On behalf of the staff of the Norristown Hospitality Center, we would like to wish you a good summer and a happy Fourth of July! Despite the changes in our celebrations this year, the Norristown Hospitality Center had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend, complete with our fourth annual Fourth of July Barbeque.
The Fourth of July barbeque was started by one of our employees, Sidney Williams, four years ago. Despite his health issues, Sidney insisted on moving forward with a social distancing event and cooked platters of food for the celebration. Our staff also came out on Saturday to serve hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, beans, and watermelon. As a special treat, a Mister Softee ice cream truck made an appearance and gave out free ice cream to our guests. Our client said it was “a joyous occasion for me and all of the participants here. I really enjoyed myself and it made being here really special during the COVID crisis”.
Although we had to adjust the event for health reasons, we served over 100 platters of food to our clients and those in the Norristown area. Sidney said, “I want people to know that I’m not the only one that is involved in this. I’m not just the brainchild, but there are so many other people donating.” The food for the barbeque was provided by our faithful donors and the ice cream truck was arranged by Sidney. “Thanks to all the people who donated and to all the people who volunteered. We couldn’t do it without you guys.”