Council member Chris Treftlin chaired the organizing committee to help hold this first ever yard and craft sale to support St George church’s ongoing maintenance costs. Several thousands of dollars were raised thanks to the overwhelming support of parishioners and those from other parishes.
Another sold-out partnership event with St. Ben’s and St. Peter’s Councils, at Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall on Saturday, 29 April 2017, to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Coats for Kids and other KofC charities.
Our Fraternal Advisor Dan Gimpel got the evening off to a good start by welcoming everyone, Father Savel provided further words of welcome and Fr. Vince Gulikers said grace. Our local MP Marilyn Gladu spoke about the Knights in very glowing terms and stressed on the importance of service to the community. Several other priests, deacons, District Deputies and Grand Knights made up for a glittering occasion.
A five course Italian menu was catered by our very own Giresi family – Joanna and Sam. Live musical performances were provided by Cynthia Fay (daughter of our Lecturer Richard) and Stephen Halsey, DJ Kip Cuthbert kept the dancers on their feet, when not otherwise rolling on the floor laughing! Line Dancing by Darlene Landers got the evening off to a great start. The gift basket draw, door prizes, spot prizes and the 50-50 draw kept everyone entertained. It was indeed a very entertaining evening. Thanks to the Giresis, all the volunteers (specially the servers), their families and friends, supporters, advertisers, fellow councilmen, priests, performers, the DJ, the MC and everyone else who might have been forgotten.
Mar 10: “A Knight’s Break” at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, Sarnia
As we did last year, Council 1429 partnered with other councils at this annual lunch event on the day before March Break. It has been another way to connect the Knights with the staff and students of the high school. Last year’s proceeds were used to fund the Jim Lathem Awards to three members of the football team who demonstrated virtue on the field, in the school, throughout the community and even towards their country. This year, with the help of staff and students, we have been successful in raising sufficient funds to continue this tradition. In addition, we have the good fortune to consider ways to recognize other groups of students.
2017, Feb 28: PANCAKE TUESDAY at Sacred Heart Parish hall
This was a hugely successful partnership event between the Vocations Ministry team and the Knights of Sacred Heart and St. Michael’s churches.
Over 130 persons attended the event to have a last bash at feasting, before the penitential Lenten period.
The proceeds will fund Vocations Ministry activities and Fr. Beneteau’s House of Discernment.
Another successful breakfast fundraiser with proceeds to go to the many charitable groups and events that Council 1429 supports.