Columbus Day Activities on Courthouse Square

Lackawanna County Italian organizations attending the 10th annual Italian flag raising at Courthouse Square are from left: Carlo Pisa, St. Rocco’s Parish; Chris Chermak, Lackawanna County Commissioner; Alfredo Pisa, president, San Cataldo Club of Dunmore; Lou Febbo, president, Gloria Lodge, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy Association; Stephanie Longo, Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO); Joe Macciocco, president, Lackawanna County Columbus Day Association and Victor Alfieri Society; Joanna Reviello, Old Forge Felittise Association; John Basalyga, this year’s Columbus Day Association “Man of the Year”; Terri Pettinato, District Governor PA II UNICO National; Mary Ann Coviello, president, Keystone Chapter UNICO National; Mark McDade, Italian American One Voice Coalition (IAOVC); past UNICO National President Glenn Pettinato, of Carbondale Chapter UNICO; Dr. Peter Pettinato, UNICO National Executive Vice-President; and Charles Spano, Scranton Chapter UNICO National.

Keystone Chapter UNICO National members in attendance at the annual Italian flag raising in commemoration of Columbus Day and October as Italian Heritage and Culture Month included, from left: Bob Tagert, Jim and Mary Mack, Sylvia Tagert, Ann Summa, Frank Coviello, Val Riggi, President Mary Ann Coviello, Tom Carlucci, Cathy Gerard, Mary Lou Karliak, Mary Rinaldi, Mark McDade, Cathy Bianchi, Marilyn Vitali, Lackawanna County Commissioner Chris Chermak and Michele McDade. The event was initiated by Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO in 2012 in cooperation with the Lackawanna County Commissioners.

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