Knights host community awards ceremony at St. Joseph, Sea Isle City



Cape Trinity Catholic School teacher Betsy Robinson accepts the Teacher of the Year Award from the Knights of Columbus Madonna Maria Council of Sea Isle City. Shown with Robinson during an award ceremony on Oct. 28 is Grand Knight Vic Gentile.

The Knight of Columbus Madonna Maria Council 3560 recently honored a group of local citizens who have positively impacted their community. During a ceremony at St. Joseph Church in Sea Isle City, six honorees were given plaques.

Senior Citizen Award: Bob Lynch. Before his death in September, Lynch served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister, and co-chairman of Sea Isle City’s Town Watch/Town Pride.

Shield of the Year Award: Sean Mulholland, a New Jersey State Trooper who currently works in the state police’s Marine Division.

Teacher of the Year Award: Betsy Robinson, a teacher’s aid at Cape Trinity Catholic School in Wildwood.

Family of the Year Award: the Chabok-Utz clan, which includes Chris Utz, Connie Chabok and Casey Utz, 17 — all of whom are often seen volunteering during parish events and Masses. Chabok, who is a member of Parish Council, is also the parish’s lector coordinator.