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‘Flags for Heroes’ honored best in our community

To the editor:

The Rotary Club of Lewistown thanks the sponsors and the heroes so recognized during the just completed “Flags For Heroes” display in Kish Park over the consecutive Flag and Father’s Day weekends.

Fifty-three flags representing chosen heroes were arranged along the walking trail making for a truly impressive display. Those sponsors and the identified Heroes were: Nick & Gina Felice in honor of Michael A. Felice, Walter G. Ryniak and S. Gerald Hummel; The Care Network M-J Regional Services and M-J Area Agency on Aging in honor of all volunteers; Apprise Counseling Services, Ombudsmen, Home Delivered Meals; Jim Zubler in honor of Vianney Siennick; Colleen Parker in honor of staff of Future Care Cherrywood and all blood donors; Vianney Siennick in honor of Cindy Siennick; Dan Bennett in honor of Geisinger nurses and doctors, U.S. Postal Service workers, grocery and convenience store personnel, DG Swan Stull, Greatest “Small” Business Owners, DGN Vicki Zimmerman; Jennifer Pennepacker in honor of David L. Habbershon; One Stop Communications in honor of Mifflin County first responders; Paul and Vicki Wilson in honor of Mac L. Metz, Paul F. Wilson Sr., Susan C. Wise, Matthew P. Wilson, Andrew M. Wilson and Chester G. Smith; Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in honor of Rev. Jayaseelan Amalanathan and Rev. William Weary; Sue Parzanese in honor of Dr. Kim Manganaro and the staff at LIFE Geisinger; Sacred Heart of Jesus School in honor of the teachers of Sacred Heart of Jesus School; Kay Groninger in honor of Larry L. Groninger; Kim Manganaro in honor of Dr. Cybele C. Pacheco; Joey Heroux in honor of David Miller and Sgt. Issac Allen Miller; Cher Harpster in honor of Airman Tate D. Harpster; James and Patti Shilling in honor of John E. “Jack” Wendorf and James L. Shilling Sr.; Gloria Runk in honor of Emilee Geedey Runk PA-C and Olivia Runk Koller RN BSN; Jaylene and Jeff Lepley in honor of Captain Ryan Barlett; Ella Robinette in honor of Harold Robinette and Jackson Robinette; UPMC Home Healthcare and Family Hospice in honor of HH Therapy Staff, HH and hospice nurses and aides; David Borland in honor of Robert Kaufman M.D., William H. Borland, Guy McCardle and James Shilling Sr; and S. Gerald Hummel in honor of David D. Borland, all area fire departments, ambulance companies, health care workers, police departments and public servants.

The Rotary Club of Lewistown thanks those who supported this unique event during a time of great uncertainty in the community and world. Funds raised are used by Rotary to benefit a wide range of activities including the Big Valley Invitational cross country race, educational scholarships, polio eradication and other community projects.

Jim Zubler

Rotary Club of Lewistown

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