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Letter: Grand knight thanks fundraiser participants

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 1:03 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

On behalf of Lemont Knights of Columbus Council 1599, we wish to thank the many sponsors and contributors to this year’s Tootsie Roll Drive.

We were blessed to have sufficient sponsors to underwrite the cost of the candy given out on the street corners.  

This drive is especially important to us in our charity efforts to support mentally challenged persons in Lemont. We are pleased that more than 95 percent of the funds are used directly for program support for these special people.  

We had more than 30 volunteers and Knights stand in front of stores and street corners raising these important funds. We were able to raise more than $5,000 to contribute to four nonprofit organizations in Lemont that service mentally challenged persons.

We thank all who gave, supported and worked for this year’s drive.

Bob Porter

Grand Knight, Council 1599

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