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The Wilkes-Barre Verizon Telecom Pioneers 7 recently presented 14 handmade ‘Hug a Bears’ to the Kingston Township Police Department, Shavertown, to be distributed to children involved in accidents or cases of domestic violence. Telecom Pioneers is a nonprofit organization of retired and active members of Verizon Communications who are involved in many volunteer and charitable activities. At the gift presentation, from left: Chief James J. Balavage, Kingston Township Police; Rosemary Gawat, bear maker; Nancy Karpovich, president, Wilkes-Barre Pioneers; Joan Latinski and Dee Pavlick, bear makers; and Sergeant Michael A. Moravec, Kingston Township Police. Other bear makers are Mary Ellen Arasin, Joan Bohinski and Paulette Dougal.

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