Dec 01, 2006Father Diamond Council teamed up again this year with Saint Vincent DePaul in providing a total of 65 food baskets, turkeys, and $20 gift certificates for Thanksgiving to needy families in the St Leo’s Parish area. Council members and the Columbiettes donated 45 food baskets and another nine members donated $685 in cash.
The effort started in earnest on Friday 17 November with table set-up and transfer of food for 20 families from Saint Vincent DePaul to the Hall. The Grey Gosts supported the effort of the food transfer, notably: Gerry Pepin, Larry Novak, Hank Urban, Bob Eckert, and Ben Schaffer. Jack Cotner aided Al Leightley with three pick-ups of boxes from the local ABC Store.
The food baskets were delivered by the Knights on Sunday 19 Nov starting at 10 AM, and everything was completed by 12 PM. The Knights who assisted in the organizing and delivery of the food baskets were Chuck Kraiger, Jerry Broyles, George Rosencrantz, Dennis Cate, Dennis Riley, Doug Hazelgrove, John Anzalone, Tim Tilson, John Eldred, Kevin McGrail, Greg Bain, John Curtin, Ben Schaffer, Tim Hogan and son, Matthew Ram, and Bill (Kit) Cross. Several ladies of the parish, Lisa Rosenberger and Diane Griffin, also showed up to deliver.
Special thanks to Bill Weich and Al Leightley for subbing for George Schuld (Charity Chairman) while he was recovering from knee surgery. Al worked getting the boxes, setting up the Hall for the baskets, and coordinated the basket deliveries on Sunday.
This team completed another successful Thanksgiving food basket delivery. Thanks to all who donated baskets, assisted in the food transfer, and delivered the baskets.
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