FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY 2019 WEEK #8
For the second week in a row...I had the opportunity to reconnect with one of my true and friendly @pikappaphi_wcu brothers. Received a call a few weeks ago from my brother Mike Gioia (pronounced joy-ah) to come look at a commercial property his family owns in his hometown of Pensville, NJ. I recruited my brother @geoff.lapp to take the drive with me. We met with Mike’s older brother John (owner of J&M Mechanical Contractors) and brother in law Bruce (owner of All Seasons Landscaping) at the commercial property and had a great discussion on future opportunities.
What was really cool was seeing and sharing after all these years....how genuinely warm and welcoming the Gioia Family is and how incredibly grateful they are their love of family and family owned business. Just like the Lapp Family is truly blessed by our Amish family values...so too the Gioia Family honors their Italian roots. Another unexpected but special moment was meeting some of our PA Dutch freinschaft (group of family and friends) living in this once predominately Italian community... @lapps_dutch_market After a brief stop at Lapp’s plus exchanging Lapp gear, (Lapp Electric winter caps for them...LAPP Smokin Meats tees for us) we headed back to Wilmington to enjoy lunch at the iconic Charcoal Pit. One of the best burgers I’ve ever had plus a delicious mint chocolate shake to go...mmm good!
I honestly learned what true brotherhood looks like when I joined Pi Kapp in the Fall Of 1989 with 75% of my brothers being Italian and me being the .001% Amish bouva. I am truly grateful for the many friendships that were developed during my time spent at WCU majoring in Marketing and a minor in Fraternity. 😉 May God continue to shine his favor on the grateful Gioia Family and all past, present, and future Pi Kapp’s....Amen. Keep on shining brothers!!🌟😎
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