Clarks Summit Celebrates 100 Years

Clarks Summit is turning 100 and will be celebrating its centennial all throughout the 2011 year, beginning in January.  The Abington Journal featured an article last week by Joan Mead-Matsui about the event, describing some of the activities that are planned to take place throughout the year, including a kickoff 10 a.m. January 15th and a Christmas tree bonfire later that day.

The official birthday of the Borough is August 30th, 2011, and will include a weekend of special activities August 26 to 28.

Two of the library’s staff, Barb Evans of Circulation/Access Services and Annette Barosi Kalwaytis of Special Collections/University Archives, are even part of the planning committee, as is a former U of Scranton professor, Vice Chair Dennis Martin.

Annette Barosi Kalwaytis, Sponsor Chair, discusses their work in the article:  “We sent more than 600 letters to various businesses and individuals, asking for support and we’ve had a response to our mailing. But in order for us to do what the committee has proposed for the centennial, we will need the support of the community. In my mind, I’m looking at one large birthday party. There is no age barrier to this centennial and we want everyone to have a great time.”

Centennial Committee Preps for Year of Events
Centennial planners shown at a Nov. 9 meeting include, from row, from left: Linda Besten, Liana Smith, Gerrie Carey, Annette Barosi Kalwaytis and Dennis Martin. Back row: Julia Munley, Jane Preate, Jacquelyn Preate, James Roland, Barb Evans, Charles Kumpas, Ellen Beechko and Kathy Drake.

For more information about the event or to read the full article check out The Abington Journal