By: Maria Moore
The good people of St. John’s looked out into the community and saw many in town volunteering their time to enrich all of our lives. They saw the countless hours donated by these community-minded residents whose efforts provide us with volunteer fire departments, a volunteer ambulance association, many sports activities and, of course, our town’s boards and commissions without whose efforts our form of government could not function. And so they decided to hold a ‘Community Thank You’ picnic to thank the town’s volunteers who give for the good of all.
Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, June 10, the members of St. John’s cooked up hamburgers and hot dogs, served up delicious salads and desserts, and all the while, they visited with their guests and played games with the children. And in the background live musicians played for the pleasure of all.
All the volunteers who attended the picninc agreed: It was a very nice, neighborly time, one at which they were able to stop by, eat and visit, and then go on with their Sunday plans. While in the background, the good people of St. John’s, were working hard on that Sunday to make it all happen.
The NewHartfordPlus crew attended the ‘Community Thank You’ and they, too, enjoyed the food and camaraderie at the picnic. And for once, Maria left her camera in the car. Luckily for her, Rev. Salin Low was on duty on the photography front.
St. John’s Episcopal Church is located on the Green at Chapin Park in the Pine Meadow section of New Hartford. For more information about the church and the members’ various outreach programs please visit St. John’s website.
Many Thanks: To Rev. Salin Low for sharing her photos of the ‘Community Thank You’ with our readers.
Special Thanks: To Lucie and Lou Martocchio, members of St. John’s, for their hard work and hospitality which helped make the ‘Community Thank You’ picnic such a successful event.
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