Msgr. Bishop Council 2112 and Msgr. Bishop Assembly, both in Orlando, took to the streets to register citizens to vote. With the U.S. presidential election coming in November, Knights are helping the community participate in the democratic process.
Santa Maria Council 4999 in West Palm Beach donated $500 to the Sense-Abilities program, a youth program for children with autism and other intellectual disabilities.
Father Edward Joseph Farrell Council 6476 in Holiday co-sponsored a free men's only health screening with Florida Hospital North Pinellas. Nearly 80 men had the opportunity to receive free screenings that included blood pressure, cholesterol, prostate and spinal exams.
Members of Barney Gonyea Council 7109 in Safety Harbor and their families attended a minor league baseball game as part of Knights of Columbus Family Month. Espiritu Santo Assembly presented colors at the game.
Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley Council 11069 in Jacksonville hosted a "One Rose, One Life" prayer service when the Knights of Columbus Silver Rose visited Blessed Trinity Church. Holy Trinity Assembly provided an honor guard for the rose's arrival and for dignitaries who attended the event. The ceremony also included a rosary in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Tagalog, followed by other prayers and a council-sponsored reception.
St. Paul the First Hermit Council 14222 in Summerfield distributed $10,000 that it raised through various charitable initiatives to several community organizations. Among the recipients were Sumter County Special Olympics and the Hospice of Marion County.