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Council Sponsors 2017 Church Picnic

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Jim Stavinoha at church-picnic-2017

Council Sponsors 2017 Church Picnic

For the first time ever since our council was formed, this year the Knights sponsored the Holy Spirit Annual Parish Picnic in full. On Sunday June 4, under the leadership of our Church Activities Director Jim Stavinoha (and at his request), the Knights of council 8157 provided all the food for the picnic and prepared it as well. The tremendous turnout of parishioners who came for the complimentary lunchtime meal was greater than we expected and at times the line of people went all the way out the door. But nonetheless we were well prepared for any eventuality and as a result hundreds of happy parishioners and their families were served a full meal of delicious hamburgers, (marinated in Jim Stavinoha’s special sauce) and hot dogs with all the trimmings.

Thankfully there were plenty of Knights in attendance to do the heavy-lifting:

  • Larry Balagna
  • Michael Clark
  • David Dybala
  • John Espree
  • Fr. Eugene
  • Mike Fitzgerald
  • Andy Goza

  • Francisco Hernandez
  • Tony Herrera
  • Gerald Jacob
  • Carlos Limones
  • Lou Lemmons
  • Dan Murphy
  • Peter Perta

  • Jim Richardson
  • Arthur Rodriguez
  • Jorge Ruiz
  • Frank Salazar
  • James Smith
  • Jim Stavinoha

church-picnic-2017Note: My apologies if your name is not listed above, please send me an email and I will add it asap!

While the Knights were busy preparing lunch, our Grand Knight Jim Richardson took time to make a special presentation to Fr. Joe during the 11:30 am mass service in which the council gifted $1,000 to our Holy Spirit parish.

The picnic also included lots of fun activities for everyone such as Bingo, inflatable jump houses and slides, face painting and more. It is safe to say that this was the most successful church picnic our council has participated in, thanks to all who generously gave their time and effort to help make it so.

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