Among 25 projects focusing on social service, youth, public safety, veterans, and outdoor improvements which were approved for funding by the Lackawanna County Commissioners through their Community Re-Invest Program is one by the Friends of the Bucks.
The money will help erect a tribute statue to retired football coach Jack Henzes at Dunmore High School. The CRP Program will contribute $5,000 to the total project cost of $40,000.
The Community Re-Invest Program public-private partnership investment for 2019 is $2,475,789.
The program was established in July of 2013. It represents the “last mile” funding to help bring the initiatives to fruition. The overall public-private investment since its inception is $8,169,139.
Other projects that were approved during this round of funding include: Ronald McDonald House, Bhutanese Cultural Foundation, E.B. Jermyn Lodge #2, Scranton; Tripp Park Miss-E League; Weston Park Teener League, Mayfield Borough municipal building renovations and emergency services center roof repair; Shopa-Davey VFW Post 6082, Peckville; Veterans Home Association, Jefferson Township; Friendship House, Women’s Resource Center; Archbald Borough for replacement of playground play structure.
Also, Scott Baseball Association; Blakely Borough for radio equipment, planters and security cameras; Waverly Community Center; United Community Outreach Food Pantry, Peckville; One Hot Meal, Scranton; Whitmore Hose Company, Mayfield; Marine Corps League, Lackawanna Historical Society, Lackawanna River Conservation Association; Throop Hose Company #1, and St. Ubaldo Society.