The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus council #6203 held their annual Keystone Residents Christmas party on December 16th. The Keystone Community is a residence in South Plainfield for Mentally Handicapped people. Over 80 Keystone residents & workers attended to enjoy a Christmas dinner and desserts. The residents also received a special visit from Santa who delivered many gifts to the residents.
The Knights would like to thank all of the Knights – Bill Thomas, Joe Scrudato, Bill Butrico, Mike Butrico, Robert Smith, Kevin Flanagan, Angelo Nigro, Lenny Kleczkowski, Bob Longo, Phil Thomas, Tom Walsh, Joe Wilkowski, Robbi Matusz, Dave Tomie and Grand Knight Tom Pollock and youths from our community – Jack Scrudato, Matt Cassio , Michalla Butrico, Lisa Affinito, Sarah Cargill, Sam Ratti, Katherine Doinski, Kevin Jones, Sydni Surowiec, Richard Marcovecchio, Jamaal Ptah and Geni Huber who cooked or served the residents their dinner.
A special thanks to Brother Knight Max Waldrop for his support in playing Santa and to Knight Bill and Kathy Thomas who donate all of the gifts and to Knight Joe Scrudato who donates all the gifts and food to the Keystone residents every year.
The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus have been hosting the Keystone residents for a Christmas party for over 25 years. Co-Organizers for this event are Knights Bill Thomas and Joe Scrudato.
Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society at a time in the United States when Catholic immigrants were being forced to renounce their Faith in order to earn a livelihood for their families. Our mission as Knights of Columbus, is to keep Father McGivney's dream alive, to actively seek out Catholic men and invite them to be a part of our community of Christian family life through participation in our social and fraternal programs of service to our Church, community, and youth.
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