Lackawanna County Commissioners announces names of committee members designated to examine feasibility of a county fair


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Lackawanna County commissioners Laureen A. Cummings and Patrick M. OMalley unveil the names of the 13 committee members selected to examine the feasibility for establishing a county fair. The individuals represent a variety of backgrounds and experience and are from communities throughout the county. Initial planning meetings were set to begin in June.


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SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County Commissioners recently announced the names of the 13 people who were appointed to serve on the steering committee for establishing a county fair. The committee is charged with the development, organization and implementation of a fair, designed to be an economic, recreational and social engine for the county.

Those named to the steering committee include Corey Susz, former president of the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair; Atty. Armand Olivetti; Edward G. Staback, former state representative, former Hunting & Game Commission chairman and Lackawanna County Commissioner; Ronald Williams, former Pennsylvania northeast regional director of agriculture; Michael Taluto, safety press officer for PennDOT; Jim Rodway, Lackawanna County’s director of community relations; Donna Grey, Luzerne County Fair 4-H chair; Christopher DiMattio, LaFesta Italiana; Jess Meoni, graphic designer; Marc Gaughan, former director of the Moscow Country Fair; Sherry Pritchyk, fund raiser/event planner; Terry Schettini, Penn State Cooperative Extension administrator, and Robert Noldy, Hartford Fair volunteer.

The genesis for a county fair came from the “Big Idea” Task Force created by the Commissioners in May of 2015.

Residents who wanted to make a difference in the landscape of Lackawanna County submitted an application and information to participate in the planning process for committees in a number of segments. The committee members will be involved in the design, site selection, vendors recruitment, activities, entertainment, fee schedule and other facets required to launch the event.

Lackawanna County commissioners Laureen A. Cummings and Patrick M. OMalley unveil the names of the 13 committee members selected to examine the feasibility for establishing a county fair. The individuals represent a variety of backgrounds and experience and are from communities throughout the county. Initial planning meetings were set to begin in June.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-County-Fair.jpgLackawanna County commissioners Laureen A. Cummings and Patrick M. OMalley unveil the names of the 13 committee members selected to examine the feasibility for establishing a county fair. The individuals represent a variety of backgrounds and experience and are from communities throughout the county. Initial planning meetings were set to begin in June. Submitted photo

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Information provided by Lackawanna County Communications.

Information provided by Lackawanna County Communications.

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