Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick honor several at banquet

Attending the 104th Annual Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick at the Woodlands Inn & Resort on March 17 are, from left, Bob Chepalonis, Mark Jones, Shawn Casey, Dave Schwager, George Casey, Joe Kelly and Ryan McDonnell. - Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Lackawanna Co. Magisterial District Judge James A. Gibbons, left, served as the evening’s toastmaster. Shown with Gibbons are, from left, James ‘Jake’ Carruthers (2004 Swingle Award recipient), Robbin Dommermuth and Shawn Brogan. - Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Joe Long, left, president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Greater Pittston, is shown here with the 2018 Swingle Award recipient James Delaney, fire chief of the City of Wilkes-Barre. - Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Luzerne County Judge Michael Vough, left, receives the Achievement Award from Friendly Sons President Joe Long. - - Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Retired Wyoming Borough Chief of Police John Gilligan, right, the 2018 Friendly Sons 2018 Man of the Year, is congratulated by President Joe Long. - - Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

PLAINS TWP. — The Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick held their annual banquet March 17 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort. Joe Long is president of the organization and Lackawanna Co. Magisterial District Judge James A. Gibbons served as the evening’s toastmaster. James Delaney, fire chief of the City of Wilkes-Barre, was the 2018 recipient of the Swingle Award. Luzerne County Judge Michael Vough received the Achievement Award and retired Wyoming Borough Chief of Police John Gilligan was honored as the 2018 Friendly Sons Man of the Year.

Attending the 104th Annual Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick at the Woodlands Inn & Resort on March 17 are, from left, Bob Chepalonis, Mark Jones, Shawn Casey, Dave Schwager, George Casey, Joe Kelly and Ryan McDonnell.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_FriendlySons1.jpgAttending the 104th Annual Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick at the Woodlands Inn & Resort on March 17 are, from left, Bob Chepalonis, Mark Jones, Shawn Casey, Dave Schwager, George Casey, Joe Kelly and Ryan McDonnell. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Lackawanna Co. Magisterial District Judge James A. Gibbons, left, served as the evening’s toastmaster. Shown with Gibbons are, from left, James ‘Jake’ Carruthers (2004 Swingle Award recipient), Robbin Dommermuth and Shawn Brogan.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_FriendlySons2.jpgLackawanna Co. Magisterial District Judge James A. Gibbons, left, served as the evening’s toastmaster. Shown with Gibbons are, from left, James ‘Jake’ Carruthers (2004 Swingle Award recipient), Robbin Dommermuth and Shawn Brogan. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Joe Long, left, president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Greater Pittston, is shown here with the 2018 Swingle Award recipient James Delaney, fire chief of the City of Wilkes-Barre.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_FriendlySons3.jpgJoe Long, left, president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Greater Pittston, is shown here with the 2018 Swingle Award recipient James Delaney, fire chief of the City of Wilkes-Barre. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Luzerne County Judge Michael Vough, left, receives the Achievement Award from Friendly Sons President Joe Long.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_FriendlySons4.jpgLuzerne County Judge Michael Vough, left, receives the Achievement Award from Friendly Sons President Joe Long. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Retired Wyoming Borough Chief of Police John Gilligan, right, the 2018 Friendly Sons 2018 Man of the Year, is congratulated by President Joe Long.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_FriendlySons5.jpgRetired Wyoming Borough Chief of Police John Gilligan, right, the 2018 Friendly Sons 2018 Man of the Year, is congratulated by President Joe Long. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch