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Maryland District #1 served food and beverages at the 5th Annual PurpleSwim Baltimore Aug. 5. Knights served food to more than 300 people at the event, which raised approximately $35,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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Lafayette Council 514 in Dover raised $6,500 during its annual fund drive for people with intellectual disabilities. The proceeds were distributed among several special needs organizations.

Bordentown Council 570 prepared and served dinner to the Poor Clares of Chesterfield in honor of the order's 800th anniversary. Knights have been serving dinner to the sisters for 37 years out of a desire to support priests and religious in the area. The latest dinner at the convent saw 15 nuns and two visiting priests in attendance.

Harry Aharon Jr. (right) and Mark Kimble of Our Lady of the Highway Council 3835 in Little Falls fingerprint Yasmin Hajbi, 8, during a community street fair. Knights provided free child identification kits — which included fingerprints — to families with young kids at the fair.

Msgr. James A. Bulfin Council 6513 in Malaga led a one-mile procession through the community with a statue of Mary on the feast of the Assumption. All funds raised during the celebration were donated to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church.

Tabernacle Council 8733 set up, volunteered at and disassembled the Pine Barron's Festival at Holy Eucharist Church. Knights manned booths, sold food, collected money and provided security at the event, which raised about $100,000 for the church.

Sancta Familia Council 11498 in Blackwood awarded scholarships to six students who will be attending high school and college in the fall. The council also awarded a vocations scholarship to Peter Gallagher, who will begin his studies for the priesthood at St. Andrew's Seminary.

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St. Anastasia Council 5911 in Little Neck donated $500 to Cathedral Preparatory Seminary in Elmhurst.

Hampton Bays Council 7023 partnered with the Hampton Bays Volunteer Fire Department to sponsor a summer carnival for adults with intellectual disabilities. Knights and firefighters provided the guests with hats and assisted them with entering and exiting the carnival rides. More than 225 people from Long Island-area group homes attended the event.

Heart of the Island Council 7262 in Selden hosted a blood drive July 30 that netted 121 pints of blood.

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Pope Pius XII Assembly in Easton hosted a night out at a minor league baseball game for assembly members and their families.

Holy Family Council 3397 in Bridgeport and Catholic War Veterans Post #1683 collectively sent more than $3,000 worth of pre-paid phone cards to U.S. troops serving overseas. The cards entitle each soldier to about 85 minutes of talk time.

Pope John Paul I Council 7565 in Norristown created a Community Outreach Program to assist needy members of the community with housework. As their first project, Knights undertook a number of renovation projects for a local widow and her son. Council members cleaned gutters, cut the grass, trimmed trees, repaired doors, fixed a sink cabinet, replaced a radon mitigation system, mended a window, washed the deck and painted several rooms.

St. Elizabeth Council 13141 in Upper Uwchlan harvested 3,200 pounds of potatoes from Springton Manor Farm and donated them to the Chester County Food Bank. From there, the spuds will be delivered to area food pantries for distribution to the needy.

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