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Abington Little League Receives Major Community Re-Invest Funding From Commissioners

A check for $20,000 from the Lackawanna County Community Re-Invest Program was presented to Abington Little League officials by the Lackawanna County Commissioners for the new park/play area project. Two play sets, swings and benches were installed at the complex in Glenburn Township with new fencing to also be added soon. Since its inception, the Re-Invest program has funded 71 projects totaling $1,105,610, which have changed the face of numerous Lackawanna County communities.

L-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Ryan Mitvalsky, President of the Abington Little League; and Phil Medico, Vice President of the Abington Little League.

Commissioners Underwrite Dunmore War Memorial Project

A $14,000 Community Re-Invest check was presented to “Friends of the Forgotten” by the Lackawanna County Commissioners for the group’s renovation project at the Dunmore tank, South Blakely and Cherry Streets. The “Friends” will erect a Korean War Memorial, install eight new flag poles and a pedestrian-friendly surface and landscape the site. One of the goals of the Community Re-Invest Program is to rehabilitate and upgrade outdoor recreational facilities.

A $14,000 Community Re-Invest check was presented to “Friends of the Forgotten” by the Lackawanna County Commissioners for the group’s renovation project at the Dunmore tank, South Blakely and Cherry Streets. The “Friends” will erect a Korean War Memorial, install eight new flag poles and a pedestrian-friendly surface and landscape the site. One of the goals of the Community Re-Invest Program is to rehabilitate and upgrade outdoor recreational facilities.

Abington Senior Center Improvements Aided By Community Re-Invest Program

The Lackawanna County Commissioners awarded a total of $11,515 in Community Re-Invest funds to the Abington Senior Community Center to help defray a portion of its renovation project. The upgrades to the facility involved a walkway replacement, the purchase of new chairs, and the installation of new floor tiles. The goal of the Community Re-Invest initiative is to strengthen local neighborhoods by assisting them with funding for expansion or enhancement projects.

L-r, Adele Bianchi, Abington Senior Community Senior Center; George Kelly, the County’s Economic Development Director; Debbie Molinaro, Rose Ann Aveline, Mary O’Donnell and Stephen Hansen, Abington Senior Community Center; Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Commissioner Edward G. Staback and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.