The Freehold Borough PBA #159 and Downtown Freehold are honoring extraordinary community members this week with the second annual PBA Recognition Party.
Happening at the this Wednesday, Sept. 12, the cocktail party will serve as a platform to honor five Freehold Borough community members who have helped make the town a safer and better place.
“Police stories like these don’t always get out as quickly as the bad news does,” said Freehold Borough Police Officer Sammy Hernandez, an organizer for the PBA Recognition Party. “We appreciate those that do things to help the police and community. People that do great things don’t always get recognized and this is a way for them to receive the recognition they deserve.”
In addition to honoring residents, money raised from ticket sales will benefit events run by the Freehold Borough PBA all while attendees enjoy food, music, and an evening out on the town.
"All of the money raised at the event will go back to the community and events we do like Santa Train, Police Unity Tour, Youth Police Academy, and both Special Olympic events," explained Hernandez.
The five residents honored at Wednesday’s dinner will be Sheryl Mott, current Chair of the Recreation Commission; Joe Garofolo, a major player in bringing the Santa Train to Freehold; Felipe Cachu, cab driver who helped the with fleeing suspect, and helped 2-year-old passenger who went into distress while riding; Detective Michael George, who is retiring from the force after 25 years of service, and the Freehold Borough Fire Department as a whole. Each honoree will receive a plaque of recognition for their services to the town.
Tickets for Wednesday’s event cost $75 and can be purchased by contacting Christina DeGulis at Tina@downtownfreehold.com or by calling (732) 333-0094. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the PBA #159 headquarters at (732) 462-1233.
If you are unable to attend the PBA Recognition Party but would like to donate to the PBA contact DeGulis at the above contact information.