PITTSTON — The city council voted to recognize Lithuanian Independence Day on Feb. 16
City Administrator Joe Moskovitz said the motion is approved every year to recognize the sizable number of Lithuanians in the city.
“St. Casimir’s Church, which is now closed, was the home base for the Lithuanian community,” said Moskovitz. “There’s still a sizable Lithuanian community, so the commemoration continues. And I can tell you that the Lithuanian people are persistent and we’re happy to accommodate.”
The Act of Reinstating Independence of Lithuania was signed by the Council of Lithuania on Feb. 16, 1918, proclaiming the restoration of an independent State of Lithuania.
A ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 16 in the first floor conference room at city hall, followed by the raising of the Lithuanian flag at the front of city hall.
In other business, city council members approved:
• A payment application for the Pittston Memorial Library building additions to Berger Construction Company out of Freeland in the amount of $68,846.28.
• The request for the Greater Pittston Stoners Youth Soccer Association to use Clark Park on Cliff Street and Albert West Park on Swallow Street, April 1 through June 12, for practice use Monday through Fridays and games on Saturdays and Sundays.
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