Dunmore Police “Cram the Cruiser” to Help Youngsters in Need

Cram the cruiserThe Dunmore Police Department will team up with the local community in an attempt to provide toys to local children for the holiday season. The “Cram the Cruiser” toy drive kicked off Nov. 11 and will run through Dec. 16 at a community holiday party hosted by the department.

Individuals interested in participating in the toy drive may drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the Dunmore Police Station, any Fidelity Bank location, or at the holiday party.

The goal of this event is to promote both Law Enforcement and Community involvement in combating crime. The purpose is to build community spirit and inform citizens of assistance available to them by law enforcement. It is the involvement and continued support of the members of our community that make the streets of Dunmore a safer place for us to live and raise our families.

The holiday party will take place on Dec. 16 at Dunmore High School and will include various activities for the entire family including live music by DJ Ten Four, professional photographs with Santa and his elves by Storyteller Photography, face painting, balloon artist, children’s crafts, refreshments, and more. All proceeds collected at the event will be used to purchase new toys for children in our local community.

Dunmore Police Officer Thomas Richardson states, “We continue to do events like this to develop a bond between our department and our community. These events allow community members to meet and talk to officers as well as to work towards a common goal of keeping Dunmore a safe place to live and work.”

Learn more about the toy drive or holiday party on Facebook at Dunmore Police National Night Out.

St. Mary’s Wins “Trim a Tree” Challenge

St. Mary's prize

Erin Paciotti, right, of St. Mary’s accepts a plaque and prize from Wayne Hiller, the Lackawanna County Trolley Museum and Facilities Manager, for the school’s third place finish in the Electric City Trolley Museum’s “Trim A Tree” Challenge.

Students from area districts were involved in the decorating competition.  The Christmas trees were displayed over the holidays at the museum where visitors judged and voted for their favorite one.


PennDOT Spreads Christmas Joy with Annual Wish Program

PennDOT holiday wish

PennDOT Employees of District 4, Dunmore, conducted their Annual Christmas Holiday Wish Program. This year, employees  delivered  65  Christmas gifts for preschool students ages 3-5 from the Head Start Program in Lackawanna County.

The funds were raised by the generosity of PennDOT employees in District 4.

Shown seated in the front row, from left: Marsha Boland and Dawn Foley. Standing, same order: Joseph Cerra, Christopher Rood, John Pivovarnik,  Charles Davis, Lonie Shalkowski, Thomas Capitano and Jennifer Borino.