PHOTO: Members of St. George Greek Orthodox Church with their 2014 Jersey Shore Greek Festival Outreach Fund recipients. From l to r: George Moutis, Festival Chairman, Harry Flaherty FCA State Director, Nancy Phalanukorn, Executive Director, Maria Sant, Board Member and Michael Sant, Ambassador, Family Resource Associates, Inc. Nikki Casale, Central Jersey Blood Center; Father Andrew Eugenis; Jean McKinney, Director of Development, Monmouth Medical Center; Jenise Nieves, Assistant Counselor, Luis, Diego & Isabella Nieves, Project Assist ; Ted, Joanna and Jordana Friedli, Kick Cancer Overboard; Theo Ritorto, Outreach Committee Chair. Photo by Barbara Terlecsky
Ocean Township, NJ – St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean, NJ offered donations to ten Monmouth County 501(C) 3 charities from the proceeds from of the parish’s 2nd Annual Jersey Shore Greek Festival which took place on the church property in June 2014. “These donations allow us to further our goals of outreach and Christian Orthodox Stewardship. These gifts, made on behalf of our entire Saint George Community, are our way of expressing our appreciation to the surrounding community at large for their support,” stated Fr. Andrew Eugenis, pastor. The total amount of donations were $7,000. The recipients of the 2014 Jersey Shore Greek Festival Outreach Fund are:
KICK CANCER OVERBOARD
THE LONG BRANCH PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS PROJECT ASSIST
MONMOUTH COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER’S PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC
FAMILY RESOURCE ASSOCIATESMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES OF
MONMOUTH COUNTYFELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
CENTRAL JERSEY BLOOD CENTER
THE COMMUNITY HOPE FUND OF OCEAN TOWNSHIP
THE FOOD BANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES
CENTRAL JERSEY JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Presentations were made at St. George on Sunday, December 28th 2014 following the Divine Liturgy, at which time Father Andrew Eugenis, George Moutis, Festival Chairperson and Theo Ritorto, Festival Outreach Chairperson presented the checks along with a certificate of recognition to all of the recipients in front of the entire congregation.
This year’s Jersey Shore Greek Festival is scheduled to take place on June 26, 27, 28.