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Commissioners Honor Christopher Rotell-Tierney

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a Certificate of Recognition to Christopher Rotell-Tierney, inside right, who was one of the winners in the 2014 Armed Forces Design and Essay Contest. Christopher was the first grade winner in the drawing portion of the competition.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Mr. Rotell-Tierney and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Scranton Kiwanis Club Recognized For “Good Works”

The multitude of “Good Works” done in the community by The Kiwanis Club of Scranton was recognized by the Lackawanna County Commissioners. The Kiwanis Club has been a staple in the area for 97 years. The organization awards two $1,500 scholarships each year to help high school seniors to attend a Lackawanna County college or university. Kiwanis also provides manpower at the functions of many local non-profits, such as St. Joseph’s Festival, St. Francis Kitchen, and the YMCA, to name a few. The club also sponsors an annual Community Salute to raise funds for organizations and individuals needing assistance.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Mary Anne Maloney-Evans, Kiwanis Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Division 15; Dominick Gianuzzi, Scranton Kiwanis Member; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Armed Forces Essay & Drawing Contests

Winners of the Armed Forces Drawing & Essay Contests were recognized by the Lackawanna County Commissioners. The contest was open to area school districts for children in kindergarten through the 12th grade. Drawings were created by youngsters in kindergarten through second grade, while poems or essays dealing with an appreciation of America’s veterans and a discussion with America’s founding fathers were done by students in grades three to eight and nine to 12, respectively.

Front, l-r, Matthew Nichols, Sarah Wolfe, Cadie Lewis and Adrianna Hoover. Back row, l-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Michael Minick, Kate DeFrancesco, Maddie Loftus, Mariah Mancuso, Emma Connolly, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.