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The Lackawanna County Commissioners rededicated the pond at Covington Park once again to the DeSandis family, the original owner. The property had a cabin and pavilion, and Uncle Peter DeSandis hosted a variety of parties and events there. It was also used as a hunting and fishing destination. The County purchased the land in the late 1980s and transformed it into Covington Park.
L-r, Mark Dougher, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; Peggy DeSandis Burke, Lillian DeSandis, Peter DeSandis, Karen DeSandis, Shirley DeSandis, Carol DeSandis Tucker, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.