Award and Benefit Funds Presentation Night




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Award and Benefit Funds Presentation Night


Council: 2219 - WESTBROOK

Project Description:

Since March 2018, Council 2219, had pursued many fund raising events for various purposes and all funds raised would
be handed out at the 2017-2018 Fraternal Years Annual Award/Benefit Presentation Supper. The event was started
in 2015 in order to recognize various individuals, groups, church and other organizations, as well as to promote the
works of the Knights. On the evening of June 25, 2018 a free, three course dinner was served to 145 individuals.
Upon completion, presentations were made. They are as followers.
1. Seven $500.00 scholarships were awarded to graduating students from high schools in the local area.
2. Boy Scout Troop 87, was presented with a $2000.00 check to help send young Scouts from low income families
to Scout Camp.
3. Six hundred and twenty-five (625)pounds of food was presented to the Westbrook Food Pantry.
4. The Westbrook Soccer League was presented a $500.00 check from the Council in support of the league.
5. A check for $2800.00 was given to the Dyer Family to help send their 10 year old son, with type 1 diabetes to
the ADA Camp Carefree in New Durham, New Hampshire for the years 2018 and 2019. The camp is staffed with
volunteer medical personnel to assist and educate those dealing with similar medical conditions and also to
help these kids enjoy the activities that other youths enjoy.
6. A special presentation was further made to the 10 years old boy as well as to his 8 year old brother. The 10 yr.
old was presented with a duffle bag filled with enough clothing to last 2 weeks which was donated by the
family of a Brother Knight of Council 2219, His brother in turn also received a package which was also donated
by another Brother Knight and his family which contained baseball equipment as well as a radio remote truck.
Both boys were very happy and excited after receiving their gifts.
7. Another presentation was made to a representative of the American Diabetes Association, Camp Carefree, New
Durham, N.H. A $1000.00 check was given to them to add to their funds which are used to help other youths
with similar medical issues as the 10 year old youth mentioned earlier.
8. One of the most important presentations was to the presentation of a $25,000.00 check to the Church to help
with the cost of repairs to granite stairs of one of the entrances/exits of the Church as they had to be closed
off seven months ago due to there unsafe condition.
9. The last presentation was a sad one to all who attended as well as to the parishioners of all of the Sebago Lake
Parishes. A check for $500.00 was given to Fr. Michael Seavey as a going away gift. Fr. Mike was the biggest
supporter of the Knights of Columbus that the council has seen in years and he would no hesitate to tell
everyone about the work that the Knight do for the Church and the community. Not only would he brag about
the Knights but he would always make a point to set aside some time to insure he attended any function
that Council 2219 had.
Upon completion of all the presentations the event was ended by announcing all of the new Council elected officers
for the 2018-2019 Fraternal Year. Fr. Louis Phillips, Sebago Lake Region Parish Pastor, gave absolution. See attached

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