Students Honored at Scholarship Award Dinner

Seated from left: Jim Aita, Lion president; Female Scholar /Athlete-Anna Talutto and Male Scholar/Athlete Cristian Buckey, and William Portanova, Penn State scholarship winner.

Standing, same order: Michael Perry, DHS assistant football coach; Justin Patchcoski, toastmaster;  Michael Colangelo, invocation, and Sam Sebastianelli Sr., treasurer.

Photo courtesy: Rich Banick Photography

The Dunmore Lions Club recently held its 40th annual Scholarship Award Dinner at La Buona Vita Restaurant, Dunmore. Honored with Penn State Scholarships were William Portanova of Dunmore High School and Rebecca Tone of Holy Cross High School. 

Also, honored with monetary gifts were Dunmore High School Male Scholar/Athlete Cristian Buckley and Female Scholar /Athlete Anna Talutto and Holy Cross High School Male Scholar/Athlete Tyler Mendicino and Female Scholar/Athlete Cristia Polizzi. 

Seated from left: Kandy Taylor, Holy Cross Dean of Students; Female Scholar/Athlete Cristia Polizzi; Male Scholar/Athlete Tyler Mendicino and Rebecca Tone, Penn State scholarship winner.

Standing, same order: Jim Aita, Lion president; Justin Patchcoski, toastmaster; Michael Colangelo, invocation, and Sam Sebastianelli Sr., treasurer.

Photo Courtesy: Rich Banick Photography

Remarks were made by Michael Perry, Dunmore High School’s assistant football coach, who is Cristian’s brother) and Kandy Taylor, Holy Cross High School‘s dean of students, who is Tyler’s aunt. Presentations of awards were made by Lion President Jim Aita and Lion Treasurer Sam Sebastianelli Sr. Lion Michael Colangelo offered invocation and Lion Justin Patchcoski served as toastmaster.  

Patchcoski congratulated all award recipients, “Not only for the great honor they are about to receive, but to be at such an exciting time in their life, adding, “it’s probably hard to see now, given the uncertainty of the past 15 months, but I promise you will all look back on this night and all the wonderful memories of your high school athletic and academic careers often and fondly.”. 

The Dunmore lions have been serving the community of Dunmore for over 69 years

Dunmore Lions Club Donates PPE to First Responders

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Pictured here, from left, are: Jim Aita, Dunmore Lions Club president; Sam Sebastianelli, DLC treasurer; Fireman John Maleski, Police Chief Sal Marchese, and Jim Colangelo, DLC secretary.

In these challenging times, the Dunmore Lions Club (DLC) has responded to the realities facing this community. Recently, the DLC distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Dunmore Police and Fire Departments, as well as the Dunmore Health Care Center. 

The items were purchased by the local District 14-H Council from a $10,000 grant issued to our District from the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). The LCIF has granted $3.5 million worldwide to provide immediate relief to communities severely impacted by the coronavirus (CO-VID-19) pandemic. This is a classic example of the LCIF giving back to local clubs and communities. 

The Dunmore Lions have also contributed monetarily to the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, Saint Joseph’s Center and Saint Francis Kitchen.

Lady Bucks Win 2020 Intraborough Girls Championship

Intraborough Lady Bucks

The Intraborough Girls Basketball Championship Game between Dunmore and Holy Cross High Schools was recently held at Dunmore High School.

This year the Dunmore Girls defeated the Holy Cross Girls by a score 49-23 and finished the regular season with one loss.

The game sponsored by the Dunmore Lions Club to help defray the cost of their College Scholarship Program is now in its 39th year.

Pictured are members of the Dunmore Lady Bucks team with members of the Dunmore Lions Club. Kneeling from left: Alexis Chapman, Elisa Delfino, Adriana Pacewicz, Nora Haggerty, Katherine Hopkins, and Molly Zimmer.

Standing, same order: Assistant Coach Mike O’Malley, Lion Mike Colangelo, Lion Leo Wentline Jr., Alexis Santariero, Assistant Coach Carrie Toomey, Sophia Mandarano, Lion Jim Colangelo, Coach Ben O’Brien, President Jim Aita, Ciera Toomey, Mia Blume, Moriah Murray, Anna Talutto, Cadie Lewis, Lion Rich Green, and Lion Angelo Martarano.

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Intraborough Lady Crusaders

Pictured are members of the Lady Crusaders basketball team and members of the Dunmore Lions Club. Kneeling from left: Cate McGovern, Kaitlyn Farrell, Emily Ferguson, Meghan McDonnell, Kaci Kranson, Rachael Hosie, Carsyn Cole, Kaitlyn Idhaw, and Guiliana Mazza.

Standing, same order: Lions Rich Green, Jim Colangelo, Angelo Martarano, Bob McCormack, with team members Ellie Williams, Molly White, Abby Lentowski, Erin McGee, Lauren Hegedus, Ashley Capone, Coach Barry Fitzgerald, DLC President Jim Aita, Morgan Quinn, Samera Burrier, Krista Carachilo, Julia Goetz, Caitlyn Bestrycki, Sarah Lyons, Ryan Geoffroy, Katie Purcell , Lions Leo Wentline Jr. and Mike Colangelo.