Fix the Bells Fundraiser
Council: 2755 - SPRINGVALE
Father Bill Labbe asked both Knights of Columbus Councils for St. Therese Liseux to take the lead in fund raising to have the Church Bells repaired at Holy Family Church in Sanford Maine. The bells have not been in operation in many years and Father Bill thought it would be great project to raise awareness of the Parish. The goal was to raise $10,000 by Christmas. Springvale Council #2755 member Pete Auger began a social media campaign on the internet to raise awareness. Financial Secretary Scott Barraclough collected and monitored any donations sent to the council to forward to pay for the repairs. The council also provided funding at $272 to pay the cost of a Bean Supper that was supported by both councils on November 9th at 5pm at the St. Ignatius Gym in Sanford. Brothers George Watson, Pete Auger, and Richard Neal attended the bean supper in support. Council 2755 collected an additional $250 that was earmarked for the fixing of the bells. It is expected the goal will be met.