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Letter from Debbie Boyle


Letter to the Editor:

The South Plainfield Business Association hosted their 6th annual "Taste of South Plainfield", on Monday, March 13, 2017.  One year ago the Business Association decided that the South Plainfield businesses,  that have served the residents of South Plainfield for 30 years and more, should be honored at the "Taste", to continue the 90th Birthday Celebration for the Borough of South Plainfield.  The "Taste Committee" asked Mayor Anesh, as an honor to him, to present the Proclamations to these businesses.  The committee began to compile businesses that they researched that have served this community for 30 years or more.

The Business Association honored the following businesses:  Cindy Michaels Jewelers - over 30 years; Paul's Stationery - 32 years;  HK Trucking - 35 years;  Salerno's Ristorante - 35 years;  Pinto Bros. - 40 years;  Presto Printing - 37 years;  Mohn's Flowers and Fancy Foods - 40 years;  Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical - over 40 years; Liftec Inc. - 40 years;  Sportsworld - 40 years;  McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals - 41 years; Carousel Hair Salon - 43 years;  Giakas Dry Cleaners - over 50 years;   Halls Warehouse Corp. - over 50 years;  JT Penyak Roofing Company - over 50 years;  Peter Pan Pharmacy - over 50 years;  R & C Auto Body - over 50 years; Tony's Pizza and Restaurant - over 50 years;  Frank P. Licato Agency - 60 years;  Eckhardt Family South Plainfield Sheet Metal, Heating and Air Conditioning - 60 years;  Coppolas Garden Center - 90 years;  Harris Structural Steel Company - over 106 years;  Nitschwitz & Company - over 120 years.  The South Plainfield Business Association was very proud to acknowledge these South Plainfield Businesses, who also continually give back to our students and community through donations to many fundraising events.  South Plainfield Borough Council President Derryck White bestowed Borough Seal Pins to all the acknowledged businesses.  Mohn's Flowers donated all the live flower centerpieces for our tables.

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The South Plainfield Food Businesses who attended with samples of their food products, which  allows residents to "taste" their products and bring business into their establishments were:  Ciccio's Pizza - Maple Ave.:  Hometown Heros - Hamilton Blvd.; Mr. Subs; - South Plainfield Ave.;  Sherban's Restaurant - Front Street;  LaBonbonnier Bake Shoppe - Hadley Road;  Rodolfo's Pizzeria and Restaurant; - Sampton Ave.;  Imperial Deli - Park Ave.; Little Nicky's Italian Hot Dogs - South Plainfield Ave.;  Marie's Sweet Designs - South Plainfield Ave.;  In and Out Bagels - Plainfield Avenue;  Kenny's Empanadas - Belmont Ave.; Nanking Restaurant - Stelton Rd - near Kohl's;  and WineCountry of South Plainfield for their variety of Wines and Craft Beer vendors.  Please visit these South Plainfield Food Establishments who are supporters of South Plainfield through donations to our student fundraisers.

Thank you to our vendors, who also attended the "Taste" Event :  AristaCare Health Care at Cedar Oaks;  DoTerra Health and Wellness Oils - Marie D'Urso; Field of Honor Flags - Hannah and Barbara Rhoads ;  IDLIFE Health and Wellness - Paul and Michele Billich; Scentsy - Linda Dashuta; Touchstone Crystal by Cathy Herman and 31 Bags - Crystal Corveleyn-Gilbert.

Thank you to The Knights of Columbus - Joe Scrudato and the Squires for all their continued assistance, Deane Croce and Lisa Bellot for all your volunteer hours before, during and after the "Taste" and Cindy Eichler for your assistance, Amy Antonides for all your tireless assistance formulating the Proclamations; Council persons for your support and attendance - Christine Faustini, Gary Vesce, and Joe Wolak and to the overwhelming support of those who attended to support the South Plainfield Business Association,  The funds raised from this event are for the high school senior student scholarship program.   The "Taste committee" of Debbie Boyle - Financial Secretary; Fred Butler - Secretary; Nancy Grennier - President and Marge Reedy - Vice President are grateful for the support.  Thank you to the South Plainfield Observer and TAPinto South Plainfield for all the articles on the "Taste" and the businesses that were to be honored.  Thank you to Tree Senior Citizens Director, Angelo and Linda for all your help."Thank You" to our DeeJay and announcer Matthew Victoria of JVM Entertainment.

The South Plainfield Business Association

Nancy Grennier- President; Marge Reedy - Vice President; Shannon Jefferys - Treasurer, Debbie Boyle - Financial Secretary and Fred Butler - Secretary

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