Parsippany PAL to celebrate 50th Anniversary

PARSIPPANY — On Wednesday, September 30, the Parsippany PAL will be celebrating a major milestone in the history of of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Athletic League – it will be their 50th Anniversary.

For fifty years the organization has provided various programs (sports, intellectual, life skills) to fit the many needs of the youth and adults of our community.  All of this has been accomplished as an independent, volunteer organization funded by aid and donations from the community.

In order to recognize the many individuals and organizations who have contributed to this success, a Dinner Celebration will be held at the Knoll County Club on September 30 starting at 5:30 p.m.

The dinner is in honor of the work by the volunteers who conceived, built, and operated the PAL organization over the last 50 years, they will be honoring specific PAL founders and supporters at at the dinner in a brief ceremony.

This year’s honorees will include: Select – Morris County Building & Construction Trade Unions: Carpenters Local 254, Electricians IBEW Local 102, Laborers Local 3, Asbestos-Insulators Local 32, Bricklayers & Allied Crafts Local 4, Iron Workers Local 11, Operating Engineers Local 825, Painter Local 711, Pipefitters Local 274, Plumbers Local 24, Roofers Local 4, Sheet Metal Workers Local 22, Sheet Metal Workers Local 254, Sprinkler Fitters Local 696, Tile Marble & Terrazzo Local 7.

2006-2007 PAL Board of Directors: Carmine Catalano, Joseph Serrao, Jeff Hale, Sharon Magnussen, Joseph Plescia, Mayor Michael Luther, Chief Michael Filippello, Jayne Beline, Andrew Berns, Joseph Bevacqua, Leon Downes, Billy Boes, John Bucciarelli, Kevin Pizzuta, Michael Ruggier, Dr. Philip Santiago, Dick Schlenger, Tom Tuite, James Weathersby, Dr. Joseph Weisberg, Bob Wilhalme and Fred Zimmerman.

The current Board of Directors include: Dr. Joseph Weisberg, President; James Garrick, Vice President; Peggy Clayton, Secretary; Beth Tutty, Treasurer; James R, Barberio, Mayor; Paul Philipps, Chief of Police Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills; Brian Stanton, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council Liaison; Frank Neglia, Board of Education Liaison;  Tony Bonavitacola, Executive Director; Det. Dan Cicala, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department Liaison; Dr. Karl Alorbi; Rosemary Linder Day; Mike Whalen; Bob Wilhalme and Anthony Abrantes.

Honorary Directors include Joseph P Plescia, National PAL Board Member; Mike Pulsinelli, IBEW Local 102 and Steve Rosacha, TD Bank.

The Parsippany PAL is located at 33 Baldwin Road.

For more information on the Dinner Celebration and to order tickets, click here.