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Holy Trinity Assembly in Jacksonville donated $400 to Jeffrey Byer to help complete his Eagle Scout project. Byer, whose father and brother are members of Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley Council 11069, designed and built a meditation garden at the Women's Help Center in Jacksonville.

In honor of the Year for Priests initiated by Pope Benedict XVI, Coral Gables Council 3274 hosted a Cajun dinner for area priests. Among those in attendance was Archbishop John C. Favalora of Miami.

Barney Gonyea Council 7109 in Safety Harbor held a celebration to honor Father Paul L. Clougherty, who is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a priest. Following the council's monthly meeting, more than 70 council members came to pay tribute to Father Cloughert, who is also a member of Council 7109.

Doug White of St. Louis the Crusader Council 12929 in Tallahassee waves to motorists on the street before the council's first Lenten fish fry. Beginning Feb. 19, Knights sponsored a fish fry each Friday in the weeks leading up to Easter.

Our Lady of Grace Council 13243 in Palm Bay served a chili dinner to Catholic students at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Royal Palms Circle 2797 in Lehigh Acres donated $100 to the Hope Hospice building fund to help construct a new end-of-life care facility in the community. The funds were presented at a circle-sponsored spaghetti dinner.

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Knights from throughout Forsyth County held their annual community dinner for agencies that provide support to people with intellectual disabilities. Representatives from 30 agencies attended the event, during which $26,990 in donations was distributed.

Bishop Michael Begley Council 770 in Charlotte teamed with Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Johnson & Wales University to host two pancake breakfasts at St. Patrick's School. The menu included blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes and homemade grits. The events raised more than $1,000 for the council's charitable fund.

Children search for Easter eggs and candy on the grounds of Infant of Prague Church during an Easter egg hunt March 14 hosted by Father O'Byrne Council 3574 in Jacksonville. More than 85 children participated in the event before meeting with the Easter Bunny. At a separate event, the council presented its annual Exceptional Teacher Award to Melinda Mediros, a teacher at Richlands Primary School who was recognized for her outstanding rapport with students.

Carl Graham, Jim Gedwellas and Birch Devault of Immaculate Conception Council 7184 in Hendersonville unload donations the Interfaith Assistance Ministry (IAM). During the weekend of March 6-7, parishioners donated 2,789 pounds of household goods and $476 in cash donations to assist those in need. IAM is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides emergency relief to Henderson County residents who have met with financial crises.

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San Juan Bautista Council 1543 in San Juan held a blood drive that netted 30 pints of viable blood for the Red Cross. The council also prepares food for the needy and homeless several times each year. Annually, Knights distribute about 850 meals.

El Consejo San Juan Bautista #1543 de San Juan emprendió una campaña de donación de sangre que recolectó 30 pintas de sangre para la Cruz Roja. El Consejo también prepara comida para los más necesitados y los sin techo varias veces cada año. Los Caballeros distribuyen 850 platos de comida cada año.

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Father Thomas Tierney Council 6884 in Seneca held a St. Patrick's Day social for council members and their families. More than 100 attendees enjoyed a full-course meal of corned beef and cabbage, as well as entertainment by bagpiper Christopher Kresse.

Our Lady, Star of the Sea Council 7122 in North Myrtle Beach raised more than $12,300 during its annual fund drive for people with intellectual disabilities. Following the drive, the council hosted a brunch at Prince Resort to distribute the funds among five area schools and ARC.

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