The executive committee in charge of planning the Avoca centennial celebration in 1971 met with Bishop J. Carroll McCormack, bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, during its centennial planning efforts. First row, from left, are Avoca Mayor Joseph D. Hannon and Bishop J. Carroll
McCormack. Second row: Edward M. Carroll,
Thomas R. Gallagher, Dorine Blackwell
and John Coffee,
From Avoca’s centennial booklet.