John F. Kennedy Knights of Columbus, Pittston, celebrate golden anniversary Oct. 11

Staff reports | October 15th, 2015 1:56 pm

PLAINS TWP. — The Pittston Knights of Columbus changed its name to the John F. Kennedy Knights of Columbus in 1965 and unveiled an oil painting of the former president during a special ceremony. An anniversary banquet was held Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort to celebrate 50 years under the new name.

The John F. Kennedy Knights of Columbus has served the Greater Pittston area for 117 years, dating back to the 1800s. It is a charitable, fraternal organization that exists to give back to the community.

Knights of Columbus John F. Kennedy Council 372 Grand Knight Rick Korpusik, center, leads the Knights of Columbus Choir in the singing of the national anthem to begin the rededication of the President John F. Kennedy portrait at the Woodlands Inn in Plains Township on Sunday, Oct. 11.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PSD101815Knights_1.jpgKnights of Columbus John F. Kennedy Council 372 Grand Knight Rick Korpusik, center, leads the Knights of Columbus Choir in the singing of the national anthem to begin the rededication of the President John F. Kennedy portrait at the Woodlands Inn in Plains Township on Sunday, Oct. 11. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Master of Ceremonies Atty. Jarrett Ferentino, right, joins Luzerne County Judge Michael Vough and state Sen. John Yudichak at the head table in the Pledge of Allegiance.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PSD101815Knights_2.jpgMaster of Ceremonies Atty. Jarrett Ferentino, right, joins Luzerne County Judge Michael Vough and state Sen. John Yudichak at the head table in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Members of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick join the Knights of Columbus Color Corps in unveiling the cleaned and restored portait of John F. Kennedy for its golden anniversary during a rededication dinner on Sunday, Oct. 11.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PSD101815Knights_3.jpgMembers of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick join the Knights of Columbus Color Corps in unveiling the cleaned and restored portait of John F. Kennedy for its golden anniversary during a rededication dinner on Sunday, Oct. 11. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
The Rev. Joseph Sibilano, left, blesses the portrait of John F. Kennedy as members of the John F. Kennedy Council 372 Knights of Columbus Color Corps look on.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PSD101815Knights_4.jpgThe Rev. Joseph Sibilano, left, blesses the portrait of John F. Kennedy as members of the John F. Kennedy Council 372 Knights of Columbus Color Corps look on. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
U.S. Rep. Matthew Cartwright offers remarks at the John F. Kennedy Council 372 Knights of Columbus golden anniversary and rededication of the official council portrait at the Woodlands Inn in Plains Township on Sunday, Oct. 11.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_PSD101815Knights_5.jpgU.S. Rep. Matthew Cartwright offers remarks at the John F. Kennedy Council 372 Knights of Columbus golden anniversary and rededication of the official council portrait at the Woodlands Inn in Plains Township on Sunday, Oct. 11. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

Staff reports

Reach the Sunday Dispatch newsroom at 570-655-1418 or by email at sd@s24530.p831.sites.pressdns.com.


POLL