Former Scranton Chamber of Commerce President and local artist Austin Burke, left, holds a poster he painted “A Scranton Times Christmas” depicting the annual Thanksgiving Eve tower lighting, that is being sold with proceeds going to the “Judi H Rock On” fund, benefitting the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. The poster can be purchased for $20 at the front desk of the Times-Tribune building located at 149 Penn Avenue in Scranton.
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates is also selling boxes of candy featuring Burke’s painting throughout the Holiday Season with half the proceeds benefitting the Cancer Institute. The box of candy is available for $20 at five Gertrude Hawk locations including Scranton’s South Side Shopping Plaza, the Viewmont & Steamtown Malls, the Dickson City Crossings, and Gertrude Hawk’s Dunmore/Throop location.
From left to right: Austin Burke, former Scranton Chamber of Commerce President & local artist; George Lynett, Times-Tribune co-publisher; Paul LaBelle, from the Exact Change, the band that will be performing at the tower lighting; Lindsey Fredericks, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Sean O’Mealy, Shamrock Communications; John McInerney, Panel Prints; Don Farley, Times-Tribune general manager, and Melanie Nardozzo, Gertrude Hawk Chocolate.
Photo Courtesy of Scranton Times Staff Photographer, Michael Mullen