Founders Day 2019: Sunny, Gusty and Very Well-Attended


The Blue Star Moms of NEPA (top) were visited by fellow member Rep. Karen Boback at their Founder’s Day booth. From left are, Michele Kosty, Karen Kalie, Bernadette Beamer, and Chris Decker. Brilliant weather brought thousands of people into town for the annual celebration.

Photos by By Rick Hiduk

The Airport Pickers laid down some might find bluegrass tunes.

John Krupa of Kiddie Kartunes renders a caricature of Kristen and Mary Bunker. The girls just happened to be driving through from Binghamton, NY and stopped to see what all the fuss was about.

Raegen Hinkley all but dives right into the duck tank sponsored by the United Way of Wyoming County while her brother, Alex, gets a little assistance.

Grooving on a pink 1941 Chevy Coupe owned by Sheldon Metzger of Beaumont (not pictured) are (from left) Emma Benuska, held by SarahJoy Nixon, and siblings Isabella, Kiera and Nathan Benuska.

Sporting a fresh face painting rendered by her mother, Irene Metz of Endless Mountains Veterinary Service is Bronwen Metz, as dad, Richard looks on. The family is from Harvey’s Lake.

Penn East Federal Credit Union employees (from left) Bonnie Nemergut, Bill Sweeney, and Maribeth Lennox drew cornhole players who could select from one of three charities to receive a donation from Penn East with just one successful toss.

Farm Dog Duo got the crowd’s attention with a mix of country and classic rock.

Tunkhannock artist Bob Lizza debuted the first panel of the new mural that will adorn the rear of the Dietrich Theater within a year.

Xander Lavalley of Springville opts for over rather than under in an inflatable maze sponsored by Bounce Party Rentals.

Tunkhannock Tigertron members (from left) Caiden Grabowski, Marina and Mariah Tague, Josh Falzone, and Logan and Ryan Zalewski exhibited their prize-winning robot.

Hawking cookies of all kinds were (from left) MaryLou Franko, Marie Packer, and Bill Waters of St. Mary’s of the Lake.

Displaying their intriguing 1981 Excalibur Roadstar were Sandy Rinker and Tom Konopatsky of Springville.

Representing the Triton Ambulance Company were Sean Morrison (left) and Kaitlyn Markovitz.

Spinning the Kiwanis candy will is Greyson Schiele of Lopez.

Staffing the Wyoming County Republicans booth were (seated) commissioner candidate Rick Wilbur, (standing’ left) Bonnie Jayne and Becca McClain.

Flanking Wyoming County Commissioner Mike Stabinsky are Democratic commissioner candidates Mick Cronin (left) and Ernie King.

The JP Williams Band were singing the blues at the west end of the downtown area.

Additional crowd, car show and exhibit photos by Rick Hiduk:


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