PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany Hills Viking Cross Country Team, along with their parents and supporters, would like to extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to the Parsippany community. After an initial setback with rain last weekend, Saturday September 16, provided an ideal sunny backdrop for our car wash fundraiser.
The team is immensely grateful to several local establishments and individuals who played pivotal roles in making our fundraiser a roaring success.
Firstly, a special mention to Sobhy Abdelhady from IHOP for generously hosting the car wash. His flexibility in rescheduling the wash due to weather and ensuring smooth operations today was invaluable. Edgar Ortega, IHOP’s General Manager, was instrumental in prepping for a hectic day. Their generosity did not stop there. Each car washed received a $5.00 gift certificate for IHOP, a wonderful gesture to encourage the community to support a local business.
Several local entities and individuals showed up in support, notably Parsippany’s Rockaway Neck Volunteer First Aid Squad, Saint Clare’s Health, and the Parsippany Police Department, who got their vehicles sparkling. They were also honored by a visit from Mayor James Barberio, an alumnus of Parsippany Viking. His support, both as an alum and as our Mayor, warmed our hearts.
After a morning of rigorous washing, our team was famished. Gianluca Fernicola and the team at Parsippany’s Best Pizza stepped in, feeding the energetic group. The cherry on top? They graciously covered our meal, showcasing their community spirit. A big thank you to them for their delicious food and big hearts.
To conclude, the team cherish and thank the Parsippany community for making the day successful. They urge everyone to continue patronizing Parsippany IHOP and Parsippany’s Best Pizza, exemplary businesses that truly care about their community. We are proud and thankful to call Parsippany home.