County’s Annual Italian Flag Raising

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Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO was front and center for the annual Lackawanna County Italian Flag Raising.

This annual salute recognizes October as Italian Heritage and Culture Month as well as the Discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus. This event was initiated by Keystone UNICO in 2012 and carried out by the Lackawanna County Commissioners ever since.

Special thanks to Commissioner Pat O’Malley, who has attended every year. All Lackawanna County Italian Organizations are invited to attend and receive a proclamation of this event. About 12 organizations were represented this year.

Pictured are members and friends of the Keystone Chapter, including the Carbondale Chapter UNICO, Lackawanna County Bocce Association, Victor Alfieri Society and Dunmore’s San Cataldo Club.  

From left are Carmen Scrimalli, Cathy Gerard, Joe DeAntona, Mary DePalma, Jim Mack, Glenn Pettinato, Tom Carlucci, Terri Pettinato, Mark McDade, County Commissioner Pat O’Malley, Michele McDade, Frances Malinowski, Carol Scrimalli, Bob Tagert, Val Riggi, Guy DePalma, Marilyn Vitali, Sylvia Tagert, Mary Lou Karliak, Silvio Mele, Ann Summa, Danny Ricardo, Alfredo Pisa and Carlo Pisa.

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