SL Knights of Columbus 2012 drive for persons with intellectual disabilities

Friday, November 16, 2012
Representatives for area causes received funds from KC leaders. /Photo submitted

On Monday, November 12, at the KC Hall, funds were distributed to four different charities in Storm Lake as a part of the 2012 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 $826.88. An additional $365.55 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 rolls and a mailing campaign. The total net revenue raised was in the amount of $3,289.96. The honorary chairman of the drive was Buena Vista Beavers Basketball Head Coach Brian Van Haaften. Several Beaver players assisted by serving omelettes at the breakfast on September 24.

Recognition is given to money donations ($100 or more): Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic, Dale and Bev Wordekemper/Benchmark Woodworks, Fitzpatrick Auto Center, Hamilton Law Firm, Larson Oil & Distributing, Laven's NW Monument, Lundell Construction, Security Trust and Savings Bank, and Taylor Contracting.

Money donations (under $100) include: Wayne and Bernice Andrews, Citizens First National Bank, William Kozisek, Meylor Chiropractic, Murray & Murray, PLC, Mike and Lori Porsch, Dawn and Mark Prosser, Rosene Pickhinke and Peters, Silk Screen Ink, David and Connie Skibsted, Brad and Maureen Strader, Sunshine Services, Taco Johns, Brian and Barb Van Haaften, United Bank of Iowa, Varenhorst Fabrics and Vision Care Associates.

Recognition is given to in-kind donations for the silent auction: Ace Hardware, Arby's, Arnolds Motor Supply, B & K Clothiers, the Boathouse, Bomgaars, Bozwells, Brown Shoes, BV Historical Society, BV Stationary, China House, The Daily Apple, Elements, Fareway, Floors, Etc., Fridley Theatre, Graham Tire, Hardees, Hoffmans, Honey Kissed Pizza, Kristi's Kandies, Lake Creek Country Club, Landgraf Photography, Mickelson Tire, Osweilers, Paxtons, Peach Blossom, Rags to Riches Consignment, Rebnord Technology, Rusts Western Shed, Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, Storm Lake Times, Sugar Bowl, The Touch Above, Villager, and Vista Paints.

Discounts were provided at Fareway and HyVee for food items purchased.

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 years PID fund drive. Those funds can be payable to "PID Fund" and mailed to 1507 E. Lakeshore Drive, Storm Lake, Iowa.

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