Northborough Lions Club donates to Trinity Church to purchase new stove


By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter

(l to r) Northborough Lions Club members Ron Jones, Rick Cayer and President Colleen Crowley presenting a check to Northborough Trinity Church’s Rev. Valeria Schmidt accompanied by Tom Danforth and Nancy Robbins in the kitchen of the church.
Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Northborough – On April 18, Colleen Crowley, accompanied by fellow Lions Club members Ron Jones and Rick Cayer, dropped by the Trinity Church in Northborough to present a check in the amount of $10,000 toward the purchase of a new stove for an upcoming kitchen renovation project.

“Trinity Church does a lot of events for the community and the community holds a lot of events here, so they are doing a major kitchen renovation. They will have a brand new kitchen and one of the big ticket items is they needed a new stove,” Crowley stated. “The money we’re donating for this stove comes from our annual golf tournament which is coming up on Monday, June 17, at Juniper Hills Golf Club.”

The Northborough Lions Club donation of $5,000 combined with an anonymous Lions Club member’s $5,000 donation will cover the cost of the new commercial stove needed for the renovation taking place this coming summer.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Lions that they are willing to support this project,” said Reverend Valeria Schmidt. “We believe that it is going to benefit more than just our church and we do appreciate their support for community meals and other ministry that we do for our town of Northborough.”

Tom Danforth, church member, said that the project will begin in June and they hope to have it completed in time for Applefest.

Schmidt noted that, once completed, it will be one of only a few in Northborough that will be a certified, restaurant-grade ServSafe kitchen.

Nancy Robbins, member of the Kitchen Renovation Committee, said that the church is still in need of additional funds. As such, the church is accepting donations. Checks, earmarked for “kitchen project,” can be sent to Trinity Church, 23 Main St., Northborough, MA 01532.