Turkey callers gobble to first
Larry Scartozzi won first place in the Senior Division during the 2018 Susquehanna Open Sanctioned National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) turkey calling contest held at the Harford Fair.
He was in stiff competition with Hunter Wallace of Wayne County, a four-time NWTF Junior National Champion, during the NWTF sanctioned contest.
Scartozzi,also a previous national champion, is now eligible to compete in the national calling contests in winter 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Both the Wilson F. Moore (WFMM) Chapter and the Northern Full Fan Chapter of the NWTF partnered to hold the contest at the fair.
Judi Sartell worked with Dave Wilcox of the WFMM to organize the contest. Sartell along with family and friends have kept the Harford
Fair Open Turkey calling contest running for more than 15 years.
Wilcox worked with members of both chapters to revive the Susquehanna Open, also during the fair.
Classes during the Susquehanna Open included poults, jakes and
Clay Erb came in third place in the Senior Division; Beau Ware placed first in the Jakes Division; Aidee Washko placed first in the Poults Division while Caleb Cook came in second place.
P.J. LaBelle was recently installed as president of the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen advisory board.
Deb Walton is vice president and Randy Palko is secretary. Judge Julia K. Munley, past board president, swore in the new officers.
New board members include Bridget Haggerty, AVP, risk policy advisor, PNC Bank; and Michael J. Cummings, employee benefits consultant, Cummings Insurance Agency.
For more details about the kitchen or to donate, contact 570-342-5556.
In other kitchen news, Anna, Amy and Evan Killeen donated $5,000 to provide meals to the veterans at St. Francis Commons in honor of their late grandparents.
The proceeds came from the Loftus Memorial Golf Tournament, organized by the family of late Donald and Anne Loftus of Dunmore.
The tournament is held in memory of the Donald and Anne and also honors and supports veterans.
Julia Mazur of Olyphant and Maria Parola of Moscow, local 4-H members, joined their fellow 4-H members from across the state at the annual 4-H State Achievement Days at Penn State’s University Park campus.
The event, STARS: Stand Tall and Achieve Remarkable Success!, was a three-day event where the members participated in various contests and activities including: horse and livestock judging, healthy choices, public speaking, State Fashion Revue, questing and, a new contest this year, Resume, Interview, JOB!.
Julia and Maria are members of the Lackawanna County Sew-n-Sews 4-H Club and participated in the State Fashion Revue.
Maria was selected into the top 12 of the Fashion Revue for an outfit she sewed.