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Allentown Senior Center honored as library's community partner


Cyndie Carioli, services and activities coordinator for the Allentown Senior Center (center), accepts the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) Community Partnership Award on behalf of the center. Participating in the awards ceremony were: Carol Robinson, CLP board chair (left), and Mary Frances Cooper (right), president and director of CLP.

Recently, Cyndie Carioli, Allentown Senior Center services and activities coordinator, accepted Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's "Community Partnership" Award on behalf of the center.

"I was stunned!" stated Ms. Carioli. "It was a little like the Academy Awards when the winner is convinced that someone else is going to win." The two other deserved nominees were ArtsExcursionsUnlimited (Renee Piechocki and Edith Abeyta) and Community Kitchen Pittsburgh (Staff).

According to the official event program, "The Allentown Senior Center has a strong connection to the Library and its services. Cyndie Carioli organizes and conducts programs that promote healthy living and learning for seniors who reside in Allentown, Knoxville, South Side and surrounding communities. Through collaboration, Cyndie and the staff of the Allentown Senior Center encourage seniors to discover new ways to enrich their lives using programs and resources from the Library."


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