K of C April News Letter


                                                    Knights of Columbus Council 1796 

Dear Brother Knights,                                                                                             April  2021

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the Fish Fries during Lent. We will be having our MeasureUp Campaign fish fry April 23, 2021. All proceeds from this event will go to the Darke County Special Olympics. The meal will still be carryout only for $8.00. Hope you can come out and support this event. The Darke County Special Olympic field day event this year will take place without any spectators. Therefore we will not be selling kettle corn in May.

“2021 Super Cash Bonanza Charity Campaign” We made our quota for the first turn in, with a record number of ticket sales. Ray has sent the tickets and money to the State Council. If you have not purchased your tickets please do so and turn the ticket stubs and money into Ray Beyke (467-6061) by May 8th so he can get everything sent in to the State by May 14th.

We will be selling Roses after all Masses on Mother’s Day weekend (May 8 & 9) to raise money for the Darke County Right to Life. If you can help at a Mass, call Gary Ayette (547-1757) and let him know which   mass you can help at.

We will be selling BBQ chicken dinners like we did last year. The first one is May 16, 2021 serving from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the hall. The dinners will be 1/2 BBQ chicken, Au-Gratin potatoes, green beans and a roll for $10.00. The dinners are pre-sale tickets only. You can pick up an envelope in the back of Church or call me or email me to order tickets. Other dates will be June 27th, Aug. 22nd, Sept. 26th & Oct. 24th. We will be serving BBQ chicken at the Gathering at the Garst July 24th & 25th.

The Knights will be leading the rosary at the 8:30 am Mass every Sunday through May. If you can help out be at church by 8:00 am each Sunday.

Horse Shoe will be starting in May at the hall. If you would like to participate give me a call or email me. Cost is $20 for 10 weeks of pitching on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm. The competition is a lot of fun. Along with pitching the shoes comes a lot of BS ‘n. So feel free to come out and join.

Officer’s nominations for next year will be at the next meeting May 6, 2021. Remember our meeting night has changed from the first Wednesday to the first Thursday night at 7:30 pm. Our social meeting will be on the third Thursday night at 7:30 pm. You can bring your wife or a friend to socialize and play cards or other games.

See the attached flyer for the upcoming Bicentennial Marian Pilgrimage starting on May 16th. If you are interested in participating you can sign up on the website mary2020.org. 


One final note, Father Matt has agreed to be our Chaplin. If you get a chance, welcome him to our council. 


Pot of Gold winners March Ed Hemmelgarn (present) April Aaron Cox (not present)

March monthly drawing winners are $50 Doug Shields, $20 Elaine Mueller & $10 Gerri Schlater.

April monthly drawing winners are $50 Dennis Eckstein, $20 Mike Rieman, & $10 Martha Morrow.


Vivat Jesus

GK Luke Stachler

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Kurtis Black is our Field Agent. You can get in touch with him at 937-570-6070

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