The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 have been hard at work with one of their biggest fundraisers of the year. The past two weekends, the Knights have been at the South Plainfield Rescue Squad selling mums.
This fundraiser was started 14 years ago by Gerry Butrico and this year $3,100 was raised from this year’s mum’s sale which goes to the Knights Charity Fund. One of the Knights of Columbus's principles is Charity; this Charity fund is used to support local residents who have charitable needs. In just the 2 weeks the Knights sold 500 small and 84 large mums.
Chairmen of the Mums Drive Gerry Butrico and "Mr. Salesman" Joe Scrudato sold the 84 large mums in just 2 days 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 our town:
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, Peter from Sherbans, KLK Trucking, Henry from Witty's, Nancy from the Observer, Tom Lanza, Sandi Cassio, Tommy Cassio and Bill Ashnault from Twin City Pharmacy, Sal from Sal’s Liquors, Joe & Kathy Scarpitto, Shannon from Columbia Bank, Rob Bengivenga, Jr, Russell from Mr. Subs, Rich from Presto Printing, Kelli from Bosticks Auto Body, Pat DeSantis, Carl from R&C Autobody, Joey Lemmo (who donated all of his mums to Sacred Heart Church), Ed Santora, Frank Licato, Jack Peterson, Andy Pinto, Glenn DelaSalla, Jim Vokral, Charlie & Debbie from Home Town Hero’s, Amir from Park Ave Barber, Paulo from Paulo’s Barbecue, Jack Strassburger, Bob Longo, Bill & Florence from Leihigh Utility, Debbie Boyle, Flanagan’s Restaurant and Pub, and last but not the least Ken Torchia
As well the Knights need to thank Jimmy and Ricky from McCriskins/Gustafson Funeral Home, Butrico’s Auto Body and the South Plainfield Fire Dept who bought many small mums that were put in front of their locations.
The Knights could not have succeeded this year without the help of the following Knights who volunteered many hours selling the mums: Deacon Wayne Otlowski, Joe Wilkowski, Harold & Jason Bolton, Steve Belenger, Kevin Keene, Don Bolger, Ted Rubino and the hardest 4 year old future Knight of Columbus Anthony Butrico (son of Gerry Butrico)
The Knights would like to thank the South Plainfield Rescue Squad for use of their parking lot in selling the mums. Their partnership is great appreciated. The Knights always donate proceeds to the Rescue Squad for the use of their parking lot
Lastly the Knights thank all fellow brother Knights and all South Plainfield residents who bought mums.
Gerry Butrico and Joe Scrudato
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