Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Knight's Shield - December 2021

    Hello all. December is upon us and Christmas will be here before you know it. I apologize for missing the last newsletter, I had it typed up but with having Covid brain forgot to send it out. I have included the information from the November newsletter in this one.

    Our council had a membership drive and a baby bottle fundraiser in October. We did get a few candidates so we will have welcomed one new member. We have another one coming up at the December meeting. The baby bottle drive had a great response. We collected around $8,000 for Abigayle Ministries and Gianna House.

    The road cleanup was done on October 9th. We had 15 men show up, and it was quick work. We were done in under an hour. 

    Our Trunk or Treat event was held 10/24. We had around 60 kids and 10 trunks. The attendance was good considering the lack of advertising with the parking lot work keeping us in limbo until the last minute.

    November 11th was Veterans Day. This is the day that we honor those who have served our country. I want to personally thank all of our veterans for their service. I have included a history lesson on Veterans Day later in the newsletter for your reading pleasure.

    As discussed at the general meeting, MCREST was just food delivery this year due to Covid. The men were housed at a hotel like last year.

    Our Worthy Advocate Ken Krause headed up Christmas decorations at the church again this year. We had a dozen Brother Knights help out and they made quick work of it. Although the lights were off this morning when I attended Mass. I could tell that they are going to look wonderful. Thank you to all who participated.

    I did deliver the 55 coats to those in need at Erie Elementary for our Coats for Kids program. I could only drop them off as Chippewa Valley is not allowing visitors at this time due to Covid.

    Unfortunately, due to supply chain and labor issues,  Dearborn is not supplying product for fundraising this there will be no Christmas meat sales.

From my family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Vivat Jesus!

Tom Gray

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