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Senior Center Holds Father’s Day Breakfast

Leo and Claire Appolloni, Barbara Pleasant and Gus Schmitt at the South Plainfield Senior Center’s first Father’s Day Breakfast.  Credits: Victoria Caruso
Edward and MaryAnn Curtin at the Father’s Day Breakfast.  Credits: Victoria Caruso
 South Plainfield Senior Center member and volunteer Grace McGinnis dishes out fruit during the Father’s Day Breakfast.  Credits: Victoria Caruso
Neil Infante was one of 20 lucky members to win a frozen ham donated by FISH.  Credits: Victoria Caruso
Members at the South Plainfield Senior Center’s first Father’s Day Breakfast.  Credits: Victoria Caruso

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Senior Center held its first Father’s Day Breakfast on Tuesday, June 23. The event, which attracted a large crowd, offered members the opportunity to catch up with friends while feasting on a variety of breakfast food options provided by the Middlesex County Nutrition Program (MCNP) and FISH, a Piscataway-based Christian charity.

Throughout the year, the senior center holds numerous parties, however, Tuesday’s breakfast was the first Father’s Day-specific event.  “We had 100 for today; not a bad turnout for a first time Father’s Day Breakfast,” said Tree Olano, director of the South Plainfield Senior Center.

The Father’s Day Breakfast featured everything from muffins, cookies and bagels donated by FISH as well as yogurt and fresh fruit. Kerri Edwards from MCNP and volunteer members of the center also served up eggs, French toast, eggs, sausage and hash browns. Additionally, 20 frozen hams donated by FISH were raffled off to lucky members.

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Art Osterberg, a daily visitor to the center who enjoys playing cards and being a part of the billards team, along with Anthony Capone, Richard Strodel and Anthony Mondoro all agreed the Father’s Day breakfast was wonderful. “I come here all the time,” said Capone, who has lived in South Plainfield for 89 years. “It’s a great place to meet people, hang out and have good conversations.”

Edward Curtin, a 45-year resident of South Plainfield who attended the breakfast with his wife MaryAnn, added.  “This is wonderful. It’s all about us today!” 

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