How to be involved as a parent in your child’s education? That is a difficult question made easy by Don and Peg Allocco. They simply helped out in any way possible. As their children expanded into various activities in the school district, so did these two selfless people. Don coached in the Rec Program for soccer, ran the Rec Soccer for six years and remained treasurer for four more years, retiring from that position last year. He coached travel softball and travel basketball and Spartan Junior Basketball. And then he kept the book for the girls basketball team for many years. Through all this the pay was the same. He never took more or less. In fact, he simply did more. You always saw him on the side lines doing the 50-50 along with Peg. The concession stand was their domain. If tickets had to be sold, the teams knew who to ask. Don and Peg simply said “yes, we will help.”
Peg didn’t stop there. She was a homeroom representative, cafeteria volunteer, Odyssey of the Mind coach, and quilt maker for a yearly raffle. Always in the background but always ready to do her part. Most programs need volunteers to help out and the Allocco’s did that for everything their children ventured into. They embraced the chance to help out and make things easier for everyone else. The baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and lacrosse programs owe Peg and Don a big congratulations. Thank you.
Peg was the Stevens Elementary Founders Day Award winner in 1999 and Don was the PTA Council Founders Day Award winner in 2004.