Winter 2017

Football Players Deliver Meals

Photo and identities provided by Dean Myers

Pictured are some members of Greater Nanticoke Area 2016 football program who participated in delivering meals on Thanksgiving Day to 250 area families.  Kneeling from left to right are:  Austin Cheslaw, Mark Walters, Mike Marcella, Henry Sedorchuk IV, Collin Kudrako-Kashatus, and Austin Blank.  Standing left to right are:  Matt Wrubel, Eric Jeffries, Kris Seiwell, Matt Piontkowski, and Coach Neal McMahon.

Written by Tom Kashatus       The event is called “Sharing the Tradition” and it is funded by Erie Insurance and proprietor Nancy Yalch of Yalch Insurance, Mountain Top.  Holy Transfiguration Hall of Rhone (Hanover Section of Nanticoke) provides the kitchen and Rentko Catering puts together the food preparation.  Luzerne County Community College chips in by baking the pies for the extraordinary event.  Announcements are made through the Citizens Voice.  Another common denominator seen at special events such as this is Michael Yalch who takes up the responsibility of being the “organizer.”  It is amazing to see the smiling faces on the many volunteers who fill the trays, carry boxes and bags of food to the awaiting vehicles and their drivers, the pot and pan man at the washing table, etc.

This special Thanksgiving event has been in effect since 2009; and meals are delivered to Mocanaqua, Shickshinny, Wapwallopen, Newport Township, West Nanticoke, Nanticoke City, Warrior Run, Sugar Notch, Ashley, etc.  Nancy Yalch stated we try to accommodate “those who are unable to experience a traditional meal due to health or family circumstances.”

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