Amelia Knights of Columbus donate funds

December 20th, 2009    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

The Amelia Knights of Columbus Msgr. Gerdes Council #3123 recently presented $2,512.80 to organizations that work with individuals who have disabilities.

Clerco, Inc./Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the Wildey School, and Clermont Special Olympics are the agencies that will split the donation this year, each receiving $837.60 to be used in 2010 for various activities: for holiday parties at Clermont DD, to fund special projects and field trips for children and teenagers at the Wildey School, and for athletic fees at Special Olympics events for Clermont County athletes.

For several years, the Knights of Columbus have collected money in public areas, sold raffle tickets, and organized other fundraising events for the Clermont DD/Clerco and Special Olympics programs.

Members of the Msgr. Gerdes Knights of Columbus Council 3123 in Amelia recently presented $2,512.80 to the Clermont County DD/Clerco, Inc., Wildey School, and Clermont Special Olympics. Those present are from left, Ryan Chowning, Wildey Student and Special Olympic athlete from Miami Township; Asia Moore of Batavia, representing the Wildey School; Larry Bush, Chancellor, Msgr. Gerdes Council 3123; Shaun Steward of Union Township representing Clerco, Inc.; Mark Hudak, Grand Knight, Msgr. Gerdes Council 3123 and Joe Boyce of MiamiTownship, representing Special Olympics.
These are just a few of the organizations that benefit from the Msgr. Gerdes Council's "Measure Up" campaign. This program is one of their main charitable events and takes place with the help of many Council members. Additionally, they collect donations on behalf of several other Ohio charities and make yearly donations to St. Vincent de Paul.

The Msgr. Gerdes Council actively participates with the Boy Scouts of America, American Heritage Girls, and other youth organizations.

For more information on the Amelia Knights of Columbus, call (513) 797-8868.
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