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.

Damian The Magician Dazzles Students at Dunmore Elementary


The Dunmore Lions Club held its annual benefit show featuring “The Magic of Damian,” Pennsylvania’s foremost magician, at the Dunmore Elementary Center with over 800 students in attendance.

This marks the 27th consecutive year the Lions have featured Damian at Dunmore elementary schools, including St. Mary’s Parochial School. All proceeds will be utilized for scholarships to help defray college expenses for Holy Cross and Dunmore High Schools students.

Pictured from left with elementary students are: Matthew Quinn, DEC principal; Richard Green, Lions Club vice president; Jim Aita, DLC president; Sam Sebastianelli, DLC event chairman, and Michelle Kokindo, DEC vice principal.