Terry & Gina Cellurale met when Gina applied for a job at Terry’s hair salon. They went out on a date and the rest, as they say, was history. After a whirlwind romance they were married, and on June 27, 1992 Terry and Gina Cellurale added their story to a long list of couples whose wedding reception was at the Jewish Community Center. On that day they never imagined that 27 years later their lives would be entwined with the Jewish Community Center again, not as those attending a wedding reception or other event but, as the people who would purchase, update and run the event center for others to enjoy. For a couple who has always loved celebrating with family and friends and with Uniontown and surrounding areas, a wedding & event center seemed like a natural choice.
The Former Jewish Community Center will become ‘The Estate’, in a nod to its former purpose as the home of Ellsworth and Elizabeth Hess. The Cellurales intend to remodel the estate and the attached hall while staying true to what the Hess family built in 1902. They plan to restore the mansion to its former glory and will be able to hold smaller receptions and parties there in a more intimate setting. The reception hall and stage will also be refinished and will be able to accommodate up to 350 guests.
Before the restoration starts in earnest, the Cellurales decided it would be fun to begin their new adventure with a haunted house. There is no better 'haunt' at this location than that of a haunted wedding! 'The Ghostly Mansion' story is about the real life Ellsworth and Elizabeth and will mix both fact and fiction throughout your haunted experience. The Ghostly Mansion will truly terrify but it won't be just a blood and gore haunt. The Cellurales chose to create an unnerving experience in the vein of the famed Hollywood director, Alfred Hitchcock. This scare attraction will be a 'psychological thriller'. Terry and Gina invite you join them this fall as their guests at 'A Wedding to Die for'!