Sunday, February 27, 2011

Irmo knights of columbus raise more than $6,000 for special needs children

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 27 2011           Irmo  Knights of Columbus Raises and Donates More Than $6,000 to           Organizations Assisting Mentally Disabled and special Needs Students.  IRMO- Our Lady of the Hills' Knights of Columbus Council 6892 recently held its          annual luncheon and presentation to benefit its sponsored organizations,        assisting mentally disabled children an children with special needs.        The Irmo Knights of Columbus Council, which made one hundred and five percent        of its fund raising goal for this year, held the  February 19,2011 event at        the church;s family life center, Located at 120 Marydale Lane.        The Irmo Knights of Columbus Council, which made one hundred and five percent        of this year's fund raising goal, made presentations of $3,085.17 each to the        Fairwold Pendergrass School for mentally challenged students, located in        Columbia, and the South Carolina Special Olympics.       The presentations were made by council grand knight, Sir Knight Gerald       Couture, and Father, David Whitman of Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church.       Father Whitman who recently became parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Hills       Church, is also a member of the Knights of Columbus Organizations.       The Irmo council would like to thank the community and the following local       businesses for their continuing support of the Operation H.O.P.E       fundraisers,that helped raise the more than $6,000 that was raised to benefit       Fairworld Pendergrass School and South Carolina Special Olympics. Irmo Fatz       Cafe' at 7420 Broad River Road, that sponsored the kickoff breakfast, this       past August; Kroger Grocery store in Irmo, Sams Club Store in Harbison, and       Wal-Mart on Bush River Rd.       Operation H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday) is a nation wide Knights of       Columbus campaign, that benefits various charities that work to assist and       enhance the lives of physically and mentally Challenged citizens, and 85       percent of all proceeds stay within the community in which they are raised.       For more information on the Irmo Knights of Columbus Council's Operation       H.O.P.E fund raising programs to benefit the mentally disadvantaged citizens       interested persons may contact Jim Sansonetti, Operation Hope Chairman, at      803-361-1801. 

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