The Union County Freeholders honored a Garwood resident this month with a prestigious award. Pat DiFabio won the 2009 New Jersey State Jefferson Award.
DiFabio is a longtime Garwood resident who has worked with the volunteer fire department in town for more than 50 years! DiFabio is the President of the Garwood Senior Citizens Club and has volunteered at a number of other places in town including the first aid squad, his church, and the town's little leagues.
Mayor Dennis McCarthy was joined by two borough council members to applaudDiFabio.
The Jefferson Awards were founded in 1972 by Sam Beard, Jacqueline Kennedy and Senator Robert Taft to honor people who do outstanding community service. The awards are presented on both the national and local levels. The recipients of the New Jersey State Jefferson Awards are ordinary people who, through public service and volunteerism efforts, do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition or reward.