After nearly 40 years on the job, would you welcome a royal farewell when you retire, complete with a fancy banquet, speeches, the works? If you’re anything like Joe Maccolini, the answer is a resounding “no.”
However, the executive director of the Patrician Society did relent to his co-workers in agreeing to an open house at the nonprofit’s facility, 703 Green Street, Norristown, on Friday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., writes Gary Puleo in The Times Herald.
The East Norriton resident, who plans to devote more time in retirement to Javelin USA, the club he founded in 1999 with one-time nationally- ranked javelin thrower John Taylor, sees the event not so much as a farewell to him but as a welcome to incoming executive director, Liz Peteraf.
In a typical year the Patrician Society may serve about 1,400 families in its various capacities, such as the Summer Day Camp for kids 5 to 11 and the HUMAN (Housing, Utilities, Medical Aid for Neighbors) assistance program.
But its primary focus is the Emergency Food Cupboard, which provides monthly grocery baskets for eligible families who are entitled to receive one package filled with three days’ worth of three daily meals for all family members.
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