Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, (back row, second from left) and members of the Parks & Recreation staff, presented trophies to the winners in the 9-12 age category at the 26th annual fishing derby held recently at Merli-Sarnoski Park.
From left, front row: Owen Smargassi, (first fish caught and first to the limit); Holden Cravetts (third place); Caiden Davis (largest fish caught); Josh Triccillo (fourth place); and Grace Elio (fifth place). Back row: Bob Semenza, Parks & Recreation programs manager; Commissioner O’Malley; John Ghilardi, parks maintenance staff; Mark Dougher, Parks & Recreation’s buildings & grounds manager; and William Davis, deputy director for Parks & Recreation.
The winners in the 4–8 age category include, front row: Robbie Mazza (first and largest fish caught); Matthew Hollenback (third place); Cecelia Cravetts (second place); and Scarlett Hazzard (fifth place). Back row, Semenza, O’Malley, Dougher, Ghilardi and Davis.