Hog Roast Success

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The 4th Degree Hog Roast was a great success. On Saturday, October 1st, dozens of Knights and their wives showed up to enjoy 500 lbs of the best roasted hog and barbecue sauce in Mid-Ohio!

The last event like this was five years ago, and everyone had a great time reminiscing about past K of C events, talking with old friends, meeting some new ones, and, especially, eating the delicious pork!

After the hog roast some of the extra meat was available for take home, and a nice bondfire was available for people who wanted to stick around and continue hanging out. A big thank you to Darrell and Brenda Starr-Jude for making the arrangements, and to the Snyders for hosting this event at their wonderful location. If You’re not a 4th Degree Knight, and events like these look fun, ask a Knight how to get in on the 4th Degree!

St. Mary’s Community Health Fair

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The first Mansfield Community Health Fair was held on Saturday, October 1, in the cafeteria at St. Mary’s Church. The St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus helped organize the event, which had the purpose of introducing the members of our community to various businesses and agencies that are able to provide Mansfield residents services and assistance.

The principal organizer of the event was Rick Meeker, a PGK at St. Mary’s and current deputy Grand Knight, who is also the coordinator for the St. Mary’s Social Concerns Committee. Other members of the Knights of Columbus prepared a webpage for the event and made phone calls to area agencies to invite them to participate.

Of course, the mission of the Knights is not only to promote the material health of our community, but also to reach out on the spiritual level. To that end, we had a Knights of Columbus booth with information about the Church and recruitment materials for any Catholic gentleman. This also was an opportunity to bring awareness to our insurance program available to all K of C members, which went right along with the health fair theme.

Life Chain

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The Mansfield Life Chain was held on Sunday, October 2nd, and more than 25 people participated, including several Knights of Columbus.

Participants organized themselves into several groups and each group took a corner at the intersection of Park Avenue and Lexington-Springmill, holding signs and showing a joyful presence to passers-by in their vehicles.

Participants had a good time showing a prolife witness while also representing the Knights of Columbus’s “Culture of Life” pillar, through which Knights of Columbus are encouraged to support prolife projects in the public square.