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“Good Works” By Area Volunteers For Veterans

A group of area volunteers provided significant assistance to the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office the past four years for Memorial Day by placing flag holders and flags at the graves of over 10,000 soldiers at The Cathedral Cemetery. The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented the group with “Good Works” certificates for its efforts.

Front row, l-r, Cole Henry, Mason McDonald and Mackenzie Thomas. Back row, l-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Anthony Kniolek, representing his son, Evan; George Acquino, Holly Acquino, Corey Thomas, Art Lescher, Holly Acquino, Commissioner Edward G. Staback, and Robert Tuffy, the County’s Director of Veterans Affairs.

Izzy’s Sweet “Good Works”

Isabella DeFlice, center, accepts a “Good Works” certificate from the Lackawanna County Commissioners for her “Izzy’s Sweets Bake Sale” program. Ms. DeFlice created the organization as a way to give back to the community for the assistance she and her mother received when they needed help. Izzy, who bakes all of the treats for the events, donates the proceeds to “No Kid Hungry,” which is dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.

L-r,Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Ms. DeFlice and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Abington Heights Boys Baseball Team Feted By The Commissioners

The Lackawanna County Commissioners awarded Certificates of Recognition to the Abington Heights boys baseball team and proclamations to both the coaching staff and school in recognition of the squad’s outstanding season.  The Comets run through the state playoffs was an experience of a lifetime.  The team claimed the Lackawanna League Division 1 Championship, District 2 Class AAA Championship and the PIAA AAA Eastern Championship.  The Comets finished with an 18-4 record.

Front, l-r, Coach Rich Moroski, Zach Campbell, Ryan Harvey, Eric Salerno, Jimmy Fayocavitz, Colin Huggler, and Tommy Rothenberger.  Back row, l-r, Quill, Coach Bill Zalewski, Anthony Duboski, Nick Carlini, Tim Graham, Zach Manasek, Peter Nolan, Sam Arnold, Matt McDonald, Tyler Ksiazek, Matt Hughes, Zach Karabin, Coach Tim Orue, Coach Justin Stevens, Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Champ. .