When I first started this site several people told me I need to go talk to Vince Flocco. I noted their advice, but figured I would wait a few months until I built up the site and hopefully there was a buzz about it around town.
So when I started the “Conshohocken Celebrity” section, I wasn’t surprised that the most nominated person was Vince Flocco. He is a member of the Flocco family which has owned and operated Flocco’s on Fayette Street since 1926. They carry a full line of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes, work shoes, school and team uniforms and have a huge selection of tuxedo rentals.
Since the late 1980’s Vince Flocco has been the driving force behind the Conshohocken FunFest, the AMBUCS Special Athletics Program (ASAP) for Special Olympians and the annual Conshohocken AMBUCS Restaurant Rally. The Restaurant Rally held annually in May draws over 225 people, and makes a net profit of about $10,000 for Special Olympics.
If you aren’t familiar with Vince from all the above, you may remember him making the news several years ago as the “long ranger” who saved someone from a house fire. Vince left once the fire trucks arrived and no one knew it was him until the following day.
Vince is supported in his efforts by his wife Debbie, who serves as the Chair of the Restaurant Rally. Vince and Debbie have two children whom they adopted after serving as their foster parents.