Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3569, August 8th, 2017

Dave and Donna Baloga (Photo: Facebook)
This ride will be part of a benefit for Dave and Donna Baloga, an amazing family going through some very tough times. The point of this ride is to add a little excitement to the existing benefit. We will be leaving from Our Lady of Victory Church,
with 1/2 of the bikes traveling to the LEFT around the lake and the other 1/2 to the RIGHT.
We will continue 1 1/2 times around the lake, with both groups arriving at Sandy Beach together.
In addition…there will be a fund raiser on Aug 16th at the lake side skillet for Dave and Donna Baloga. That event starts at 7 and will go until 9. Cost for that is also 15 dollars. Checks can go to Friends of Donna and Dave Baloga, 60 Oak Dr Dallas PA. 18612.
Dave and Donna might be from a different party but we’ve always enjoyed the get togethers talking politics.We wish them the best.

Jason with Congressman Matt Cartwright (Photo: Karel Zubris).
Jason presenting a mentor medal with his grandfather John Gosiewski. (Photo: Karel Zubris)
Belated Congratulations to Jason Zubris who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Jason is the son of Karel and John Zubris and achieved this milestone through determination and hard work.
This is the second Eagle Scout I have encountered through friends.
We wish him the best.


The first ever Wilkes Barre Multi cultural celebration took place this last week. Good food, good crowds permeated the air in Wilkes Barre last weekend. As I told Wilkes Barre City Controller, “God willing, next year I’m driving in that parade!”
Photos include some crowd shot and one of me with Wilkes Barre City Controller Darren Synder and Chuckie Chulada who gave us an interesting take on the heralded Irish melody "Danny Boy".


At 10:04 AM, Blogger Michelle Hryvnak Davies said...

Dave Baloga is good people and so is Jason Zubris. Much love to both families.

At 7:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And why would anyone care to see David Yonki driving in the W-B Multicultural parade?

At 8:42 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

And why would anyone care to see David Yonki driving in the W-B Multicultural parade?


Here's why. I never really appreciated the impact parades have on a community or the message that it imparts.
In the last few years I have been asked to drive in a few and the way people respond to their community was eye opening.
This first event was a reflection of the new melting pot that has come to NEPA. It should be celebrated and embraced and as a member of this community, I want to be a part of it and help.
Obviously I cannot march but I can drive people in it.
I bring it up because had I not had a conflict this year I'd have been there.
My life, for good or bad won't change if anyone cares.
But thanks for the question and thanks for reading.

At 7:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, did someone's itty bitty feelings get hurt?


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