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Knights of Columbus helps special children

Posted on Feb 2, 2017

Knights of Columbus Council 7122, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to their parishioners, neighbors, friends and visitors who contributed to the Columbus Hope Foundation Campaign in 2016.
The Knights of Columbus, the Columbiettes and students and adults from the various local schools and organizations collected $12,000 during the Columbus Hope campaign last year by giving away Tootsie Rolls at local businesses and after mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The purpose of this campaign is to increase public awareness of the needs of these very special children and to give the teachers and moderators the resources necessary to help these children and adults.
Recipients of these funds included the special ed departments of Ocean Drive Elementary (NMB), Riverside Elementary (NMB), Waterway Elementary (NMB) and North Myrtle Beach Middle School as well as The Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society, Horry County ARC (ARC helps young adults with intellectual disabilities), and Current Transitions.
On Jan. 26, checks were distributed to representatives of each of the organizations at a special breakfast held at Hot Stacks in North Myrtle Beach. The following representatives received checks for the various schools and organizations: Mary Lynne Porter, Riverside Elementary School; Dan Lyons, Ocean Drive Elementary School; Michael Rowell, Waterway Elementary School; Laurie Ritter, North Myrtle Beach Middle School; Jeremy Williams, The Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society; Gracie Williams, The ARC of Horry County; and Mary Hager, Current Transitions.
They appreciate the tremendous support received from everyone who helped in their efforts. The funds remain in the community and help special children and young adults.


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