The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus, Council 6203 recently completed the 2019 Lenten Fish Dinners at Holy Savior Academy School in South Plainfield.
This is the 15th year the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus have been running the fish dinners. Over the past 6 weeks 1400 fish dinners were sold with an average of over 235 people ordering dinner each week. All proceeds from the Fish Dinners goes back to 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.
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 Ratti and Rob Richkus who delivered all home bound meals, Lenny Kleczkowski, Tom Frantz and Bob and Candi Longo for their leading roles in the dinners. A Special thanks to the Knights who volunteer, from set up to cleanup crew, cooking and serving. In addition, thanks to all the Sacred Heart Church Parishioners, Community volunteers, and to Lisa Thompson for managing the youth volunteers 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 business card place mat fundraiser and to thank the following businesses/residents for their donations: Debbie Boyle from the Boyle Memorial Foundation, Shannon Jefferys from Columbia Bank, Bob Longo from Cornerstone Architecture, NJ State Senator Patrick Diegnan, Ed Santoro Law Firm, Vanessa from NK Truck Center, Frank and Sharon from Ferrero’s Pizza and Restaurant, Marjorie Reedy Realtor, Jimmy and Ricky from McCriskin’s/Gustafson’s Funeral Home, Georgeann from Mohn’s Florist, Nancy Grennier from The Observer, Presto Printing, R&C Autobody, Bill Butrico from Remtek, Rose Marie Pelton Realtor, Sandi, Bill and Tommy from Twin City Pharmacy and Steve Cechettini from World Insurance. It’s great to see our local businesses and residents support such a popular local event
The Knights also need to thank Rich from Presto Printing for donating all expenses from the place mats
Lastly Father John Paul Alvarado and Grand Knight Joe Wilkowski 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!