Resta’s Celebrates 70 Years With Discounted Gas, Donation To Food Bank


Frank Resta, owner of Resta’s Car Care, pumps gas during his business’ 70th anniversary on Sept. 17.

Business was a little extra brisk at Resta’s Car Care on Hamilton Street for about 70 minutes on Sept. 17.

That’s because owner Frank Resta was throwing a party.

Resta and his employees were celebrating being in business for 70 years. As part of the celebration, Resta was offering regular gasoline at 70 cents a gallon from noon to 1:10 p.m.

As an additional incentive, 35 cents from each gallon of gas sold was dedicated to the Franklin Township Food Bank.

After getting their discounted gas, Resta’s customers could have a burrito and chips, courtesy of Moe’s Southwestern Grill on Cedar Grove Lane.

Also on hand was a stilt walker, greeting customers as they drove in and waving to passers-by.

“It’s just a super proud day,” Resta said. “It’s a milestone.”

The business was started by Resta’s father, a fact the son acknowledged by wearing his father’s belt and ring.

“I felt his presence,” Resta said.

“Seventy years of anything is pretty special, let alone a family business,” he said.

“To be around for so many years, to have such a beautiful day and to be able to help the food bank, it just feels good,” he said. “I hope I can inspire others to do something for long a period of time.”

The Food bank’s Nancy LaCorte was also on hand to solicit donations for the organization.

Resta’s celebration and donation “means a lot because the community’s coming out and supporting a business that’s supported the community for a long time,” she said. “It’s great when we can partner with other organizations.”

2016 Resta’s 70th Anniversary


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