Union County Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski (right) issues a proclamation honoring Cranford resident Catherine Felegi, the recipient of the Clergy Council of Cranford’s 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award. Freeholder Kowalski is joined by (from left) Cranford Mayor Tom Hannen; Cindy Hannen, chairwoman of the Clergy Council and Catherine Felegi.
Ms Felegi created and organizes Operation Warm Heart at Cranford’s First Presbyterian Church. The program provides overnight shelter and a wide array of services to homeless Union County residents.
The award was presented at Cranford’s 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Recognition, which was held at the First Baptist Church of Cranford. Leaders from Cranford’s many religious denominations participated in the event.