It’s about celebrating the intrinsic worth and dignity of every single human being through Special Olympics.
Back on June 9, members of Council 11369 joined Brother Knights from Boardman Council 11915 and Campbell Council 13466 at Austintown Fitch High School Stadium, helping the athletes prepare for venues such as the Long Jump, Softball and Javelin throw.
Also, between 100 and 130 students and people from different organizations and clubs throughout the Mahoning Valley take time to volunteer at this event.
Thanks as well to Fitch Stadium, which has served as he practice site for Special Olympics for 48 straight years!
It was a practice event for athletes who were participating in the State Summer Games in Columbus on June 23-25.
Without the support of the Knights, participants would not be able to train for the events that they love.
Knights of Columbus councils have assisted with all aspects of the program around the world, from fundraising to feeding the athletes, organizing and judging events, and providing equipment and awards.
Our Knights Council and the Ellsworth Fire Department are sponsoring a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on May 5th.
Pictured above are several brother Knights and Ellsworth firefighters and township officials.
Here’s the news release we’re sending out:
K OF C SPONSORs PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST; SUPPORTING ELLSWORTH FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
The Knights of Columbus Council 11369 in Canfield and Ellsworth Township will be cooking pancakes, sausage and more in support of the Ellsworth Fire Department on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the township administration building.
The public is welcome. Donations will be accepted at the event, with all proceeds going to the department.
The administration building is at 6036 S. Salem-Warren Road, just north of the Routes 45 and 224 intersection in Ellsworth.
The council appreciates all the fine work the department does for its Brothers who reside at St. Paul Monastery, as well as for all residents of Ellsworth Township, also providing mutual aid to neighboring townships.
Most of our Council 11369 brothers have received their allotment of Cash Bonanza Charity Raffle tickets for the 2019 campaign.
The tickets sell for $5 each; you can buy them or sell them.
If you are a Brother Knight who has not received tickets or you would just like to buy a ticket, click here.
If you have sold tickets you would like to turn in, click here.
We will make selling opportunities available at the two churches; check your email or check back here at the website.
Cash or a check must accompany any tickets turned in. You can make checks payable to Knight of Columbus 11369.
You will get credit for sales based on the number on your tickets.
The deadline to turn in sold tickets is the April 4th council meeting at St Michael Church Hall.
As our council grows, the 10-tickets-per-member goal grows too; that’s where we cash in on all the rebates in the program. At 80 members, we must sell over 800 tickets this year. We sold 811 last year, so let’s shoot for 900! 1,000?
Thanks for your hard work in the past, and let’s make it another great campaign!
Here is the press release the Andy Skrobola Memorial Food Drive committee sent to the Canfield Town Crier and Vindicator Neighbors section, following another successful year:
Canfield, OH, January 7, 2019 – Another Andy Skrobola Memorial Holiday Food Drive has come to an end, and it was an overwhelming success.
More food than ever was collected in the city and township back in November.
It was also a record year for cash donations. $4,000 was donated so that the Lions Club could purchase turkey vouchers as well as additional food for our community’s needy families.
50 families consisting of at least 150 people were fed for a week at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition to the food donated and purchased, they received a turkey voucher for Thanksgiving and a ham for Christmas.
The annual holiday food drive is a combined effort of the Canfield Lions, the Knights of Columbus, Canfield Community Care Net, Canfield Rotary and the Canfield High School Leos Club. (The Leos Club is the youth organization of the Lions, with 150 members at Canfield High School.)
Thanks to the Canfield residents who filled grocery bags with non-perishable food and other items. The Lions, Leos and Knights dropped bags at 4,500 area homes, and picked up many of the filled bags.
The Lions purchased the turkey vouchers, the K of C bought the hams, Community Care Net provided food vouchers, and the Rotary Club provided winter coats.
$1000 in funding remains for food vouchers to be distributed during the Easter season.
Thanks to all, especially the community, for making this worthwhile endeavor possible.