Damian the Magician Performs for DEC Students

The Dunmore Lions Club held its annual benefit show featuring “THE MAGIC OF DAMIAN,” Pennsylvania’s foremost magician. This year’s event was held at the Dunmore Elementary Center on Friday, Dec. 10.

This marks the 28th year the Lions have featured Damian’s magic to elementary students in Dunmore Elementary Schools, including Saint Mary’s Elementary Center. All proceeds will be utilized for scholarships to help defray college expenses for Dunmore and Holy Cross High Schools.

Pictured above with students are, from left: Lion Gino Tempesta, Lion Renee Iezzi, Damian the Magician, Principal Matthew Quin,n and Lion Sam Sebastianelli, event chairman. Students are Burke Harrison, Jake DeMuro, Annie Tripodi, Mariana Acosta, Abby Richardson, Saige Toole, Mackenzie Marshall, and Andre Frechen.

UNICO Announces Coloring Contest Winners

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO National recently announced the winners from the 10th annual Columbus Day Coloring Contest conducted for all students in the second-grade classes at the Dunmore Elementary Center and Saint Mary’s Parochial School. 

The student with the winning entry from each of the second grades received their artwork entry professionally framed and a $25 gift card to Wal-Mart. 

Pictured at Dunmore Elementary Center are, from left: James Mack, Keystone UNICO Coloring Contest chairman; Frank Coviello, Keystone UNICO board president; Mary Ann Coviello, Keystone UNICO Chapter president;  Mrs. Del Guercio and Sophia Mendoza of 2-5; Mrs. Cordaro and Cate Tripodi of 2-2;  Mrs. Walsh and Emma Grace Hessmiller of 2-3;  Mrs. Gavalla and Dharshith Jayganesh of 2-1; Mrs. Amendolaro and Caden Tierney of 2-4; Ms. Corbett, guidance counselor;  and Mr. Quinn, principal.    

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Pictured with the winner in the Annual Keystone UNICO Columbus Day Coloring Contest from Saint Mary’s Parochial School are from left: Jim Mack, Keystone UNICO Coloring Contest chairman;  Hannah Bowmaster, second grade teacher;  R. J. Moeller, contest winner;  Mary Ann Coviello, Keystone Chapter president; Frank Coviello, Keystone Chapter board chairman;  Maryelizabeth Shattin, principal; and Mark McDade, Keystone UNICO Charter president.    

Drive-Thru Elite Easter Bunny Hunt

For over 40 years the Dunmore Elite Easter Bunny Hunt was held on Holy Saturday at Saint Anthony’s Field and Playground. This year’s fete, due to COVID restrictions, was a drive-through event held at Dunmore Elementary Center.

The Bunny Hunt is sponsored by Dunmore Lions, Dunmore Rotary, and the Dunmore Police and Fire Departments.  Over 1,000 bags of Easter candy was distributed to the children of the community, as well as local nursing homes and veteran centers.

Pictured are organizing members of each volunteer group.

From left are: Rick Sabato, Rotary Club, Walter Howells, Fire Department, Peter Cottontail -Bunny Assistant, Mike Igoe-Police Department, and Jim Aita, Lions Club.