Easton’s Mayor Bob Willey has designated Thursday, August 16, 2018, as “Kathy Weaver Day” with a presentation scheduled for 11:00 AM at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Center on Canvasback Drive in Easton, behind the Giant Food Store. Mayor Willey chose to recognize Kathy and the many volunteers of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) for their contributions to Easton and Talbot County. This is a distinctive honor that the Mayor presents, on rare occasions, when he believes the honorees have rendered a service far above the usual call of duty. A generous donor has asked the Scottish Highland Creamery from Oxford to serve ice cream at the Center. All St. Vincent de Paul volunteers are welcome to attend.
Kathy Weaver has been manager of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Easton for more than 18 years. It’s Talbot County’s largest food pantry and has become the hub collecting point for 12 other food pantries in the County. SVdP picks up food from the Maryland Food Bank, many local retail food stores as well a variety of food resources, including local farms. Food comes in every week day, with volunteers needed to be at the SVdP Center to unload and handle the food.
Kathy manages every aspect of the food operation. Alex Handy, SVdP President says, “I don’t know how SVdP would function without her daily involvement. It’s particularly impressive when you consider that Kathy and all of the people receive no compensation for their efforts. Each of them does it because they believe in our mission, that is to serve those in need, plus they love Kathy.”
Along with other honorees, Kathy Weaver will be inducted in the MD Senior Citizens Hall of Fame during an awards luncheon on October 25th.