Outreach Center for Community Resources Community Celebration

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Outreach invites the public to attend a Community Celebration in the Center’s Backyard Green Space at 431 North Seventh Avenue on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, starting at 4:30 PM.

Outreach will be honoring the following individuals that have had a profound impact on the organization and mission of Moving Today’s Families Forward:

  • Beth Beh, founder of EOTC/Outreach through Women’s Employment Program;
  • Maureen Pesavento (posthumously), board member, 10 years of service and establishment of an ongoing building maintenance fund;
  • Elaine and Jim Donly, 25-year employee and husband recognizing years of service and donation of a Mighty Oak tree to the backyard green space;
  • Kristy Ryczak (posthumously), EOTC Program Manager, 10 years of service; and
  • Pamela Pangonis (posthumously), Outreach Case Manager, 5 years of service.

Outreach will also be celebrating:

  • Completion of the new mural on the exterior wall of The Center made possible by the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture and the Lackawanna County Commissioners; and
  • Community Partners who contributed to beautifying the backyard greenspace for staff and families to enjoy:
  • Penn State Master Gardeners, creators and contributors to the backyard green space aesthetics/plants; and
  • Home Depot (veteran volunteers), donation and construction of the backyard green space gazebo.

This community celebration will also include a Pig Roast fundraiser. Dinners will be available for take-out for a suggested minimum donation of $10/dinner.