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Robert Durkin Recognized For United Nations Day Service

Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz, right, presents a proclamation to Robert F. Durkin, President of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, for his service as Chairman of the United Nations Day celebration. The UN was established 69 years ago and annually Northeastern Pennsylvania officials gather to recognize the organization’s commitment to building world peace and social equality and preserving the sanctity of human rights.

The “Good Works” Of The Pennsylvania State Troopers Wives Foundation

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” Certificate to the Committee To Form The Pennsylvania State Troopers Wives Foundation for its outstanding efforts on behalf of the victims of the Blooming Grove ambush. The group, which began with nine trooper wives, has sold approximately 30,000 shirts and raised over $30,000 in on-line donations to help the Dickson and Douglass families. The group is selling t-shirts, wristbands and decals.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Danielle Petros, Lauren Keyes, Tabitha Lopresto, Lisa Kimes, Amy Lamm, Janet Brown, Lindsey Holland and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

The “Good Works” Of SCOLA Help Adults To Read

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized the efforts of the Scranton Council of Literacy Advance (SCOLA) for helping adults learn to read with a “Good Works” certificate. For over 30 years, SCOLA and its volunteer tutors have provided one-on-one and small group instruction to adult non-readers from 36 different countries who now reside in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The instructions deal with basic reading, writing, and life skills. In April 2011, SCOLA merged with United Neighborhood Centers.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Lisa Durkin, Chief Operating Officer of United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Laurie Thorn, SCOLA volunteer; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.