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St. Anthony’s Mutual Aid Society recognized for 100 years of generosity

(Woodbury, NJ) On Tuesday, Nov. 26 the Executive Board members of St. Anthony's Mutual Aid Society celebrated 100 years of service with the Board of Chosen Freeholders where they were recognized with a proclamation thanking them for their hard work and dedication to their cause. 

St. Anthony’s Mutual Aid Society was founded in the early 1900’s by Italian immigrants settled in and around Glassboro as an organization dedicated to helping families with monetary support and providing a place to socialize where their traditions and customs were protected and revered. 

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "St. Anthony’s Mutual Aid Society provides an incredible service through donations and providing the community with culturally rich events such as the Italian Festival in Glassboro."  

Freeholder Heather Simmons, liaison to the board of economic development said, “St. Anthony’s Mutual Aid Society has spent their 100 years in service giving back to the community they were founded in, whether it be donating to various organizations such as local schools, the local police department, and the Boys and Girls Club or hosting community breakfasts, St. Anthony’s Mutual Aid Society has truly left their mark on the Glassboro community.”  

Pictured: Carmen Mitcho, Chris Woerner, Anthony DeFrancesco, Freeholder Heather Simmons, Sam D'Amico, Mark Farrar and Paul Swider