In September, we held our 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament. As it was last year, it was a rousing success! 69 golfers enjoyed the best, sunniest weather we could have hoped for at Eagle Vale Golf Course.
After golf, we gathered for a sit-down dinner followed by an introduction to St. Peter’s work from Patty and many, MANY raffle drawings. Almost everyone left with a raffle item, and we all left with gratitude for our extremely supportive community of donors and volunteers.
A special thanks to Paul and Linda Forte are in order; they (along with the rest of our fantastic development team) spent many hours putting the tournament together.
Back-to-School Backpack Program
Every August, the school year begins for our community members with a flurry of activity at SPK. For many years, we have put on the Backpack Program- a school supply and book-bag giveaway for kids in the community going back to school.
This year, due in large part to the efforts and generosity of the , we were able to give out 126 backpacks with grade-appropriate supplies inside! Students face enough barriers to success at school without having to worry about having the basics for class, so we are grateful that through the persistent support of our funders and volunteers we were able to promote these students’ academic success.
We are pleased to welcome Jerry Lupien as our new development coordinator / bookkeeper. Jerry has been volunteering for a number of years in helping to set up our accounting system and fundraising data management system as well as cooking on occasion. Jerry’s daughter Mary has also previously served as kitchen manager and assistant director at St. Peter’s Kitchen.
We warmly welcome Carren Gallagher as our Assistant Manager. Caren recently returned to Rochester after a successful career in New Hampshire. She has served in many positions with Meals on Wheels including as field supervisor and site manager. She is a certified Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and has served as Lieutenant with the Stratham, NH Fire Department.