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Namedropper 6/1/2018

June 1, 2018

Stars in stripes

Daniel Mecca and Elias Tohme are among Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students who received military commissions.

Mecca, of Dickson City, a second lieutenant in the Army Reserve, was commissioned captain, Army; and Tohme, of Wilkes-Barre, second lieutenant in the Air Force, was commissioned captain, Air Force.

They received the commissions during the school’s annual end-of-year awards on May 5.

Princess crowned

Emma Loch of Nicholson was crowned the 2018-19 Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Dairy Princess. For the next year, Emma, along with a team of dairy promoters, will advocate for dairy farmers and educate the public about the value of dairy products.

The daughter of Alan and Julie Loch, Emma lives on her family dairy farm, Fieldsbrook Farm, and owns Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Jersey, Holstein, Red and White, and Milking Shorthorn dairy cattle. She is a sophomore at Delaware Valley University, is a member of the school’s Dairy Society and enjoys showing dairy cows, market goats and market lambs at local fairs.

The alternate princess is Tess Campbell of Stevensville, who lives on the family farm, Campbell Farms. The daughter of Chris and Abby Campbell, she is a sophomore at Wyalusing Valley Junior-Senior High School.

Emma was crowned May 5 at the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church.

High notes

The Scranton Chapter of UNICO, a national Italian-American service organization, elected new officers, including Melanie Naro, president; Jim Brogna, first vice president; Gail Cicerini, second vice president; Bill Buckley, treasurer; Mary Mararra, membership chairwoman; and Dave Bieri, sergeant-at-arms, during the group’s annual election meeting at Fiorelli’s.

They will be sworn in at the President’s Dinner in June.

New members to be inducted at the dinner include Marrara, Ann Reilly, sponsor; Tess Reilly, new member of ACES, a program for teens; Anne Marie Dupre and John and Andrea Disanferdinand, sponsors.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Scranton Chapter, including Patti Montalbano, Lois Mallick, Cindy Farino, Lisa Bieir, Gloria Bernardi, Ginny Rescigno, Doris Lindsley, Ann Genett, Diane Alberigi, Alice Vanston, Theresa Andrichak and Carole Dougherty, also announced plans for a Bocce Fun Night fundraiser at the dinner, which will benefit the Transitional Skills Center for Independent Living. The event is scheduled for today at 5 p.m., at the Victor Alfieri Club in Scranton. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. For reservations, contact Joanne Quattrone at 856-404-5224.