Family Fun Day Parks

Commissioners & Local Officials Cut Ribbon At Aylesworth Park

The Lackawanna County Commissioners and officials from Archbald, Jermyn and Mayfield Boroughs cut the ribbon at Aylesworth Park, marking the completion of the facility’s $1.2 million upgrade and expansion. The project involved the construction of an office and pavilion, a soccer field, a lake trail, a volleyball court, a boundless playground, an access road, and a parking lot.

L-r, John Shnipes, Archbald Borough; William Davis, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; Mayor Al Chelik, Mayfield Borough; Don Mosley, Mayfield Council; Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien; Commissioner Jim Wansacz; Mayor Shirley Barrett, Archbald Borough; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley; Katie Hosie, President of Jermyn Council; Joann Wilson, Jermyn Council; Joe Simon, Archbald Council; Carol Davis; Maria Tomassoni, Archbald Council; and Dave Valvano, Chief of Staff for State Representative Frank Farina.

Commissioners’ Bocce Tournament Set For June 7

The Lackawanna County Commissioners gather with organizers of this year’s 23rd annual Commissioners’ Bocce Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 9 AM to 7 PM at McDade Park, Scranton. The event will feature 24 teams with over 96 players in men’s, women’s and mixed teams categories. The tourney is being dedicated to the late Alyn Scheatzle of Schiff’s, who was a player and organizer. For information, contact John Rettura at (570) 961-2335 or the McDade Park Office at (570) 963-6764.

Front row, l-r, Mary DePalma, Sam Taffera, Joe Coviello, Nick DePietro, Silvio Mele and Sarah Evans, tournament organizers; Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, William Davis, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley. Back row, Commissioner Jim Wansacz; Charles Chick Thomas, tournament organizer; Bobbie Bailey, Parks & Recreation Supervisor; and Margret Rettura, Anthony Rettura, Jerry Kelly, Jack Stets, Eddie Capp and Elizabeth Kosarev, tournament organizers.