2007 Photo Gallery
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December 18, 2007 – Senator
Baker joins Senator Pat Vance in honoring the Cedar Cliff Junior ROTC program.
From left to right are Senator Baker, Joe Lucas, Nick Merli, SFC
(Ret) Jeff Benton, Natalie Shuntisch, Omar Garcia, COL (ret) Frank Hancock and
December 12, 2007 – Senator
Baker was joined by representatives of veterans’ service organizations,
the Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs and others who worked
to advance Senate Bill 915. The legislation was drafted to improve and
better coordinate veterans outreach and support programs in the
Commonwealth and was cosponsored by all 50 Senators. Above, Senator
Baker watches proudly while Governor Rendell signs the bill into law.
December 10, 2007 - Senator Baker addresses the crowd during the Pennsylvania
Funeral Directors Association Wreath-Laying Ceremony. The service was part of
the Wreaths Across America project, a national effort to place wreaths on
veteran’s graves at more than 230 cemeteries across the country.
December 8, 2007 - The Shohola Township Board of Supervisors honored George
J. Fluhr for 30 years of public and community service. Above Senator Baker joins
elected officials and representatives from several community organizations who
paid tribute to George (seated center).
December 8, 2007 - Daddow-Issacs
American Legion Post 672, Dallas, Luzerne County, held a Pearl Harbor
Remembrance Breakfast to mark the sixty-sixth anniversary of the attack. Above,
Senator Baker and Post Commander Clarence Michael stand with World War II
veterans who shared memories of their experience.
December 6, 2007 -
Valley West Middle School Choir sings holiday songs on the rotunda steps at the
December 5, 2007 - Students from the Dallas Middle School Jazz Band and
Select Chorus performed at the state capitol in Harrisburg. Above, Senator Baker
joins the group for a photo on the Senate floor.
November 21, 2007 – As part of
their community service project, Crestwood High School seniors Mary
Aigeldinger and Jennifer Birk organized a special mailing for local
soldiers. The students gathered donations from throughout the community
and raised money to send the care packages to troops stationed in Iraq
and Afghanistan. Senator Baker contributed a special note and flag pin
as part of the effort. Kneeling in the front row are boy scouts Brian
Lada, Jason Bender Brian Henning and Mark Dodson. Standing are Al Finn,
Board of Directors, American Legion, Post 781; Bonnie Gregory, Chris
Gegaris, Mary Aigeldinger, Jennifer Birk and Senator Baker.
November 18, 2007 - Senator Baker
presents a citation to the Jenningsville United Methodist Church in honor of its
125th anniversary. Joining her are Rev. Jean Swett, Pastor of Jenningsville
United Methodist Church (left) and, Rev. Susan Hassinger, Bishop of the United
Methodist Church's Wyoming Conference (right).
November 16, 2007 – Senator Baker presents a Senate certificate to Emily and Jay
Montgomery, owners of Calkins Creamery and recipients of the Wayne Economic
Development Corporation’s 2007 Innovator of the Year Award. From left to right
are Attorney Alfred J. Howell, WEDCO President; Senator Baker; and Emily and Jay
November 13, 2007 –
Stephanie Jallen of Wyoming, Pennsylvania spoke to the Senate to share her story
about overcoming adversity. Although born with a rare birth defect that left her
without her left arm and leg, she has become an accomplished skier and is
working to become a member of the US Paralympics skiing team. Above, from left
to right are Senator Ray Musto, Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll and
Senator Baker visit with Stephanie and learn more about her amazing story.
November 10, 2007 - Senator Baker honors area veterans during Representative
Karen Boback's Veterans Appreciation Ceremony.
November 9, 2007 – Senator Baker was a special guest at the Crestwood Middle
School Veteran’s Day Assembly. After the program, she spoke with 8th grade
class officers about public service. Above from left to right are Brain Baddick,
Crestwood Middle School Principal; Vanessa Novinger, 8th grade class
vice-president; Tess Chupela, 8th grade class secretary; Marissa Dunsmuir, 8th
grade class treasurer; Corey Gallagher, 8th grade class co-president; Philip
Kaufman, 8th grade class co-president; Senator Baker; and Al Finn, Board of
Directors, American Legion, Post 781.
November 9, 2007 –
As part of the Crestwood Middle School Veteran’s Day Assembly, students
read their award-winning essays and poems dedicated to our servicemen
and women. Above from left to right are Brain Baddick, Crestwood Middle
School Principal; Senator Baker; Aubrey Stewart, Jesse Quintiliani,
Thomas Schmidt, Isabella Sudol; Al Finn, Board of Directors, American
Legion, Post 781.
November 1, 2007 - Senator Baker joins representatives of area Lion's Clubs at
the Lower Wyoming Valley Regional Eye Bank meeting. Above from left to right are
Donna Marie Kravabloski, LWV Eye Bank President and Past District Governor;
Senator Baker; and Dave Liptka, Lake Silkworth Lions President.