The Habitat Weekends are schedule for the third Saturday of the month through June. The work is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Wear work clothes & bring lunch, water, gloves & your own hand tools if you like. Directions to the site are as follows: GreenWood: Turn onto HWY 194 from US HWY 421 South at the Hardees red light at New Market Center. Travel approximately 5.5 miles to right on Big Hill Road. After approximately 150 yards, turn into Green Valley Elementary School. Take an immediate left onto GreenWood Valley Drive and follow the short drive to the end of the road. Contact Marty Corts for more information.
The Knights of Columbus March Monthly Meeting was on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 PM in the Pat Jones Hall. This was on the second Monday of the month instead of the usual third Monday. Meetings will return to the third Monday of the month after March.
Before the meeting, Grand Knight Mike Parichuk announced grants to four charities with checks from the Boone Council's LAMB campaign collections for 2018. Those charities were Able Recreation (represented by Melissa Shore, presented by Ed Bromeier), iCamp (represented by Jack Sharp, presented by Gary Tuberty), Watauga Opportunities (represented by Michael Maybee, presented by Bob Barnes) and Life Village (represented by Candace and Erin Lang, presented by Jim Taylor).
Congratulations to Greg Corallo, Richard Ghent, Hugh Hubble, and Cameron LaBrutto who continued their journey to full Knighthood by completing their Second Degree in Wilkesboro on Wednesday, February 27.
Father Matthew, Paul Welsh, and Mike Parichuk recently presented a $500 check to one of our own, Nelson Woodbury (second from right) who is a Seminarian in Columbus Ohio. This check was presented on behalf of the Knights of Columbus, Boone Council to assist the seminarian with expenses as he completes his studies for the priesthood. A check was also recently presented to Michael Camilleri by the Hickory Council of Knights of Columbus for the same purpose.
The Wilkesboro Council will be holding a 2nd Degree Ceremony on Wednesday, February 27. If you are a 1st Degree who is interested in moving up to 2nd Degree at this ceremony, please let Grand Knight Mike Parichuk know. Boone Knights will meet at St. Elizabeth at 5:15 PM and carpool to Wilkesboro. Expected return time is around 9:00 PM.
Knights of Columbus provided a dinner for Catholic Campus Ministry at the CCM House on Faculty Street on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 PM. The entrées were Larry Miners' legendary Macaroni and Cheese and the famous Sox chili. Ed Bromeier's bread and Matt Bagley's dessert were also very much appreciated by all.
On Sunday, February 17, the Knights of Columbus held a 1st Degree Ceremony for four candidates in the Pat Jones Hall after the 11:00 AM Mass. Attending Knights proudly welcomed Richard Pedroni, Matthew Rupp, Richard Ghent, and Cameron LaBrutto to the Boone Council.
The Childrens Council of Watauga County has taken possession of 30,000 diapers which were donated by a diaper factory in Macon, Georgia. This donation was made possible thanks to the efforts of Brother Knight Jack Ryan (second from left) who made the connection after listening to CCM member Clare Williams (second from right) tell the congregation of the need for diapers in the county. This amount is equal to approximately half of the diapers distributed by the Council all of last year. Be sure to thank Jack and Clare for their part in this very generous donation,