Airport Board Honors Leo Vergnetti

Members of the bi-county Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport Board present a proclamation to Leo Vergnetti in recognition of his retirement after 44 years of service to countless visitors and residents who utilized the facility. Leo purchased the airport coffee shop in 1972 and went through several name and format changes and airport renovations. A community activist, Leo has been recognized by multiple organizations for his stellar service and commitment to others.

L-r, Carl Beardsley, Airport Executive Director; C. David Pedri, Luzerne County Airport Director; Leo Vergnetti, Patrick M. O’Malley, Lackawanna County Airport Director; Rick Williams, Luzerne County Airport Director; Laureen A. Cummings, Lackawanna County Airport Director; Tim McGinley, Luzerne County Airport Director; and Jerry Notarianni Lackawanna County Airport Director.

Field Of Dreams Aids Howerton Memorial Fund

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a $500 check to representatives from the Bill Howerton Memorial Fund, which represents a portion of the proceeds from the recent Field of Dreams Game. Bill Howerton was a long-time area baseball coach who passed away from cancer. A memorial fund was created in his name for the purpose of awarding three annual scholarships and making over $25,000 in donations to the American Cancer Society.

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L-r, Brian Jardine, Howerton Fund; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Susan Estler, CDME, Executive Director, Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau; and Rick Notari, County Community Relations Coordinator.