A group of approximately 90 volunteers from St. John Fisher and the Marlborough Congregational Church joined forces during the HOTTEST weekend in July to serve 14 households in town. This first annual effort spanned three days, July 19 - July 21, and was highlighted by a kick-off barbecue, lunches each day, a Saturday Mass and pizza gathering and a wrap-up ice cream social for all volunteers and the residents whose homes we serviced. These gatherings were only made possible due to the generous donation of our air-conditioned St. Thomas More Hall and the volunteers who staffed these events!
Not only did the service team volunteers brave the heat by keeping hydrated and nourished, some unfortunately are dealing with the effects of concealed poison ivy on a few properties. So when we say it was a "glowing success", we are not referring to the glowing rashes that some have - continued prayers for our volunteers and the promise of a poison ivy free zone next year!
Our sincere thanks to our youth and young adult service team: Greg A., Tina A., Lea B., Tayrn B., Caroline G., Greg G., Hailey G., Brendan N., Sean N., Caroline M. and Ethan M. In addition, our resounding thanks to the service team adults and all those who made the various gatherings possible in our hall: Paulette A., Terry A., Nancy A., Cindy B., Theresa B., Jim C., Cathy C., Jim C., Meg C., Matt G., Kristen G., Sue H., Melissa J., Dave L., Midge L., Annie M., Maura M., Doug M., Barbara M., Jen O., Matthew P., Rosinda P., Donna S., Ginny V., Tony W., Chris W., Peggy W., and Pete Y.
In addition, our gratitude to all those who baked and provided desserts, bottled water and monetary donations.
A "Big Thank You" to Marlborough Pizza for donating the pizzas and the fixings for the three lunches that the volunteers were able to enjoy!
This was TRULY a group effort and one where our faith, community and fellowship were all in