Msgr. J. B. Gleissner Council 1834 in Bryan presented scholarships totaling $3,000 to three students at area high schools. The scholarships, established in 2011, recognize students with special needs who have overcome learning disabilities.
Our Lady of the Gulf Council 3253 in Port Lavaca sponsored a rosary for the unborn May 1 in front of its parish.
St. Basil Council 4204 in Sugar Land worked with students at St. Theresa School to host a pro-life change drive. Knights challenged students to save their spare change to help purchase a new ultrasound machine for a local pregnancy resource center through the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative. The students raised nearly $350.
Phil Kelley Council 6878 in Humble hosted a skeet and trap shooting event with assistance from the National Rifle Association to benefit Special Olympics. The event taught participants how to shoot before allowing them to compete in the contest. The NRA also donated $2,333 toward the event's fundraising, which totaled $5,000.
Msgr. Maurice C. Deason Council 8141 in Austin cooked beef and chicken fajitas for the Cinco de Mayo celebration for Texas for the Blind. Knights have cooked at this event for eight years.
The Good Shepherd Council 10186 in Stephenville donated the proceeds from its annual Lenten fish frys — funds totaling $3,500 — to seven charitable organizations.
St. John the Evangelist Council 13255 in Marble Falls prepared more than 960 roasted ears of corn for the hundreds of children who participated in Youth Day, an annual event that emphasizes the importance of youth in society through a day of games, food and shows.