JFK statue to be erected in Pittston

June 6th, 2016 4:37 pm

A joint-effort project between members of several Pittston organizations are underway to erect a statue of former president John F. Kennedy on Kennedy Boulevard. The Knights of Columbus Council 372, its women’s auxiliary the Jacquelines and The Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick are working with the city’s redevelopment authority to bring the project to fruition. Kennedy Boulevard will also be renamed “President John F. Kennedy Boulevard.” An estimated $40,000 is needed to complete the project with funds raised solely by donations, which are tax deductible. All donors will be recognized at the dedication ceremony. Checks may be sent payable to: JFK Statue Fund 35 Broad St., Pittston, Pa 18640. Members of the JFK Memorial Committee, seated from left, are: Bill Burke, Terry McMahon, Julio Caprari, Joan McFadden, Donna McFadden Connors and PJ Melvin. Standing: Paul John Caprari, Kevin O’Brien, Ken Bangs, Michael Lombardo, Attorney Girard Mecadon, Attorney Michael Lombardo and Brian Matyjevich. Not available: Melanie Murosky, Rick Korpusik, Joe Long, Matthew Meade, Paul Leonard and Joe Moscovitz.