“Not everyone is as fortunate as we are,” said Knight and Maspeth Lion Dominick Coticchio, who has been helping in the effort for a number of years.
“They are not able to get out, so we think it’s a noble gesture in this time of holiday cheer to have someone from the community come to their door and deliver a nice hot meal,” said Knight Joseph Romano.
The Knights team up with a number of businesses and organizations in this effort, including POMOC, Holy Cross Holy Name Society, Kowalinski Post, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Maspeth Federal Savings, Franks Deli & Catering, Megiel Funeral Home, Papavero Funeral Home, Three Sons Pizzeria & Restaurant, The Markey Family, Mr. V. Troise, Connolly’s Corner and Long Island Wholesale Florist.
“The event gives the Knights of Columbus an opportunity to team up with some of the great business people in town to give to the community,” said Bill Spano.
This year’s event was bittersweet, as a longtime volunteer at the event was noticeably absent.
“Knight Dominick Perrotta, one of the nicest guys we know, recently passed away,” said Tom Dellamonica. “He was always here at this event with a smiling face and a helping hand. We miss him dearly this year.”
The Knights of Columbus has been located at 69-60 Grand Avenue for more than 60 years. They are always looking for new members.