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County Fishing Derby

The Lackawanna County Commissioners and the parks & recreation department finalize plans for the 25th annual fishing derby at McDade Park on Saturday, May 6. The event is limited to the first 250 children and costs $5 to register. There are two tiers of fishing times – 11 am to 12:45 pm for kids 4 – 8 years old; and 1:15 pm – 3 pm for those 9 – 12. Call the park office for details (570) 963-6764.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, John DeNunzio, former parks & recreation staff member; Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley; and William Davis, deputy director for the parks & recreation department, with his son, Will.

Merli-Sarnoski Fishing Derby Winners

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and members of the Parks & Recreation staff presented trophies to the winners in the 4 – 8 age category at the 24th annual fishing derby held in late September at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Greenfield Township. Over 50 children participated in the event.

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Front row, l-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Maria Loiacono, first place and first to limit caught; Jayce Griffin, second place; Mason Griffin, third place; Mark Santarelli, fourth place; Noah Smith, first fish caught and fifth place; and William Davis, Deputy Director of the County’s Parks & Recreation Department. Back, l-r, John Ghilardi and Skip Horan, Parks & Recreation staff.

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Parks & Recreation staff members participated in the presentation of trophies to the winners in the 9 – 12 age category at the 24th annual fishing derby held recently at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Greenfield Township. Over 50 children participated in the event.

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Front, l-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Adam Riggi-Cusick, first place; Audrey Yuhas, second place; Noah Kilmer, third place and first to limit caught; Gracie Ealo, fourth place and first fish caught; B.J. Ealo, fifth place; and William Davis, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation. Back, l-r, John Ghilardi and Skip Horan, Parks & Recreation staff.