Monday, February 25, 2013

Greater Pittston YMCA Dedications
Date: 12/2/2012 Album ID: 1575502
Photos by Tony Callaio
YMCA CEO Craig Lukatch addresses the audience prior to the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Y.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Cutting the ribbon to open the new lobby/front desk is, left to right: Mike Sowinski, incoming YMCA board president; Lukatch; Tina Fisher, outgoing YMCA board president; Brian Fallon, YMCA property manager.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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The new daycare room was dedicated in the name of the late Eugene R. DeMinico, II. Shown in the photo are Athena, the police dog, sponsored by Dr. DeMinico, and her handler, Ed Sulima. Standing, left to right: Dr. Gene DeMinico, Debbie DeMinico, Craig Lukatch, Hughestown Chief of Police, Steve Golya.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Getting first crack at the new daycare room is Geno Pugliese, 4, grandson of Dr. Gene and Debbie DeMinico. Geno's parents are: Marina and Shawn Pugliese.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Also getting in the act in the daycare room is two-year old Shawna Pugliese.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Taking part in the dedicating the gym to the Weinbergs is, left to right: Atty. Joseph Burke, board trustee; Tina Fisher, outgoing board president, and Craig Lukatch, YMCA CEO. Burke was the liason between the YMCA and the Weinbergs in getting the gym named.   TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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The new Weinberg gym was in the process of being utilized with a friendly game of basketball.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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