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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.


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Bishop Gross Council 1019 and Bishop Gross Assembly, both in Columbus, co-hosted a dinner to benefit seminarian education. Approximately 180 people purchased tickets for the event, which raised more than $8,000. Six seminarians also attended the event.

Henry T. Ross Council 1939 and Henry T. Ross Assembly, both in Brunswick, co-hosted a ceremony at the Church of St. Francis Xavier when the Knights of Columbus Silver Rose passed through the area. Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer of Savannah celebrated Mass at the event.

Msgr. Daniel J. Bourke Council 3607 in Albany held its 14th annual seminarian support dinner. Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer of Savannah and nine seminarians joined 240 people at the event, which raised $8,500.

Americus Council 7113 held its 3rd annual "Taste of St. Mary's" dinner. More than 100 people attended the event, including eight seminarians. The dinner raised $2,525 to assist all of the diocesan seminarians.


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Father O'Byrne Council 3574 in Jacksonville donated and distributed electric fans to senior citizens in Onslow County to help combat the intense heat that gripped most of the United States this past summer.


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St Anne-Oratory Council 6756 in Rock Hill presented a new U.S. flag to St. Anne School on the first day of classes. The flag was previously flown in armed forces missions in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Immaculate Conception Council 11991 in Goose Creek responded to the needs of a council member who learned that he would undergo surgery that would leave him wheelchair-bound. Recognizing the immediate nature of the surgery, the council organized a team of volunteers, solicited nearly $1,000 in donations and obtained construction materials to build a wheelchair ramp at the Knight's home in only three days. The council also widened a doorway at the home to accommodate wheelchairs.


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Father James J. Scanlon Council 6936 in Highland Springs collected 200 music CDs for recovering patients at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center.

Jaylia Cummings displays the pompano fish that she caught at the Lynnhaven Pier during a fishing event sponsored by Pope Leo XIII Council 10804 in Virginia Beach for more than 180 children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia. The children enjoyed a morning of fishing in which they each received a fishing pole, t-shirt and lunch. For many of the participants, this was their first time fishing.


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Martinsburg Council 1169 picked up more than 100 box springs and mattresses that had been donated by a local hotel and delivered them to needy residents throughout the community. One of the recipients had just found out that she was regaining custody of her three children but needed three beds for them beforehand. Thanks to assistance from the Knights, the children were once again able to live with their mother.



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