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    Pro-life Award

    Kennewick Council 8179 in Kennewick, Wash., continued is strong tradition of pro-life initiatives by partnering with another organization to obtain a box truck outfitted with a pro-life billboard as a way to keep their community informed. This project earned the International Pro-life Award accepted on the council’s behalf by Grand Knight and Mrs. Lawrence Devlin joined by State Deputy and Mrs. Donald McBride and Immediate Past State Deputy and Mrs. John Wallace.

    Kennewick Council 8179 in Kennewick, Washington, has a strong pro-life history. They host a bi-annual Pro-Life Conference, coordinate trips to the state capitol for the annual March for Life, participate in 40 Days for Life twice a year, and conduct monthly Pro-Life educational seminars.

    They also sponsor billboards and ads on Catholic radio stations.

    This year, under the leadership of Grand Knight Lawrence Devlin, they partnered to obtain a box truck outfitted with a pro-life billboard. They made sure the truck was visible throughout the area at 40 Days for Life, Pro-Life marches, at demonstrations in front of Planned Parenthood, and at other high visibility events.

    Most recently, the truck was the dominant sight at the Pro-Life March between St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and St. Joseph’s soccer field, where Knights fabricated or repaired —and staked — over 500 white crosses as a tribute to lives lost to abortion. Fifty council members volunteered 2,500 hours in support of these pro-life efforts last year.