Lackawanna County To Light Courthouse Tree On November 30

The official lighting of the Lackawanna County Christmas tree will be held on Thursday, November 30, at 6 PM at the flag plaza on North Washington Avenue.

The festive event will offer refreshments, carols, and a lot of holiday fun.

According to the Lackawanna County Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerry Notarianni and Laureen A. Cummings, the ceremony will commence at 6 PM with Christmas carols sung by The Catholic Choral Society, followed by brief remarks by the Commissioners and their family members.

At approximately 6:15 PM, the County tree will be lit, adding to the glow of the holiday season.

The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National and LaFesta Italiana of Lackawanna County are donating the refreshments for the ceremony and their members will be serving the hot chocolate and cookies.

Arts On The Square Organizers

Organizers of Arts On The Square finalize arrangements for the July 29 event. Courthouse Square will be turned into an arts, crafts, music and theatrical hub with 120 vendors/artists participating. Art items, food and literature will be available for sale from noon to 8 PM.

L-r, Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Chrissy Manuel, ScrantonMade Partner and Blog Editor; Cristin Powers, ScrantonMade; and Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

Missing Children’s Day Event Set For May 25

A special program will be conducted on Thursday, May 25, at 5 PM on the Spruce Street side of Courthouse Square near the Michelle Jolene Lakey kiosk to mark National Missing Children’s Day.  Several law enforcement personnel and family members will offer remarks.

Participants involved in planning the event are, l-r, Lt. Peter Gutowki, Trooper P.J. McGurrin, Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Trooper Mark Keyes, and Lackawanna County Judge Thomas Munley.