On April 17th, 18 of our Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning students, under the supervision of the HVAC instructor, assisted the Lackawanna River Corridor Association by salvaging native plants in Jessup near the Lackawanna 911 Call center. The students extracted the plants to be relocated so that a future building project could be constructed in the space. This is the second year the HVAC students partnered with the Lackawanna River Corridor Association for their community service project.
The Carpentry & Cabinetmaking students under the supervivion of Mr. Todd Campbell, recently completed the building of an altar for the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Old Forge. The students were asked to design and build the altar by Mr. Joseph Sopp and worked directly with Rev. Edward Shestak on the dimensions of the structure as well as the finishes to assure they would match the other interior pieces in the church. This was the second community project completed by the CCMT students this year.
When Mayor Patty Lawler initiated a project to develop a Pocket Park on Depot Street in Clarks Summit, she reached out to several community partners. A pocket park is developed land that can be publicly utilized by the community. These parks are commonly developed on irrgular land or a vacant lot. Mayor Lawler saw potential in the space on Depot St. to serve as a community gathering place. The Architectural Drafting & Design students, under the supervision of Mr. John Deangelis, created the drawing plans for the proposed pocket park and received an award at the Mayor’s brunch on April 18, 2015. Those who also contributed include the Lackawanna County commissioners, the Greater Scranton Board of Realtors, the State Street Grille, and the Clarks Summit Shade Tree Commission.
For more information, see the article written by Stephanie Longo in the Abington Suburban.