Chris Butt, Eagle Scout and Chapter Chief, with Amangi Wulit Chapter, Order of the Arrow, Buckskin Lodge 412, visited on Saturday, February 9th, the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Island Council #6911, with packages of essential items to be shipped to the Service men and Women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan by their Adopt-A-Battalion program. The supplies were very much appreciated, as are all donations from the community to our brave troops overseas.
Thank You For Your Support
You might have given a dollar at the tree lighting ceremony, or dropped a dollar in our bucket at the train station or in town. Maybe you wrote a letter or said a simple prayer on behalf of our troops. Perhaps you brought items to our council for us to ship. Maybe you sent a check to help with the cost of shipping, or provided free advertisement.
The Knights of Columbus #6911 of MassapequaPark would like to thank the entire community for their support of our Adopt-A-Battalion program. Since the program was initiated in Nov., 2004, we have been able to ship 2,500 cartons of donated items, valued in excess of $110,000. We have sent over 9,000 cards and letters of support written by students of local schools. We were able to spend $26,000 in postage fees, thanks entirely to your generosity.
It is amazing how such a simple idea can affect the lives of so many wonderful people in such a positive way. Our servicemen and women, many of whom are our friends, family or neighbors, serving in Iraq or Afghanistan have truly appreciated all the support the community has provided. Your support has and continues to help them get through a very difficult time in their lives. They know their sacrifice is appreciated. So, thanks to everyone who supported or participated in our program.
Knights of Columbus Basketball Freethrow Contestants
On January 6, 2008, a Basketball Freethrow Contest was held in the AMES Gymnasium. The contest was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #6911, Our Lady of the Island.
Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Island, recieves Recognition at Village Hall in Massapequa Park By: Sabrina Hafner, Junior Photo-Journalist
Left to Right -- Bernard Hennelly, Chancellor; John Sansspree, Deputy Grand Knight; Joseph Banarrigo, Grand Knight; John Sulivan, Warden
Village Hall -- pictured above
Mayor James Altadonna
On November 19, the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Island, was recognized for their "Civic Activities." This recognition was held at Village Hall in Massapequa Park.The Knights of Columbus especially sponsors the town's Halloween Day Parade. Mayor Altadonna gave recognition to the Knights of Columbus for all of their sponsoring and dedication to the community.
Knights of Columbus Ships 2,000th Carton to Troops By: Sabrina Hafner, Junior Photo-Journalist
On Saturday, November 3, 2007, the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Island, Council #6911 celebrated it's 2000th carton shipped to our U.S. servicemen and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Knights sponsors a program called, "Adopt A Battalion" which just passed it's third year shipping essential items at a cost of $21,000 and estimated value of over $100,000.
Attending the celebration was Congressman Peter King, Legislator Peter Schmitt, Town Supervisor John Venditto, Town Clerk Steven Labriola, Councilmen Anthony Macagnone and Joseph Muscarella, Councilwoman Rose Marie Walker, Massapequa Park Trustee Harry Jacobson, and 4th District Judge Candidate Rhonda Fischer and Judge Richard S. Lawrence, Judge of the Family Court of Nassau County.
Donations and packages such as toothbrushes, tooth paste,candy, granola bars, travel size (alcohol free) toiletries, razors, nerf toys, pens, pencils, childrens' toys, can be brought to the Council hall every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, located at 2 Eastgate Road, Massapequa Park (near Big Daddy's Restaurant on Front Street). Additional information can be found on the Kof C website: http:www.kofc6911.org. or by calling (516) 798-9887 and consider joining the Knights!
Bernard Hennelly, Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of the Island Council
__________________________________ Knights of Columbus Memorare Council 3476 by Sabrina Hafner
On Saturday, October 13, 2007 The Knights of Columbus Memorare Council 3476 held an Italian Night Dinner. John Savin hosted the evening and Singer Tony Della made a guest appearance to perform live music -- pictured below
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