SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus held their annual Keystone Residents Christmas party on December 21st. The Keystone Community which has been located in South Plainfield for many years recently placed there residents across Middlesex County in group home settings. Ray Fantusi and the whole Keystone staff do a great job supporting Mentally Handicapped people to give them a better way of life.
In what was the biggest turn out in all of the years this event has taken place over 120 Keystone Residents & workers packed the Knights hall and enjoyed a great Christmas dinner and desserts. The residents also received a special visit from Santa who delivered many gifts to the residents.
A great big thank you has to go out to the following Knights who supported this great event – Father John Alvarado, Grand Knight Joe McGeehan, Bill Thomas, Ted Rubino, Carmen Sylvester, Harold Bolton, Joe & Lucille Rea, John & Frances DeAndrea, Neil Towney, Bill Butrico, Mike Butrico, Robert Smith, Lenny Kleczkowski, Tom Walsh, Richie Lee, Dave Tomie and Tom Pollock. As well a thank you goes out to our members wife’s and youths – Dawn, Gianna & Anthony Tomie, Brendan, Colin, Nolan and Patrick Berry and Christopher Lee who served the residents their dinner.
A special thanks to Brother Knight Joe Waldrop for his support in playing Santa and to Knight Bill and Kathy Thomas who donate all of the gifts to the Keystone residents every year.
The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus have been hosting the Keystone residents for a Christmas party for over 30 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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