Reservations still open for Lemmond award event

June 15, 2013

It’s not too late to make a reservation for the Charles D. Lemmond Jr. Community Spirit Award reception,

The reception, which will honor David and Judy Rimple as recipients of the first-ever award established by The Dallas Post, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at Lemmond Theater on the campus of Misericordia University.

The awards reception is free and open to the public; however, reservatrions are necessary and will be made on a first-come/first-served basis.

To make a reservation, call The Dallas Post at 675-5211 or email Dallas Post Editor Dotty Martin at dmartin@mydallaspost.com. Please leave your name, your telephone number and the number of people in your party.

The award is named after the former senator who passed away in 2012 and is designed to recognize a resident of the Back Mountain for his or her leadership and advancement of community spirit.

The award honors those who endeavor to improve the lives of Back Mountain residents through outstanding community service, public service or philanthropy and embody Senator Lemmond’s commitment to doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reason.

The Rimples started the development of the Back Mountain Trail on the old Lehigh Valley Railroad bed. The trail, being developed for over a decade, connects Luzerne Borough with Dallas Township.

A free will donation will be taken at the awards reception to benefit the Back Mountain Trail.