Newton Township-based Marley’s Mission recently received a $15,000 Lackawanna County Community Re-Invest grant for the purchase and construction of a hay storage building. The organization provides free equine therapy for children who experience trauma. To date, the Commissioners approved financing for 38 projects totaling $558,064. From left: George Kelly, the county’s director of economic development; Lackawanna County Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, April Loposky, founder and program director of Marley’s Mission; Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz.
Clarks Summit Borough officials recently accepted a $20,000 check from the Lackawanna County Commissioners for the development of a pocket park on the corner of Depot Street and Winola Road and the construction of new sidewalks along Depot Street. The funds for this venture came from the County’s Community Re-Invest Program. From left, front row: Chase Berry and Myla McVety. Back row: Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Clarks Summit Borough Councilman Dominic Scott, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien, Clarks Summit Borough Mayor Patty Lawler, Clarks Summit Borough Council President Gerrie Carey, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Sarah Dawgert and George Kelly, the county’s director of economic development.