BOONTON — Valentine’s Day came early for the New Jersey Firemen’s Home residents. On February 9, A Hero’s Welcome North New Jersey was honored and humbled to donate a Valentine’s Day lunch to the residents, many of whom are veterans.
One of AHW NNJ’s generous supporters donated the lunch anonymously. The residents were treated to a delicious lunch from Roma’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, also located in Boonton, consisting of Chicken Francese, baked ziti, meatballs, penne vodka, and tossed salad.
The dining room was festively decorated with a poster and placemats made by the Corpus Christi School’s Beta Club students. Every resident also received a Valentine made by first and second-graders from the school. AHW NNJ also provided goodie bags filled with candy donated by Tadina Polanco.
Monica Story, CTRS, CDP, CMDCP, the home’s Recreation Director, said, “The residents enjoyed everything! It was so special!”
Rose Pagan, AHW NNJ’s Director, and volunteers are always happy to recognize our veterans and first responders for their service! “They served their country and came home and served their communities too! We especially appreciate when schools and schoolchildren participate in our missions! Their efforts bring many smiles to those our missions honor!” said Pagan.