Kiwanis Key Club Members serve Thanksgiving Dinner to Senior Citizens at IHOP

The dining room was crowded with guests eating a Thanksgiving Dinner donated by IHOP

PARSIPPANY — On Wednesday, November 27, six members of Parsippany High School Kiwanis Key Club: Michael Coles, Vidhi Patel, Aesha Shah, Ashmi Desai, Samman Pandey and Dea Ellis, along with Key Club Advisor Lindsay Hulin, Mayor Michael Soriano, Kiwanis Members Nicolas Limanov, Greg Elbin, Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor District 9 Carol Tiesi and Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill served dinner and distributed Apple or Pumpkin Pies to over one hundred Senior Citizens of Parsippany.

Every year, IHOP Parsippany hosts the senior citizens on Wednesday evening for a complimentary “Thanksgiving Dinner.” The dinner included delicious turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and green beans.

The students first started seating the seniors, then took their beverage orders and delivered them a home-cooked meal. After the seniors were done with their dinner, the Key Club members cleaned the dining room, and set the tables for additional rounds of senior citizens until they served over one hundred seniors.

We would like to thank Mo Abdelhadi, co-owner of IHOP for arranging and donating the dinners; Michele Picone, Director of Human Services, for arranging with the Senior Citizens; Greg Schneider-Director of Public Works for arranging the transportation of the Senior Citizens; Kimberly Polachek, Care-One for donating over one hundred apple and pumpkin pies; Mayor Michael Soriano for helping with serving and cleaning up with the Key Clubbers and the members of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany for taking time out of their busy holiday schedule to help coordinate the event.

Kiwanis Club President Frank Cahill, presented a “Certificate of Appreciation” to each of the Key Club Members stating “On behalf of the members of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany we thank you for being part of the Key Club and making a difference in our community.”

Members of Parsippany High School Key Club with Mayor Michael Soriano, Kiwanis District 9 Lieutenant Governor Carol Tiesi, Parsippany High School Key Club Advisor Lindsay Hulin, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill, IHOP Manager Edgar Ortega and members of Parsippany High School Key Club.
Mayor Michael Soriano and Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill distributing pies to guests as they left IHOP. The pies were donated by CareOne.
Frank Cahill distributing pies to the guests as they left. The pies were donated by CareOne.
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany presenting Dea Ellis with a certificate of appreciation
Most of the seniors were transported to IHOP by Parsippany Transit
A Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie was donated by CareOne to every guest to take home
A Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie was donated by CareOne to every guest to take home
Mo Abdelhadi (center), co-owner IHOP Parsippany with two chefs preparing the Thanksgiving Dinner
The dining room was crowded with guests eating a Thanksgiving Dinner donated by IHOP
The dining room was crowded with guests eating a Thanksgiving Dinner donated by IHOP
The dining room was crowded with guests eating a Thanksgiving Dinner donated by IHOP

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