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KC drive aids four programs

Friday, November 18, 2011

On Monday, Faith, Hope and Charity, Genesis Development, Storm Lake Special Education and Storm Lake Special Olympics each received checks for $1,133.56 from Knights of Columbus' 2011 Drive for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. From left: Steve Becker, Grand Knight for SL Knights of Columbus; Bev Christiansen, Storm Lake Special Olympics; Stephanie Beck, Faith, Hope and Charity; Sandy Pingel, Genesis Development; Lori Porsch, Storm Lake Special Education and John Murray, Chairman for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, Knights of Columbus.
On Monday, Nov. 14, at the KC Hall, funds were distributed to four different charities in Storm Lake as a part of the 2011 Drive for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities conducted by the Storm Lake Knights of Columbus. Faith, Hope and Charity, Genesis Development, Storm Lake Special Education and Storm Lake Special Olympics each received checks for $1,133.56, which was the most distributed in several years. An additional $503.81 was also sent to the Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Fund managed by the Iowa State Council of the Knights of Columbus, which has routinely distributed additional funds to Faith, Hope and Charity and Genesis Development.

Funds were raised through an omelette breakfast, a silent auction, distribution of Tootsie Tolls and a mailing campaign. The total net revenue raised was in the amount of $5,038.06.

The honorary chairman of the drive was Buena Vista Beavers Baseball Head Coach Steve Eddie, who also shared this job with his team. Several Beaver players, along with Steve and his assistant coach Steve Sonka were serving omelettes at the omelette breakfast on September 24.

Recognition is given to money donations ($100 or more): Benchmark Woodwork, Fitzpatrick Auto Center, Kuehl & Payer, Larson Oil & Distributing, Lundell Construction and Taylor Contracting. Money donations (under $100) include: Wayne and Bernice Andrews, Citizens First National Bank, Garbage Hauling Service, William Lanphere, Laven's NW Monument, Tim and Bev Mach, Meylor Chiropractic, Mark and Dawn Prosser, Murray & Murray, Mike and Lori Porsch, North Lake Truck Repair, Rosene Pickhinke and Peters, Security Trust and Savings Bank, David and Connie Skibsted, Brad and Maureen Strader, Storm Lake Honda, Sunshine Services, United Bank of Iowa and Vision Care Associates.

Recognition is given to in-kind donations for the silent auction: Berg Jewelry, Bomgaars, the Buckle, Bozwells, China House, Fareway, Floors, Etc., Fridley Theatre, Graham Tire, Hardees, Hoffmans, HyVee, Kristi's Kandies, Lake Creek Country Club, Lakeshore Café, Martinis, Mickelson Tire, Osweilers, Paxtons, Rusts Western Shed, Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, Storm Lake Times, Silk Screen Ink, Sugar Bowl, Villager, and Vista Paints.

Discounts were provided at Fareway and HyVee for food items purchased. The Storm Lake Community School, which is a recipient of funds received from the drive, donated certain food items.

Still more thanks are in order for the great publicity provided by both newspapers and our local radio stations.

Any additional contributions will be welcome and preserved for distribution towards next year's PID fund drive. Those funds can be payable to "PID Fund" and mailed to 1507 E. Lakeshore Drive, Storm Lake, 50588.

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