The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Bishop Charles P Greco Assembly #2147 held there annual luncheon on June 10th for over 30 Veterans from the Menlo Park Veterans Home who served in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam War’s.
Every year the Knights celebrate all that the Veterans have given back to the United States for our undying freedom.
The Veterans were served a gourmet Barbecue from Joel and Karen Burton from Bubba Burtons BBQ of South Plainfield that included Barbecue Chicken, Ribs, Shrimp, Baked Potatoes, Hot Dogs, Fresh Vegetables and Coleslaw. Fresh baked pumpkin and cheesecake pies were made by Pastry Chef Suzanne Butrico.
After dinner the Veterans played High Stakes Bingo games where $300 was given away from donations made by fellow Knights of Columbus members
Organizer of the event was 4th degree Faithful Navigator Bill Butrico, who would like to thank the following Knights for the help in making this a very special day for our veterans: Grand Knight Joe McGeehan, Tom and his daughter Katie Pollock, Joe Scrudato, Jim Vokral, Tom Walsh, Phil Thomas, Tom Pisack, Tom Frantz, Frank Rainear, Joe Polakowski.
Also supporting this event were Chief Squire Jack Scrudato, Boy Scouts Nick McGeehan and Kyle Urtell from Boy Scout troop 207
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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