Lackawanna County officials host annual fishing derby at Merli-Sarnoski Park

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley along with members of the county’s parks and recreation staff presented trophies to the winners in the 9–12 year-old age category at the 26th annual fishing derby at Merli-Sarnoski Park. From left, first 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. Second 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. - Submitted photos
Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley along with members of the county’s parks & recreation staff presented trophies to the winners in the 4–8 year-old age category at the 26th annual fishing derby at Merli-Sarnoski Park. From left, first row, Robbie Mazza, first and largest fish caught; Matthew Hollenback, third place; Cecelia Cravetts, second place; and Scarlett Hazzard, fifth place. Back row, Bob Semenza, parks & recreation programs manager; Commissioner O’Malley, Mark Dougher, parks & recreation’s buildings & grounds manager; John Ghilardi, parks maintenance staff; and William Davis, deputy director for parks & recreation. - Submitted photos

The 26th annual Lackawanna County Fishing Derby was held Saturday, Sept. 22 at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Carbondale.

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley along with members of the county’s parks and recreation staff presented trophies to the winners in the 9–12 year-old age category at the 26th annual fishing derby at Merli-Sarnoski Park. From left, first 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. Second 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.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_ABJ-Fishing-Derby-1.jpgLackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley along with members of the county’s parks and recreation staff presented trophies to the winners in the 9–12 year-old age category at the 26th annual fishing derby at Merli-Sarnoski Park. From left, first 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. Second 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. Submitted photos

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley along with members of the county’s parks & recreation staff presented trophies to the winners in the 4–8 year-old age category at the 26th annual fishing derby at Merli-Sarnoski Park. From left, first row, Robbie Mazza, first and largest fish caught; Matthew Hollenback, third place; Cecelia Cravetts, second place; and Scarlett Hazzard, fifth place. Back row, Bob Semenza, parks & recreation programs manager; Commissioner O’Malley, Mark Dougher, parks & recreation’s buildings & grounds manager; John Ghilardi, parks maintenance staff; and William Davis, deputy director for parks & recreation.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_ABJ-Fishing-Derby-2.jpgLackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley along with members of the county’s parks & recreation staff presented trophies to the winners in the 4–8 year-old age category at the 26th annual fishing derby at Merli-Sarnoski Park. From left, first row, Robbie Mazza, first and largest fish caught; Matthew Hollenback, third place; Cecelia Cravetts, second place; and Scarlett Hazzard, fifth place. Back row, Bob Semenza, parks & recreation programs manager; Commissioner O’Malley, Mark Dougher, parks & recreation’s buildings & grounds manager; John Ghilardi, parks maintenance staff; and William Davis, deputy director for parks & recreation. Submitted photos