Thursday, April 26, 2012
2012 Mayfair Award Recipient Monsignor Charles McGroarty
***Text of the Letter***
April 26, 2012
Monsignor Charles McGroarty
Pastor, St. Matthew Parish
3000 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19149
Re: 2012 Mayfair Award
Dear Monsignor McGroarty:
Please accept this letter on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association (herein after referred to as “MCA”) as notification that you have been voted this year’s winner of our Mayfair Award. Last year was the first year this award was given out and the recipient was Reese Hartey, past Chairman of the Mayfair Community Development Corporation. The award is given each year to a neighborhood resident that has made a significant impact on our community and has done their part in making Mayfair a better place to live. That being said, through your tenure as Pastor of St. Matthew Parish, the School and the Church have become the backbone of our community and the envy of every parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
With the recent report of the Blue Ribbon Commission and inevitable closings of some parishes and schools, many of us finally realized how lucky we are, to be a part of the St. Matthew Parish Community and that is a testament to your hard work and unwavering commitment. So, on May 19, 2012 at 12PM at Cottman and Frankford Aves., during our Annual Mayfair May Fair, we would like to honor you as the recipient of the Second Annual Mayfair Award. Again, congratulations and please contact me with any questions.
Joseph J. DeFelice, Esq.
President (215) 292-3926
cc: Michael Scotese, President, Mayfair Business Association
Lisa Greco, Secretary, Mayfair Business Association
Peter McDermott, Secretary, Mayfair Civic Association