La Festa Celebrates 40th Anniversary
La Festa Italiana is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The end-of-Summer festival attracts over 100,000 guests, who are afforded the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, Italian food, specialty pastries, various activities and novelty shopping. The event has expanded to four days, opening on Friday for the very first time. The Lackawanna County Commissioners marked the organization’s milestone with a “Good Works” certificate. ..
“Good Works” By Area Volunteers For Veterans
A group of area volunteers provided significant assistance to the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office the past four years for Memorial Day by placing flag holders and flags at the graves of over 10,000 soldiers at The Cathedral Cemetery. The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented the group with “Good Works” certificates for its efforts.
Izzy’s Sweet “Good Works”
Isabella DeFlice, center, accepts a “Good Works” certificate from the Lackawanna County Commissioners for her “Izzy’s Sweets Bake Sale” program. Ms. DeFlice created the organization as a way to give back to the community for the assistance she and her mother received when they needed help. Izzy, who bakes all of the treats for the events, donates the proceeds to “No Kid Hungry,” which is dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America....
Jeanne Hugenbruch Honored By The Commissioners
Jeanne Hugenbruch, center, Manager of the Dunmore Senior Center, received the 2015 Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Nutrition for Older Pennsylvanians from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. She was recognized for her innovation in planning nutritionally balanced meals for the older adults who utilize the Dunmore Senior Center. The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Ms. Hugenbruch a Certificate of Recognition for her dedication to our community’s elderly...
Commissioners Honor Valley View Athlete
The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a Certificate of Recognition to Ryan Wilkes, center, from Valley View High School. Mr. Wilkes won gold in the pole vault with a height of 15 feet 6 inches...
Commissioners Honor Lakeland High School Athletes
The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Certificates of Recognition to four track and field athletes from Lakeland High School. The quartet of runners from Lakeland captured a gold medal in the 1600 meter relay...
“Good Works” Of St. Cats & Dogs, Inc.
Joanne Davis, inside right, founder of St. Cats & Dogs, accepts a “Good Works” certificate from the Lackawanna County Commissioners for her efforts in caring for feral and free-roaming cats and dogs. The organization’s goal is to increase public awareness of this issue by educating the community on the necessity and benefits of trapping, neutering and returning pets, especially cats, that run stray. The group provides secure and safe temporary housing and assistance for these animals at the Nay Aug Park Zoo before they are released back at the spot they were found...