FJC Staff and Volunteers gathered on Thursday, August 1, for the second annual FJC Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. Gathering at Stiglmeier Park in Cheektowaga, guests enjoyed a delicious BBQ dinner, complete with hot dogs, chicken, sausages, salads, and more! Delicious sweet treats were also available, courtesy of KupKates Bakery in Buffalo.
Volunteer chef Dan Barone gave his time to grill the delicious feast; with DV Advocate and Volunteer Coordinator, Jaclyn Strycharz, and her mom, Cindy Chentfant organizing the event. Everyone was ABUZZ with excitement, as the picnic was bee-themed, with charming yellow and black decorations adorning the pavilion: complete with bee-autiful floral centerpieces, courtesy of Maureen’s Wholesale Flowers in Buffalo. The skies were a beautiful blue, and the summer sun was shining for this picture-perfect party!
The celebration gave volunteers from all the FJC locations a chance to meet and enjoy an afternoon of fun and friendship. What’s more, Helium Comedy Club of Buffalo and Paula’s Donuts generously donated prizes to raffle off to our hard-working team of volunteers.
CEO Mary Murphy spoke to the group after dinner, giving heartfelt thanks on behalf of the entire organization, for the amazing work volunteers do day in and day out. We thank all our volunteers for giving your valuable time to support the Family Justice Center, and the domestic and relationship abuse victims who walk through our doors each day.
Thank you again, volunteers, for BEE-ing so great!