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McDade Fishing Derby Winners Ages 4-9

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, back left, and Parks & Recreation staff members participate in the presentation of trophies to the winners in the 4 – 8 age category at the 27th annual fishing derby held recently at McDade Park. Over 250 people attended the event.

The winners include, front row, l-r, Cecilia Cravetts, first fish caught and first to the limit; Emma Hadden, second place; Liam Wheeler, third place; Sawyer Dunda, fifth place; and Kayla Zeleski, largest fish caught. Back row, Commissioner O’Malley, James Foley, Bob Noone, Norm Coupland, Richie DeStefano, Bob Semenza and Kenny White, Parks & Recreation staff; and Mark Dougher, the County’s Parks & Recreation Deputy Director.

McDade Fishing Derby Winners Ages 9-12

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and members of the Parks & Recreation staff presented trophies to the winners in the 9 – 12 age category at the 27th annual fishing derby held recently at McDade Park. Over 250 people attended the event.

Front row, l-r, Mason Kester, first fish caught and first to limit; Jayden Williams, second place; Olivia VanLuvender, fourth place; Greg Harvey, largest fish caught; Jimmy Noone, third place; Caleb Corey, fifth place. Back row, l-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Mark Dougher, the County’s Parks & Recreation’s Deputy Director; and Bob Noone, James Foley and Bob Semenza, Parks & Recreation staff.

Holocaust Remembered

Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, right, presented a proclamation to Esther Adelman at the recent Yom HaShoah Memorial Service at the Jewish Community Center, Scranton, recognizing the persecution and oppression inflicted upon people of Jewish descent during 1933 – 1945. Holocaust programs remind everyone to be vigilant of hate crimes and to reflect on the moral principles governments worldwide must uphold.

Visitors Center Opens New Offices

Curt Camoni, fourth from left, Executive Director of the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB), cuts the ribbon to mark the official opening of the agency’s new location as County, Bureau and Penn State Extension representatives look on. The agency moved from Montage Mountain to The Gateway on 135 Jefferson Avenue, downtown Scranton.

L-r, Alexa Peregrim, Sales Manager for the LCCCVB; Rebekah Smith, Digital Marketing Manager for the LCCVB; Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Mr. Camoni, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Fran Pantuso, County Chief of Staff and Bureau Board Chairman; Shannon Hartnett, Administrative Assistant for the LCCVB; Linda Stamboolian, Finance Manager for the LCCVB; Stephen Alessi, Client Relationship Manager at Penn State Extension; and Dave Messersmith, Business Operations Manager at Penn State Extension.