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Photo: Lois A. Grimm, License: N/A, Created: 2017:11:08 19:20:19

Olivia Mueser, left, of Shavertown, was awarded the James and Jean Yates Youth Leadership Award. Jennifer Borton, right, of Avoca was recognized as the Sam Milazzo Volunteer of Year.

Photo: Lois A. Grimm, License: N/A, Created: 2017:11:08 19:18:49

LOIS A. GRIMM/For the Citizens' Voice Victoria Sidari of West Pittston, John Brunza of Dunmore and Peter Sidari of West Pittston accepted the YMCA Spirit of Community Award on behalf of Dr. Jen's Hope Foundation. The Foundation aims to support local efforts, humanitarian causes, educational endeavors, and women's and children's needs through collaboration, charitable giving, and independent projects. The Greater Pittston YMCA hosted its annual dinner and community awards at Keystone Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Casino recently. The dinner featured awards to various community members.

Greater Pittston YMCA held its annual awards dinner Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Y presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Clifford (Mickey) and Ruth Melberger. The Corporate Distinction Award was presented to Susquehanna Brewing Company, the YMCA Spirit of Community Award to the Sidari Foundation, the Sam Milazzo Volunteer of the Year Award to Jennifer Borton and the James and Jean Yates Youth Leadership Award to Olivia Meuser.

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