PITTSTON — Lois Ostrowski was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Jean Yates Award with a dinner at the Pittston Memorial Library on Saturday, April 16.
Ostrowski serves on the ad hoc committee of the Pittston Memorial Library and is chairperson of the Naming Rights and Celebration Brick Project as well as a dedicated volunteer and computer class teacher.
Ostrowski, a retired Pittston Area mathematics teacher and former adjunct professor, has served with various other organizations such as The Parents’ Advisory Council of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, the Dance Outreach Board of Ballet Northeast, the Shamrock Heart Foundation, the Pittston Area Key Club, and the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton.
Ostrowski was married to the late Michael Ostrowski, who served on the Pittston Memorial Library Board of Directors at the time of his death. She also has two children Chris, New York, New York; and Samantha, New Haven, Connecticut.
From left, Barbara Barrett of Scranton, Brenda Grunza of Nicholson, Dr. Tom Rittenhouse of Clarks Green, Jack Brogan of Exeter, Lois Ostrowski of Pittston, award recipient; and Samantha Ostrowski of New Haven, Connecticut pose for a photo during the Jean Yates Award Dinner at the Pittston Memorial Library on April 16.
From left, Pittston Memorial Library Board of Trustees Vice President Kelly Carroll and President Barbara Quinn stand with Lois Ostrowski after presenting her with the 2016 Jean Yates Award on April 16 in Pittston.
Carol Coolbaugh of Pittston takes a chicken appetizer served by April Holland before the start of the dinner on April 16 in Pittston.
Damian Munoz of Hometown, left, and Benjamin Nause of Swoyersville provide the musical entertainment for the evening.
Luke Aziz of Pittston, left, waits while head chef Fred Orkwis of Just Fred Custom Catering prepares his pasta dish.
From left, Rosemarie Butera with Howard and Tobi Grossman, all of Pittston, at the 2016 Jean Yates Award Dinner at the Pittston Memorial Library on April 16.