SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County Commissioners recently announced the names of the 13 people who were appointed to serve on the steering committee for establishing a county fair. The committee is charged with the development, organization and implementation of a fair, designed to be an economic, recreational and social engine for the county.
Those named to the steering committee include Corey Susz, former president of the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair; Atty. Armand Olivetti; Edward G. Staback, former state representative, former Hunting & Game Commission chairman and Lackawanna County Commissioner; Ronald Williams, former Pennsylvania northeast regional director of agriculture; Michael Taluto, safety press officer for PennDOT; Jim Rodway, Lackawanna County’s director of community relations; Donna Grey, Luzerne County Fair 4-H chair; Christopher DiMattio, LaFesta Italiana; Jess Meoni, graphic designer; Marc Gaughan, former director of the Moscow Country Fair; Sherry Pritchyk, fund raiser/event planner; Terry Schettini, Penn State Cooperative Extension administrator, and Robert Noldy, Hartford Fair volunteer.
The genesis for a county fair came from the “Big Idea” Task Force created by the Commissioners in May of 2015.
Residents who wanted to make a difference in the landscape of Lackawanna County submitted an application and information to participate in the planning process for committees in a number of segments. The committee members will be involved in the design, site selection, vendors recruitment, activities, entertainment, fee schedule and other facets required to launch the event.