, Patrick Cleary, Jeff DeAngelo and McKensie Curnow at Irem Country Club in Dallas.


Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post

Cheryl Humphreys of Dallas, left, and her friend Mary Rittenhouse of Plymouth pose for portraits at the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce Back to Paradise cultural event at Irem Country Club in Dallas.


Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post

Jimmy and the Parrots, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, provide a tropical rhythm to the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce’s Back to Paradise cultural event at the Irem Country Club pavilion Sept. 9.


Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post

DALLAS TWP. — The Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce celebrated all things Caribbean at is Back to Paradise cultural event held Friday, Sept. 9.

The event attracted over 300 guests to the Irem Country Club Pavilion in Dallas Township for a dinner, drinks, music provided by Jimmy and the Parrots, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, and a raffle.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund.

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (R-Wilkes-Barre) was honored for his contributions to local music during the event.

Rich and Katy Pokritka for Forty Fort demonstrate their comical side by posing for a photograph using a cardboard cutout at the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce Back to Paradise cultural event Sept. 9.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_DP-09182016-BMT-Carribean-night-5.jpgRich and Katy Pokritka for Forty Fort demonstrate their comical side by posing for a photograph using a cardboard cutout at the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce Back to Paradise cultural event Sept. 9. Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski holds a photographic exhibit of his locally famous “Starfire” band from the 1960s and 1970s during the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce’s Back to Paradise cultural event held Sept. 9 at the Irem Country Club.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_DP-09182016-BMT-Carribean-night-1.jpgState Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski holds a photographic exhibit of his locally famous “Starfire” band from the 1960s and 1970s during the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce’s Back to Paradise cultural event held Sept. 9 at the Irem Country Club. Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post

Under the stars, a Caribbean vibe created by the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce Cultural Committee entertains over 300 guests Sept. 9. Shown, from left, Cynthia Mitchell, Patrick Cleary, Jeff DeAngelo and McKensie Curnow at Irem Country Club in Dallas.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_DP-09182016-BMT-Carribean-night-2.jpgUnder the stars, a Caribbean vibe created by the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce Cultural Committee entertains over 300 guests Sept. 9. Shown, from left, Cynthia Mitchell, Patrick Cleary, Jeff DeAngelo and McKensie Curnow at Irem Country Club in Dallas. Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post

Cheryl Humphreys of Dallas, left, and her friend Mary Rittenhouse of Plymouth pose for portraits at the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce Back to Paradise cultural event at Irem Country Club in Dallas.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_DP-09182016-BMT-Carribean-night-3.jpgCheryl Humphreys of Dallas, left, and her friend Mary Rittenhouse of Plymouth pose for portraits at the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce Back to Paradise cultural event at Irem Country Club in Dallas. Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post

Jimmy and the Parrots, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, provide a tropical rhythm to the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce’s Back to Paradise cultural event at the Irem Country Club pavilion Sept. 9.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_DP-09182016-BMT-Carribean-night-4.jpgJimmy and the Parrots, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, provide a tropical rhythm to the Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce’s Back to Paradise cultural event at the Irem Country Club pavilion Sept. 9. Charlotte Bartizek | For Dallas Post
Over 300 attend Chamber of Commerce Cultural event

By Eileen Godin

egodin@timesleader.com

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

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