WEST PITTSTON — The annual Fourth of July Young Run 4 Fun saw approximately 75 runners take their speed to the track at Anthony “Jake” Sobeski Stadium on Monday, July 4.
The runners, ranging in age from 2 to 14, were running in memory of the late West Pittston Mayor Tony Denisco, who passed away in April. Members of Denisco’s family were at the finish line handing out medals and ribbons to the finishers. Each participant received a T-shirt, honoring the event.
The runners were escorted and cheered on by the cheerleaders around the track.
The run was coordinated by the West Pittston Parks and Recreation, along with the Wyoming Area cheerleaders. Proceeds from the event went to the rec board, to help offset costs of events throughout the year. The next event may be a Movie in the Park in August, but the next scheduled event is the Halloween Parade.
Event coordinator Gina Malsky said there were about 200 people in attendance and she said “It’s a nice for the community to come together on the Fourth of July.”
It looks like 3-year-old Jackson Berger needs some help from dad, Matt, during the Fourth of July Young Run 4 Fun held on Monday, July 4 in West Pittston.
Nine-month-old Natalie Ruggles, all decked out in her stars and stripes for the Fourth of July, waves to runners as they pass by.
Wyoming Area cheerleader advisor Rhonda Pizano, left, checks in the Mannis family from West Pittston. Sons Aiden and Liam were participating in the races.
Lucia Campenni ran a strong mile and receives her medal from Cara Capozucca, granddaugther of the late mayor of West Pittston, Tony Denisco. The races were held in his memory and the Denisco family took part in the ceremonies.
T-shirts were handed out to all participants as runners ran in memory of the late mayor, Tony Denisco, who passed away this past April.
On your mark, get set, go! It’s off to the races for quarter-mile race for the 4-5 year old division at Anthony ‘Jake’ Sobeski Stadium for the 8th Annual Forth of July Young Run 4 Fun event co-sponsored by the West Pittston Parks and Recreation and the Wyoming Area cheerleaders.