Dear Editor -
The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 have been hard at work with one of their biggest fundraisers of the year. Fall Mums Sale.
This fundraiser was started 16 years ago by Gerry Butrico and this year $3,000 was raised which goes to the Knights Charity & Scholarship Fund. One of the Knights of Columbus's principles is Charity; this Charity fund is used to support local residents who have charitable needs, over the past 16 years over $65,000 have been raised.
In just 3 days the Knights sold 500 small and 120 large mums.
Chairmen of the Mums Drive Gerry Butrico and "Mr. Salesman" Joe Scrudato sold 120 Large mums in just 1 day to local businesses & individuals.
The Knights really need to thank these businesses and individuals who have supported this Mums Sale for many years. These businesses and individuals know buying these mums is about supporting less fortunate people in South Plainfield :
Walter from KC's Corner, Jeff from Nischwitz, Mike from Bagel Pantry, David from Peter Pan Pharmacy, Bob Stillo from Stillo Paving, Phyllis from Grant Ave, KLK Trucking, Henry from Witty's, Nancy from the Observer, Tom Lanza, Sandi Cassio and Tom Cassio from Twin City Pharmacy, Sal from Sal’s Liquors, Shannon from Columbia Bank, Rob Bengivenga, Jr, Russell from Mr. Subs, Rich from Presto Printing, Pat DeSantis, Carl from R&C Autobody (who donated all of his mums to Our Lady Of Czestochowa Church), Joey Lemmo (who donated all of his mums to Sacred Heart Church), Ed Santoro, Cecilia Salon, Frank Licato, Jack Peterson, Andy and Andrew Pinto from Pinto Brothers, Glenn DelaSalla, Charlie & Debbie from Home Town Hero’s, Amir from Park Ave Barber, Sev from Ciccio’s Pizza, Paulo from Paulo’s Barbecue, Jack Strassburger, Harry Pizutelli, Rob Richkus, Steve Gitungo, Robbi Matusz, Kevin Keane, Bob Longo, Anthony Wargacki, Bill Butrico from Lehigh Utility, Debbie Boyle, Greg and Betty Gaydos, Phil Basista, Antojos Taco, B&C Deli and last but not least Bill & Kelly Butrico
Special thanks to Jim Gustafson and Ricky McCrisken from McCrisken’s-Gustafson Funeral Home, South Plainfield Fire Department and the Borough of South Plainfield for purchasing numerous small mums that were planted around town.
The Knights could not have succeeded this year without the help of the following Knights who volunteered: Adam Butrico, Steve Belanger, Bill Butrico, Anthony and Angelo Butrico, Steve Turrise, Rob Barone, Rich D’urso, Jordan Mandel and Carl Cirilli.
The Knights would like to thank Father John Alvarado from Sacred Heart Church for use of their parking lot in selling the mums after each mass. His partnership is great appreciated.
Lastly the Knights thank all Brother Knights, their families and all South Plainfield residents who bought mums and always support our Mums Sale year after year.
If anyone would like to be added to our sales list for next year, please contact Gerry Butrico at 908-346-0320
Gerry Butrico and Joe Scrudato