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Tacony's Iatarola to be honored on Friday

Lou Iatarola (left) is happy to re­port on sev­er­al im­prove­ments to Ta­cony this year. One ma­jor change has been the con­struc­tion of a new ramp to I-95 South.

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Ta­cony’s Louis M. Iatarola will re­ceive the His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety of Pennsylvania’s His­tory in Pennsylvania Vo­lun­teer of the Year award on Fri­day dur­ing a lunch­eon at the Uni­on League.

Iatarola will share the award with Nancy Roan, a Mont­gomery County wo­man who has been teach­ing Ger­man folk arts and crafts to young people for more than 40 years.

Susan Corbett, the first lady of Pennsylvania, will be the key­note speak­er.

Iatarola was nom­in­ated by Jack Mc­Carthy, an arch­iv­ist, his­tor­ic­al con­sult­ant and pro­ject dir­ect­or for the North­east Phil­adelphia Hall of Fame.

“I can’t think of any­one more de­serving of the in­aug­ur­al His­tory in Pennsylvania Vo­lun­teer of the Year award than Lou Iatarola,” he said. “His con­tri­bu­tions over the last twenty years have been really far ran­ging. From pro­du­cing the an­nu­al Ta­cony His­tory Day parade, to work­ing with Pre­ser­va­tion Al­li­ance and the Uni­versity of Pennsylvania on his­tor­ic pre­ser­va­tion pro­jects and a his­tor­ic dis­trict nom­in­a­tion for Ta­cony, to writ­ing books, to man­aging the Ta­cony His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety’s pro­grams and col­lec­tions, the ex­tent of his ef­forts on be­half of loc­al his­tory are really amaz­ing.” ••End­Frag­ment 

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