PVIAA honors Gene Binder
Bill O'Gurek/Special to the Times news
Gene Binder, seated-center, is joined by his immediate family during the 65th Annual St. Patrick's Day Banquet held Saturday at The Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub, Lansford. Binder received the Shamrock Award (held by his fiancee, Karen Sabol, seated, second from left), from the association for his many years of civic contributions to organizations in the region. Helping him to celebrate the evening are, front, from left, Matt Sabol, Karen Sabol, Binder, holding grandson Connor, and daughter Amanda; and back, Jerry Scaran, Binder's future father-in-law; Kim Kwaak, his future sister-in-law; and the honoree's siblings, Dennis, Kevin, Kathleen and Mike. Another sibling, Jim, lives in Pittsburgh.