Greater Pittston Amvets to host family picnic and Americanism Awards ceremony

PLAINS – AMVETS Post #189 will host their annual family picnic from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Plains Lions Pavilion, Clarks Road, Plains Township.

This community event will include food, refreshments and music with all proceeds from donations funding AMVETS programs to benefit Pittston-area veterans and their families.

An awards ceremony will be held to recognize Pittston Area elementary and high school student winners of the AMVETS Americanism Program. Veterans from the W-B VAMC Assisted Living Center and the Gino Merli Vets Center nursing homes in Scranton will be shuttled and are also our guests.

The donation for picnic tickets is $15; children 7 to 17, $10; 6 and younger, no charge. To purchase tickets or to join AMVETS Post #189 call Bernie McDonald, post commander, 570-817-4858; Richard White, picnic chairman, 570-407-2044; Joe Sylvester, 570-961-2696; Ski, 570-654-8471; Tom Bufano, 570-654-8363 and Rod Sorensen, 570- 814-5944.

The winning students from the Pittston Area School District were contestants in the AMVETS State Competition in Harrisburg. All Pittston Area 1st Place winners will be awarded. All 1st place State winners’ entries are entered in the upcoming AMVETS National Competition at the AMVETS National Convention in Reno, Nevada.

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