Gala Centerpiece Project:

For information or to participate in the Gala Centerpiece Project email

Thank you to the schools participating in our 2014 Blue Ribbon Gala Centerpiece Project! This year we will display work from the following schools:

  • Abington Heights High School
  • Abington Heights Middle School
  • Armstrong Elementary School
  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters Programs in North Pocono School District, Old Forge School District, Hilltop Manor Community, Mountain View School District, Blue Ridge School District, and Montrose School District
  • Blue Ridge Elementary School
  • Canaan Christian Academy
  • Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
  • Clarks Summit Elementary School
  • Dallas Middle School Functioning Life Skills Class
  • Daydreamers School-Aged Children
  • Dunmore High School
  • Holy Cross High School in Dunmore
  • McNichols Plaza
  • Mid Valley  High School
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School
  • Riverside Junior/Senior High School
  • Scranton High School SADD Club
  • United Neighborhood Centers Day Care (Green Ridge)
  • Valley View Elementary School
  • Valley View Intermediate School
  • Wallenpaupack Middle School
  • West Scranton High School
  • Western Wayne Middle School

2014 Art Contest – Theme: Building Hope 

The theme of the Marley’s Mission 2013-2014 Art Contest is “Building Hope.” Children were invited to to use their imaginations to envision what that can translate into through a drawing.  (Contest ended November, 2013.)

Selected artwork may be chosen to represent Marley’s Mission at a First Friday Scranton event in December and at the Fourth Annual Marley’s Mission Blue Ribbon Gala on Feb. 15, 2014.  Additionally, finalists’ entries may have their work turned into special occasion blank note cards that will be sold to benefit Marley’s Mission.

Questions? Email

Abington Journal article on artwork: Marley’s Mission Invades First Friday 

Looking back:

2013 Gala Art Contest  –  Theme: Forever Home

Thank you to all the schools, organizations and students who donated artwork and displays this year for the 3rd Annual Blue Ribbon Gala.

We especially thank:

Abington Heights Elementary School, Bancroft Elementary School, Blue Ridge Elementary Art Club, Canaan Christian Academy, Daydreamers School-Aged Children, Cre.ART.ivitY Art Studio, Dunmore High School, Howard Gardner Charter School, Lackawanna Valley Presbyterian Church Sunday School, McNichols Plaza, Mid Valley High School, Old Forge High School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School, Our Lady of the Snows CCD, Riverside Elementary West,  Riverside Junior/Senior High School, Saucon Valley Elementary School, Valley View Elementary School, and Valley View Intermediate School.


2011-2012 Art Contest  – Theme: Hands & Hooves

Winner of the People’s Choice Award
(Gabriele, Age 12)


(Samantha, Age 11)


Other images of art from Gala 2011 and Gala 2012: