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Our Lady of the Ridge Council 13201 in Chicago Ridge and Holy Family Assembly in Oak Lawn participated in a dedication ceremony Sept. 11 for a 9/11 memorial at Our Lady of the Ridge Church. The memorial, which was donated by an area monument company, pays tribute to first responders and members of the armed forces.

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Michigan District #30 collected $318 from its member councils to purchase a headstone for Fadhila Kala at St. Joseph Cemetery in Lansing. Kala, a Chaldean Catholic, fled from her native Iraq after her village was forced to convert to Islam. Settling in Lansing with her daughter, she lived in near-poverty due to her cancer treatments, and her grave at St. Joseph Cemetery remained unmarked until the Knights stepped in to help.

Michigan District #84 hosted its annual charity golf outing at the Nightmare Golf Course in West Branch. One-hundred-sixty golfers participated in the event, which raised $7,185 for charity.

Escanaba Council 640 purchased a Ten Commandments monument for placement at Holy Family Church in Gladstone. Escanaba Assembly provided an honor guard for the monument's dedication, which was presided over by Bishop Alexander K. Sample of Marquette.

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Father Vincent Capodanno Assembly in North Ridgeville hosted a program at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky to present new military service caps to residents there. At the request of veterans at the home, Knights purchased 60 baseball caps with the emblems of various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Knights then presented the caps to each veteran, along with thank-you notes.

Father Butler Council 968 in Hamilton sponsored a hamburger booth at the annual citywide Great Miami River Days celebration. The booth raised close to $1,000 for the council's scholarship fund.

Father Butler Council 968 and Father Stephen T. Badin Circle 5495, both in Hamilton, volunteered alongside parishioners to beautify the Marian grotto at St. Peter in Chains Church, one of the five parishes that the council serves.

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La Crosse Council 839 received a tabletop sculpture of Venerable Michael McGivney from Peggy Pelishek, the widow of deceased council member Raymond Pelishek. The sculpture, which features the face of Venerable McGivney in a cherry wood frame, was created by Father Joseph Watson while he was in residence at Our Lady of the Spring Bank Monastery in Sparta.

Father Otto Weber Council 2639 in Park Falls erected a pro-life cross display at St. Anthony of Padua Church with assistance from junior high students from St. Anthony of Padua School.

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