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.

Columbus Day Coloring Contest Winners Named

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO National recently announced the winners from the ninth 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.

ABOVE: DEC winners are, first row from left: James Mack, Keystone UNICO Coloring Contest chairman; Mary Ann Coviello, Keystone Unico president, and Frank Coviello, Keystone UNICO board president. 

Second row: Maggie O’Malley, Mrs. Gavalla, Sophia Skeba and Miss Lipski. 

Third row: Mrs. Kokindo, assistant principal; Liam Harrington, Miss Corbett, Aiden Borchardt, and Mrs. Amendolaro. 

Fourth row: Mark McDade, Keystone Chapter charter president, Brady Schulte, Mrs. Walsh and Mr. Quinn, principal. 

Absent from photo was second grade teacher Mrs. Cordaro.

ABOVE: Pictured with the winner from Saint Mary’s Parochial School are front row from left: Frank Coviello, Keystone Chapter board chairman; Mary Ann Coviello, Keystone Chapter president; Emily Coleman, contest winner, and Kaitlyn Lacey, second grade teacher.  Second row, smae order: Mark McDade, Keystone UNICO charter president, and James Mack, Keystone UNICO Coloring Contest chairman.

Lion Club Distributes PPE to Elementary Students

After 27 years of providing a magic show for the students of Dunmore and Saint Mary’s Elementary Centers, the Dunmore Lions Club had to cancel this year due to the COVID pandemic.

In lieu of this event, club members and school administrators discussed alternatives and came up with a creative idea to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) and Halloween candy and snacks to each student and teacher.

Bottom row, from left are: Emily Coleman, Sofia Newman and Jack Davis. Second row: Maxon Art and Mathew Mursch. Top row: Mary Elizabeth Shattin, St. Mary’s principal;  DLC Event Chairman, Sam Sebastianelli Sr., DLC event chairman; Jim Aita, DLC president; Leo Wentline, DLC member,  and Renee Iezzi, school nurse.