Community members brave the snow for Winterfest 2017 at Lackawanna State Park


By Elizabeth Baumeister - [email protected]



Sam Rosetti, 10, of Scranton, slides down a snowy hill at the Lackawanna State Park early Saturday afternoon, Feb. 11 during the park’s day-long Winterfest 2017 event.


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Nick Rosetti, 13, of Scranton, has some fun with his sled in the snow during Winterfest 2017 at the Lackawanna State Park.


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Keystone College freshmen, from left, Sarah Derr, Maria Duarte and Siara Valentine volunteer in the kitchen at the Lackawanna State Park Environmental Learning Center during Winterfest 2017.


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Terri DiMichele and Norah DiMichele, 3, of Clarks Summit, work on a Valentine’s Day-themed craft together Saturday morning in the Environmental Learning Center at the Lackawanna State Park during Winterfest 2017.


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Mason Pagnotti, 5, of Factoryville, tries out a craft he made during Winterfest 2017 — a groundhog that pokes its head in and out of a hole. The day-long event, held at various locations in the Lackawanna State Park, featured children’s crafts and hot food in the Environmental Learning Center, ice fishing on the lake, a nature hike and more.


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From left, Pagnotti brothers Evan, 3, and Mason, 5, of Factoryville, work on crafts with Maria Fanning, Keystone College director of community outreach, during Winterfest 2017 at the Lackawanna State Park. Fanning brought a group of student volunteers to the park’s annual day-long event to help with food concessions and children’s crafts.


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A professional diver clears a hole in the ice at the Lackawanna State Park, in preparation for an ice safety and rescue demonstration, one of the park’s Winterfest 2017 activities.


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Gina and Bill Ackley, of Dickson City, spend time with their grandchildren, two-year-old Evan and three-year-old Naomi, at Winterfest 2017 at the Lackawanna State Park.


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    North Abington Twp. — Community members had fun in the snow at the Lackawanna State Park during Winterfest 2017, held Saturday, Feb. 11 at various locations around the park. Volunteers from Keystone College provided crafts for the children and hot food in the Environmental Learning Center. Ice fishing, ice safety and rescue demonstrations were presented on the frozen lake. People tried out fat tire bikes and snowshoes and enjoyed sledding and skiing. These were just a few of the activities featured during the free annual event.

    Sam Rosetti, 10, of Scranton, slides down a snowy hill at the Lackawanna State Park early Saturday afternoon, Feb. 11 during the park’s day-long Winterfest 2017 event.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Park-Winterfest-1.jpgSam Rosetti, 10, of Scranton, slides down a snowy hill at the Lackawanna State Park early Saturday afternoon, Feb. 11 during the park’s day-long Winterfest 2017 event. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

    Nick Rosetti, 13, of Scranton, has some fun with his sled in the snow during Winterfest 2017 at the Lackawanna State Park.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Park-Winterfest-2.jpgNick Rosetti, 13, of Scranton, has some fun with his sled in the snow during Winterfest 2017 at the Lackawanna State Park. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

    Keystone College freshmen, from left, Sarah Derr, Maria Duarte and Siara Valentine volunteer in the kitchen at the Lackawanna State Park Environmental Learning Center during Winterfest 2017.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Park-Winterfest-3.jpgKeystone College freshmen, from left, Sarah Derr, Maria Duarte and Siara Valentine volunteer in the kitchen at the Lackawanna State Park Environmental Learning Center during Winterfest 2017. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

    Terri DiMichele and Norah DiMichele, 3, of Clarks Summit, work on a Valentine’s Day-themed craft together Saturday morning in the Environmental Learning Center at the Lackawanna State Park during Winterfest 2017.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Park-Winterfest-4.jpgTerri DiMichele and Norah DiMichele, 3, of Clarks Summit, work on a Valentine’s Day-themed craft together Saturday morning in the Environmental Learning Center at the Lackawanna State Park during Winterfest 2017. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

    Mason Pagnotti, 5, of Factoryville, tries out a craft he made during Winterfest 2017 — a groundhog that pokes its head in and out of a hole. The day-long event, held at various locations in the Lackawanna State Park, featured children’s crafts and hot food in the Environmental Learning Center, ice fishing on the lake, a nature hike and more.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Park-Winterfest-5.jpgMason Pagnotti, 5, of Factoryville, tries out a craft he made during Winterfest 2017 — a groundhog that pokes its head in and out of a hole. The day-long event, held at various locations in the Lackawanna State Park, featured children’s crafts and hot food in the Environmental Learning Center, ice fishing on the lake, a nature hike and more. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

    From left, Pagnotti brothers Evan, 3, and Mason, 5, of Factoryville, work on crafts with Maria Fanning, Keystone College director of community outreach, during Winterfest 2017 at the Lackawanna State Park. Fanning brought a group of student volunteers to the park’s annual day-long event to help with food concessions and children’s crafts.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Park-Winterfest-6.jpgFrom left, Pagnotti brothers Evan, 3, and Mason, 5, of Factoryville, work on crafts with Maria Fanning, Keystone College director of community outreach, during Winterfest 2017 at the Lackawanna State Park. Fanning brought a group of student volunteers to the park’s annual day-long event to help with food concessions and children’s crafts. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

    A professional diver clears a hole in the ice at the Lackawanna State Park, in preparation for an ice safety and rescue demonstration, one of the park’s Winterfest 2017 activities.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Park-Winterfest-7.jpgA professional diver clears a hole in the ice at the Lackawanna State Park, in preparation for an ice safety and rescue demonstration, one of the park’s Winterfest 2017 activities. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

    Gina and Bill Ackley, of Dickson City, spend time with their grandchildren, two-year-old Evan and three-year-old Naomi, at Winterfest 2017 at the Lackawanna State Park.
    http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_ABJ-Park-Winterfest-8.jpgGina and Bill Ackley, of Dickson City, spend time with their grandchildren, two-year-old Evan and three-year-old Naomi, at Winterfest 2017 at the Lackawanna State Park. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

    By Elizabeth Baumeister

    [email protected]

    Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

    Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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