Lackawanna County 4-H’ers Place At Regional Fashion Revue

Ten Lackawanna County 4-H textile science members from the Glenburn Sewing Club competed in the regional 4-H fashion revue in Mehoopany. Those members were: Jordan Columbo, Kate Lloyd, Emily McCabe, Ava Ramsey and Kaelee Whipple, South Abington Township; and Hannah Conahan, Kathleen McMahon, Alanna Mecca, Marikay VanFleet, and Lily Whetsell, Clarks Summit.

Nearly fifty members from Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Bradford, Sullivan, Tioga and Wyoming Counties had their garments judged for appearance, fit, design, and fashion and construction techniques. In addition, participants attended workshops on modeling, creating a wool craft, and making a paracord bracelet.

The day concluded with a fashion show and awards presentation. To Lackawanna County members received recognition for their outstanding work. Kaelee Whipple was the winner in the junior wearable year 3 division. In addition, Hannah Conahan was the winner in the senior wearable division.

By placing in the senior division, Ms. Conahan will represent the region at the State fashion revue at the Penn State University main campus on July 29. She will compete against 4-H’ers from across the state for the top 12 places.

The 4-H textile science program, sponsored by the Penn State Extension, teaches youth, ages eight to 18, clothing construction skills and increases their self-esteem, poise and confidence.

To learn more about the 4-H program or to volunteer as an adult leader, call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842.

4-H Club Members Participate In Regional Fashion Revue
The ten Lackawanna County 4-H members who participated in the regional 4-H Fashion Revue in Mehoopany included, front row, l-r, Ava Ramsey, Jordan Columbo, Emily McCabe, Kate Lloyd, Lily Whetsell, and Kaelee Whipple. Back row, l-r, Kathleen McMahon, Hannah Conahan, Alanna Mecca, and Marikay VanFleet

June 2014 PSU Plow & Hearth Event

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are holding a Summer open house hosted by Plow & Hearth at the Shoppes at Montage, 2111 Shoppes Boulevard, Moosic on Saturday,    June 28, from Noon to 3 PM.

There will be plenty of free publications available along with the opportunity to speak with the master gardeners and other experts.

The subjects discussed at the program include:

  • Tree Care
  • Backyard fruit
  • Container Gardening
  • Pollinator friendly gardening
  • Landscaping with native plants

You will also learn all about composting from Barbara Giovagnoli of the Lackawanna County Office of Environmental Sustainability.  There will be special children’s activities sponsored by Lackawanna County 4-H.

For more information, please call the Extension Office at 570-963-6842 or email:


Celebrating 100 Years Of Service To Lackawanna County Residents

The Lackawanna County Penn State Extension will celebrate 100 years of service to county residents and will present the 2014 Thomas B. Jurchak Award to Hilda Lewis for her 50 years of volunteer service to youth as a 4-H leader at its 2014 annual meeting, which will be held on Saturday, June 7, from   9 AM – 11 AM at the Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road, Clarks Summit, PA.

The Thomas B. Jurchak Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution for advancing the Extension’s goals of education in agriculture, family living, youth, and community development. Mr. Jurchak was the County’s Extension Director for 38 years.

The cost of the program is $5 per person. Registration is required and the deadline is Monday, June 2.  Healthy snacks will be served, using approved Penn State program recipes. At the conclusion of the meeting, tours of the Community Garden will be offered along with Penn State Extension program displays.

For questions or to register contact the Penn State Extension office in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842.

Penn State Cooperative Extension in Lackawanna County is an educational network that gives local residents easy access to the resources and expertise of the Pennsylvania State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, cooperative extension educators deliver unbiased, research-based information to Lackawanna County citizens.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about access, please contact Terry Schettini at 570-963-6842.