Stagecoach with horses spotted in downtown
WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) -- Some drivers spotted an unusual sight as a horse-drawn wagon rode through the streets of downtown Wilkes-Barre.
It happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on S. River Street. The wagon had a police escort as it turned onto S. Franklin Street. It was heading to the Westmoreland Club.
It turns out it was driving from the Kingston Armory to bring people to the Heart Ball, since Wells Fargo Bank is a sponsor for the event.
The stagecoach is the familiar symbol of Wells Fargo. One of the riders was the evening's honoree, Commonwealth Health CEO Cornelio Catena.
"I had the privilege of doing it a couple years ago, but Dr. Coslett and his wife Kathy -- Dr. Coslett's our chair -- hasn't done this before, so it was a nice experience for him and of course, Mr. Collins does this regularly," says Commonwealth Health CEO Cornelio Catena, referring to bank official Greg Collins.
Hundreds dressed up for tonight's gala benefiting the American Heart Association. Organizers say they raised a record amount of about $180,000 at the event.