The Our Town America program has a long history of giving back to the community. The weekend event, held this year from March 10 through March 12, is known for its amusements, classic car show, the Our Town's Got Talent show, and various food and information booths. However, its main goal of raising funds for charitable works has made the event very meaningful, both for the community and for the Non-profits that work to make it a success.
Once again, the Knights of Columbus Council 8838 cooked hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, chicken wings, and funnel cakes for the hungry patrons of Our Town 2017. Chicken nuggets and chicken wings were big sellers this year, as were hog dogs and the ever-present funnel cakes. The weather cooperated all weekend long, with no rain and mild temperatures.
The photos are from Saturday evening on March 11. Click here to view more photos of the event.
Making tasty funnel cakes, burgers, hot dogs, and fries is one of the hallmarks of Council 8838's fund-raising activities. The prep work includes ordering supplies and manning the grills, but a necessary part of the prep is ensuring the equipment is clean and in good operation.
The photos above show Kninghts in the clean-up party, scrubbing and pressure-washing all the equipment. The "party" took place behinf WIngs Plus on February 25. Many thanks (in alphabetical order) go out to Dan Baeza, Daryl Morrow, Ernie Kubasek, John O'Toole, Larry Carballo, Luis De La Cerda, Manuel Millan, Ron Stancavage, Ton Saracco, Tony Fiore, and Walter Lee.
Now is the Time To Prepare for the Future
Do you have Admission Members on your Roster?
Do you have Brothers who need to make their Knighthood (3rd) Degree?
On Saturday March 25, you can cure these problems!
The Saint Vincent dePaul Seminary in Boynton Beach will be offering both 2nd and 3rd degrees to all eligible Knights
The Formation (2nd) Degree will be offered by the Boca Raton Formation Team.
The Knighthood (3rd) Degree will be offered by the South Beach Team.
Make Your reservations soon
The cost for each candidate is only $10.00 Made out to the Florida State Council
Contact John J. O'Toole at 954-801-4914 or Johnjo2l@aol.com for more information.
Saint Paul teaches that when one member of the Body of Christ suffers, we all suffer. The most poignant suffering of all is the suffering of those with intellectual disabilities. The annual Citizens with Disabilities Campaign, affectionately known as the Tootsie Roll Drive, is part of a ministry that attempts to provide assistance to those in need.
As part of the continuing effort in support of the Citizens with Disabilities Campaign. Council 8838 organized its first Tootsie Roll Drive of the year at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish the February 4 - 5 weeked.
The funds for this cause will in turn be distributed to the needy of our community. This is an annual Council event that rotates among the three parishes we support.
Many thanks to all of this year's parcipants, including the Knights and their family and friends who gave up their time for this worthy charity.
...to make a funnel cake? Well, it takes an army of Kniights, family, and friends, as evidenced by the photos take at the recent annual St. Andrew Parish Carnival held at, you guessed it, the St. Andrew Parish grounds. fans of the popular, heart-healthy carnival delights, waited in line throughout the four day event to purchase the tasty treats. Proceeds from the sale of the doughy wonders are donated to the Saint Andrew Catholic School,whose mission is to prepare students in a spiritual, academic and nurturing environment to become productive leaders rooted in the Catholic virtues of faith, hope, and love. View more photos by clicking here. Read more about Saint Andrew Catholic School at standrewscatholicschool.com.
Grand Knight Larry Carballo and the officers of Council 8838 are were formally installed into the 2016 - 2017 Council 8838 Officer body on Saturday, Septrmber 24. In keeping with tradition, the Columbiettes held their own installation ceremony prior to the Knights' investiture. Pictured above is the Officer Procession, as the District Deputy congratulates the newly-installed Grand Knight.
After the ceremonies, held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton social hall, lthe attendees sat down to a scrumptious Chicken Marsala dinner catered by La Pizzeria Restaurant of Margate. Various deserts topped off the meal, including cookies, cannolis, and cake.
Once dinner concluded, several awards were handed out for various achievements. Past Grand Knight Mitch Kraft (pictured at right) awarded Luis de la Cerda the prestigious "Knight of the Year" award for his for his exemplary and unselfish work for Council 8838 throughout the 2015 - 2016 Fraternal Year.
To see more photos of the event, including the Columbiette Installation, click here.
The recent flooding in Louisiana has been described as “the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy”. If you would like to make a donation to help the thousands who are homeless, please send your donation as follows:
Checks should be made payable to Florida K of C Charities, Inc., and annotated with "Louisiana Disaster Relief" in the memo line. Please mail your donation to:
The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. To be eligible to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney, Founder's, and Columbian awards. Your Council has been awarded the Star Council designation for the 2016 - 2017 fraternal year.
Congratulations, Council 8838!
The Fraternal year for all Florida Knights of Columbus Councils is from July 1 to June 30. if you haven't already done so, now you can pay your dues online. Just click on the link below.
The City of Coral Springs held its annual Fourth of July celebration at Mullins Park.. Your Council served up hundreds of hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, sodas, and of course, funnel cakes. These tasty treats , as always, were a hit with the record crowd in the park.
The weather cooperated with a rain-free evening of music, food and fun. We wish to thank all the Knights, Columbiettes, and friends who came out to help make this event a success. They are, in no particular order:
|Dan Baeza||John Tornincasa||Peter Swanson|
|Daryl Morrow||Lou Barrera||Richard Ascot|
|David Natur||Lou Cimaglia||Ron Stancavage|
|Ed Mercer||Luis de la Cerda||Tom Neil|
|Ernie Kubasek||Mary McCoy||Tony Fiore|
At times the wait for funnel cakes was 20 minutes long. However, most revelrers agreed that it was worth the wait!
Custom-made products and apparel with the Knights of Columbus logo and Council 8838 designation may now be ordered from our online vendor, Make-a-Tee-Online. The good people at Make-a-Tee has built a website for us at http://kofc8838.mademyshirt.com/ for our personal use. Make-a-Tee has created five items for us to order so far, with more to follow. Specifically, we can order T-Shirts, polo shirts, aprons, mugs, and tote bags.
There is no minimum order, and discounts are available when ordering two or more items. Dress shirts in a variety of colors will be available for order by mid-July (it is recommended that we each purchase at least a white shirt for Council functions.) There is a one week turnaround from order to pickup in Coral Springs. Shipping is availble for an additional charge.