Knight of the Month October
Recognition: Knight of the Month for October, Br. Phillip Allbritton.
Supreme recognized Council 5754 as a Double Star Council for 2019-2020 reaching 233% of the membership goals. DD Bentel presented a plaque to DGK Hough.
The Knights of Columbus organization has for the last 5+ years held an annual drive to provide new coats to children throughout the US. The local Sangamon Valley Knights of Columbus Council provided two cases of coats again this year to the Menard County Housing Authority to be distributed to local families. Pictured above is Ann Smith with the Menard Housing Authority accepting the coats from Chuck Fagan of the Knights of Columbus.
New Salem Roots hosts a Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner for the past several years. The Turkey dinner is free and open to everyone in the county. The Sangamon Valley Knights of Columbus made a donation to help with the cost again this year. Due to the COVID-19 issue this year all meals were carry out or delivered. Over thirty (30) Turkeys were prepared this year and over four Hundred (400) dinners were served. Pictured above is Rachelle Reincke from New Salem Roots, accepting a check from Chuck Fagan of the Knights of Columbus.
The Sangamon Valley Knights of Columbus 5754 made a donation to St Peters Parish to be added to the parish’s donation to the Roots Thanksgiving Dinner. help with the cost again this year. The meals area open to all resident of Menard county, this year all meals were carry out or delivered. Pictured above is Lisa Reeves St Peters Parish Office Administrator, accepting a check from Chuck Fagan of the Knights of Columbus.
The Knights of Columbus holds an annual Tootsie Roll fund raiser in September each year that supports individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. The funds raised this year were distributed to Brother James Court and Special Olympics. Pictured is Rob Queenan Assistant Director Region H of Special Olympics accepting a check from Chuck Fagan from KC Council 5754.
The Knights of Columbus holds an annual Tootsie Roll fund raiser in September each year that supports individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. The funds raised this year were distributed to Brother James Court and Special Olympics. Pictured above is Reilly Tebrugge Assistant Development Director at Brother James Court accepting a check from Chuck Fagan from KC Council 5754.
Knights of Columbus Council 5754 Donates Coats for Kids in November
The Knights of Columbus and their local councils donate thousands of coats throughout the world, and the need has grown considering this extended year’s pandemic.
The Sangamon Valley Council 5754 has donated coats to the local community for over 5 years, and this year, has expanded the giving of 2 cases of new coats to girls and boys of the Pleasant Plains, and surrounding area. Earlier the Council presented coats to the Petersburg community.
Pictured, from right to left, Patti Walbaum, President of the Pleasant Plains Community Club receiving a boy’s coat; Darrell Roll, Financial Secretary for Council 5754, and Trena Sabota, Secretary of the Community Club receiving a girl’s coat.