December 7, 2022 By Carol Britton Meyer
The annual luncheon for seniors hosted on Tuesday by the Hingham Police Association at South Shore Country Club was a cause for celebration.
"We have hosted this dinner for decades and could not be happier to return this year after the pandemic prevented us from doing so in 2020 and 2021," HPD Lt. David Petitti, who is treasurer of the HPA, told the Hingham Anchor. "Helping those in need as well as sharing moments such as this further our mission."
It's all hands on deck as Hingham police officers of all ranks along with the HPD civilian staff volunteer to make the event a success.
"Donning an apron over our uniforms has become a rite of passage over the years," Petitti said. "This year's event would not be possible without the help of Raffael’s at the South Shore Country Club, which ensures that the room is beautifully set, the food is delicious, and our seniors leave with smiles on their faces."
Police Chief David Jones shared his enthusiasm for the event. "This is a time that all of us look forward to each year as an opportunity to give back to our community," he said. "I’m thrilled that we were able to bring this amazing event back after being forced to cancel for the past two years."
Jones expressed appreciation for his fellow officers. "I’m proud of the men and women of the Hingham Police Department who volunteer their time and work so hard to make this event so special for our senior residents," he said. "I’m thrilled to be a part of this annual tradition and look forward to many more to come."
This is the largest community event hosted by the HPA -- the charitable arm of the HPD, which includes all sworn personnel.