Monday, February 25, 2013

Jean Yates Award Dinner
Date: 4/18/2013 Album ID: 1641010
Photos by Bill Tarutis
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Pittston Library Honors Sunday Dispatch Editor Ed Ackerman
Gloria Blandina, center, chats with guests at the Jean Yates Award Dinner sponsored by the Pittston Memorial Library at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Center in Pittston on Wednesday night.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Paul Kern snaps a photo of Inge Markarian, the Rev. Dr.John Markarian, Greta Ackerman, and Ed Ackerman at the Jean Yates Award Dinner.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Times Leader President/CEO Prashant Shitut, left, and Vice-President/Executive Editor Joe Butkiewicz attend the Jean Yates Award Dinner honoring Sunday Dispatch Editor Ed Ackerman.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Luzerne County Community College President Thomas Leary, right, and Michael Lombardo attend the Jean Yates Award Dinner honoring Sunday Dispatch Editor and LCCC Professor Ed Ackerman.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Centerpieces incorporating issues of the Sunday Dispatch adorn the tables at the Jean Yates Award Dinner honoring Sunday Dispatch Editor Ed Ackerman.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Jean Yates' great niece Dana Keller, left, and niece Ann Keller get a beverage at the bar before dinner.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Rosemarie Butera, left, presents a framed poem that she stitched to Ed Ackerman titled That Man Is a Success.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Eric Sperazza provides musical entertainment during the cocktail hour at the Jean Yates Award Dinner.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Honoree Ed Ackerman, right, greets long-time friends Inge Markarian, left, and the Rev. Dr.John Markarian.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Pittston Memorial Library Board President Barbara Quinn welcomes everyone to the Yates Dinner.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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St. Joseph Marello Parish Pastor Rev. Joseph Sibilano, left, offers a funny story before Invocation as Ed and Mary Kay Ackerman listen.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Dana Keller, great niece of Jean Yates, offers a few words.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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A very happy Ed Ackerman with daughter Greta who flew in from Los Angeles for the Jean Yates Award Dinner.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Jean Yates Award winner Ed Ackerman gets a hug from presenter Barbara Quinn, president of the Pittston Memorial Library Board of Trustees.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Pittston Memorial Library Vice President Kelly Carroll, left, and President Barbara Quinn, right, present Ed Ackerman with the Jean Yates Award.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Ed and Mary Kay Ackerman react to a comment during the Jean Yates Award Dinner.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Friends of the Library President Maria Capolarella Montante 'reprimands' Jean Yates Award winner Ed Ackerman.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Msgr. John Bendik sings the Benediction at the conclusion of the Jean Yates Award Dinner as honoree Ed Ackerman listens.  BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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