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The Knights of Columbus Judge John M. Roll Chapter in Tucson visited the monastery operated by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration to wash, repaint and repair the facility's sidewalks. Knights spent the morning power washing the ornate, rose-colored sidewalks that surround the monastery. The chapter regularly offers assistance to the Benedictine Sisters by providing grounds work and repair services for their 61,000-square-foot building.

Dan Vanyo of Holy Cross Council 7904 in Mesa was ordained to the diaconate Oct. 15 as the penultimate step on his path to the priesthood. Vanyo is supported financially by Council 7904 and by Father Juan de Padilla Assembly.

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Fourth Degree Knights look on as Special Olympics Athlete Jack Hansen receives a U.S. flag for the new Special Olympics Idaho Athlete Training Center. At the request of Special Olympics, seven Fourth Degree assemblies from southwest Idaho donated $650 to purchase a flagpole for the facility, which serves as the organization's new headquarters and as a state-of-the-art training facility. The pole was dedicated Sept. 11 at 7:59 a.m. MT, the time that the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.

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Sts. Cyril and Methodius Council 10567 in East Helena held its annual hog raffle. For the past nine years, council member John Symac has donated the raffle prize, and this generosity has raised more than $8,400 for the council's seminarian assistance program and for Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish.

Father Thomas F. Powers Council 13050 in Billings conducted a book drive for residents at an area women's shelter. The drive netted more than 200 books. The council also collected more than 75 winter coats for the needy. Knights partnered with a local drycleaner to wash the coats free of charge before passing them to a low-income assistance agency.

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St. Genevieve Council 13969 in Las Cruces volunteered at an "Empty Bowls" fundraiser event to benefit the El Caldito Soup Kitchen. Knights helped to sell empty bowls made by the Potter's Guild of Las Cruces that customers could then fill with food from any number of 44 participating restaurants. The event, which also featured a silent auction and raffle, raised approximately $30,000 for the soup kitchen, which serves thousands of people each year.

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