Knights of Columbus Celebrate 100th Anniversary
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Knights of Columbus Council 2241 of St. Mary’s Parish in Shelbina celebrated its 100th Anniversary on Saturday, August 21. They celebrated with a dinner and dance at the Father Buhman Center at St. Mary’s Parish.
Knights of Columbus Council 2241 was formed on February 27, 1921. The council had members from St. Mary’s Parish in Shelbina and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Lakenan. There were 67 members listed as charter members for the council. Today the council has over 111 members from St. Mary’s Parish in Shelbina, St. Patrick’s Parish in Clarence and the closed St. Rose of Lima Parish in Lakenan.
The council has always been active in helping the parishes that make up the council in many activities during the year. They also have been very active in the communities that the members live in over the past 100 years.
There were over 28 members attending the dinner and dance along with their wives and family members. The Council used the event to help raise money for the youth and adults from St. Mary’s and St. Patrick’s Parishes to attend the 2021 NCYC. The council donated $1000.00 to them for NCYC expenses.
Grand Knight Rex Weatherford gave an overview of what the council has been doing the past few years. The council serves meals at the Father Buhman Center and holds an annual toy show to fund many projects. They hold fish fries to fund the council scholarship project. The council holds an annual Pro-Life fund raiser to fund all their Pro-Life activities during the year. The council will also hold fund raisers for the particular needs in a given year. The council looks forward to continue to help their parishes and communities in the next 100 years.