On October 4th The South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 handed out their 2016-2017 End of Year Highest Council Awards. Grand Knight Joe McGeehan presented the 2017 South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Family of the Year Award to Joe and Lucille Rea and the Knight of the Year Award to Tom Frantz.
Joe Rea has been a member of the South Plainfield Knights for 46 years, he and his wife Lucille received their Family of the Year award for their outstanding support of Youth, Community, Family and Church Knights activities throughout the years. Joe is a lifelong resident of South Plainfield and ran the Joseph J Rea Real Estate Agency for over 50 years, as well Joe has been a member of the following organizations: Piscataway Rotary Club, Italian American Clubs in Piscataway and South Plainfield, the Piscataway Chamber of Commerce and a Member of the Plainfield Chapter of UNICO.
Tom Frantz has been a member of the South Plainfield Knights for 45 years, he received this Knight of the Year award for his many dedicated years to the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus as well, Tom supports one of the biggest fundraisers the Knights run every tear, the Scared Heart Lenten Fish Dinners. Tom arrives many hours before the fish dinners at Holy Savior Academy Cafeteria and gets the room ready and helps prep the food, as well supports all of the other Knights and volunteers to make this event run very smooth.
Some of the events Joe, Lucille and Tom have supported over the years are the Special Citizens Drive, Keystone Christmas Dinner, Mum’s Sale, Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Dinners, the OLC Feast of Saint Anthony Carnival, Don't Cook Friday Spaghetti Dinners and the Veterans Lunches
Grand Knight Joe McGeehan and the entire membership of the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus want to thank Joe, Lucille and Tom for their many years of Support to the Knights and our community.
When you see Joe, Lucille and Tom around South Plainfield, congratulate them on this very worthy honor.
Respectively submitted Joe Scrudato Past Grand Knight
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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