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Knights of Columbus - Thank you

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The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus recently completed the 2017 Lenten Fish Dinners at Holy Savior Academy School in South Plainfield. This is the 13th year the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus have been running these dinners.

Over the 6 weeks 1,300 fish dinners were sold with an average of over 216 people ordering dinners each week. All proceeds from this event go towards Sacred Heart Church, Holy Savior Academy and the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Scholarship fund

Some interesting facts from this year Fish Dinners – 20 pounds of Linguini, 36 Gallons of Ice Cream, 40 Pounds of Chopped Clams, 40 Pounds Penne, 48 Pizzas, 120 Loafs of Bread, 150 Lemons, 236 Manicotti, 180 Pounds of Coleslaw, 210 Pounds of Flounder. 288 Pounds of Mac & Cheese, 210 Pounds of Red Sauce, 162 Pounds of French Fries, 240 Pounds of Salad, 144 Pints of Tomatoes, 144 Cucumbers, 350 Pounds of Tilapia, 1200 Packets of Tartar Sauce, 1080 Cookies and 945 Ravioli’s were served. 

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The Knights would like to thank all of the men, women and children who volunteered their time in helping set up, prepare, serve and clean up, especially Knights members Dan and Rob Richkus who delivered all home bound meals, Lenny Kleczkowski, Tom Frantz and Bob & Candi Longo for their leading roles in the dinners as well as the overall leader of this fundraiser Bill Butrico.

Without everyone’s dedication, the dinners would not have run as smoothly as they did. In addition special thanks to all the Sacred Heart Church Parishioners, Community volunteers, and to Lisa Thompson for managing the youths from the Sacred Heart CCD Classes who contributed many hours of help. 

The Knights would also like to thank 4th Degree Brother Knight Carl Adlassnig for running the place mat business card fundraiser and to thank the following businesses for their donations: BonVenture, Boyle Memorial Foundation, Cancela Insurance, Ciccio's Pizza, Columbia Bank, Corner Deli, Cornerstone Architecture, Doctors Express, Ed Santoro, Farinella Law, Ferraros Pizza, Franks Automotive, Giakas Cleaners, HK Truck Services, Investors Bank, Jack Pedersen Realty, KC's Korner, Marjorie Reedy Realty, Mohn's Florist, Mr. Subs, Nischwitz Seed & Feed, The Observer, Paulo's BBQ, Peter Pharmacy, Pinto Bros Disposal, Pizza Stop, R&C Auto body, Remtek, Rose Marie Pelton , South Plainfield Republican Organization, Tony's Pizza, Twin City Pharmacy and World Insurance. It’s great to see our local businesses support such a popular local event. 

The Knights also need to thank Rich from Presto Printing for donating all expenses from the Place mats and to Brother Knights Ricky McCriskin and Jimmy Gustafson for their generous donation.

Lastly Father John Paul Alvarado and Grand Knight Joe McGeehan would like to thank all of the residents of South Plainfield and out of town visitors who shared their Friday night meals over the past 6 weeks of Lent; it was a pleasure serving all of the neighbors and friends!

Joe Scrudato

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