Welsh honored with plaque at final meeting

Outgoing Coal Township Commissioner Gene Welsh, third from left, receives a plaque in honor of his hard work, at his final meeting as a Coal Township commissioner in December. With him are Commissioner and board president Craig Fetterman, left; solicitor Vince Rovito, second left, and Commissioner Bernie Rumberger, right.

COAL TOWNSHIP — “This is definitely a bittersweet moment for me.”

Outgoing township Commissioner Gene Welsh delivered an impassioned goodbye speech to his fellow board members concluding with a generous donation of $200,000 to the Recreation Center project on Arch Street at Thursday’s commissioners meeting.

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Dear Mr. Welsh: Thank you for your generosity. An overwhelming act of kindness. We need more like you!

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