Sand Springs ‘Celebrations’ Perfect Venue For Your Special Occasions
By ANDREA O’NEILL
Correspondent
ELEGANT SEATING is provided for the bridal and her party in the bridal room prior to the start of her reception at ‘Celebrations’
‘CELEBRATIONS’ RIBBON CUTTING-Sand Springs new addition to the current clubhouse, ‘Celebrations’ held a Ribbon Cutting and mixer on March 26. Shown, front from left: Donna Palermo, president, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce; Joe Yannuzzi, mayor, City of Hazleton; Charles Tuskes, owner Sand Springs; Michael Tuskes, owner, Sand Springs; Johnny Shema, general manager, Sand Springs; and Tara Toohill, PA State Representative. Back: Ransom Young, supervisor, Butler Twp.; Maryanne Petrilla, manager, Butler Twp.; Charles Altmiller, supervisor, Butler Twp; and Rick Krasley, vice president, Sand Springs.
A LUXURIOUS SEATING AREA provides a peaceful setting for the bride and her party.
A MASSIVE STONE FIREPLACE lights up the Ballroom on an elegant windowed wall along with a breathtaking 19-foot cathedral ceiling above the dance floor at Sand Springs new expansion, ‘Celebrations’.

Sand Springs has a whole new way to enjoy your latest celebration. “Celebrations at Sand Springs” is the newest 5500 square foot addition to the current clubhouse and can be reserved for weddings, banquets, Bah-Mitzvahs, Sweet 16 parties, or any other event that one would want to celebrate. The new addition features a cathedral ceiling, windows overlooking the 1st hole, a cozy fire place, a bridal room, and enough seating for 300 people.

According to General Manager John Shema, the tent facility that was currently being used was great, but unavailable in the winter months. The addition of Celebrations allows the Sand Springs facility, which is located at 10 Clubhouse Drive in Drums, to be a year round operation. The $1.3 million dollar expansion began in October 2012 and was completed on March 28 of this year.

Immediately following a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 26, a mixer was held at celebrations with over 100 invited guests of the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and Sand Springs.

Although the new building can be used for most any type of party, weddings seem to be a natural fit for the bright, spacious room. Couples can have their ceremony on the beautiful patio area, allowing them a separate area for the ceremony. They also have the use of golf carts and the course itself for pictures, and the bridal room can be used for hors de’oeuvres and cocktails for the bridal party between the photo sessions and their introductions. The menu is tailored to what the couple chooses and can range anywhere from Chicken Francais to surf and turf with a five hour bar package. The facility has a preferred vendor list for anything the couple needs.

“We can supply linens, fountains, anything the couple wants,” said Shema. “We are a ‘one stop shop’ for their wedding planning. We can customize anything they want.”

Contrary to popular belief, Sand Springs is no longer a private course. Anyone considering the facility can tour everything that Sand Springs has to offer, including a food tasting and a consultation with a wedding coordinator. The restaurant dining room seats 75 people, the Epernay room is ideal for business meetings with room for 45 people, the outdoor tent can accommodate 200 people, and the relatively new pavilion is ideal for birthday parties. It really is all about whatever kind of party you are looking to throw.

Sand Springs still has some dates available for 2013 and is now booking dates for 2014.

Anyone interested can call Johnny at 233-8506.