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Knights Council raises money for local food shelves

The Mary Queen of Peace Council 9657, Knights of Columbus from Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Crosslake and St. Emily Catholic Church in Emily raised more than $1,000 at the Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade that will be apportioned between the Crosslake and Emily area food shelves.

The Knights, wives and volunteers sold brats, hot dogs, soft drinks and water and provided free coffee and hot chocolate at a tent they shared with Maucieri's Restaurant. The tent was located by Ace Hardware where Dan and Betty Soller and their employees erected the tent and provided electrical hookups and lots of other support. Marty and Jana Reed and their employees at Reed's Market provided discounted food items. Additionally, Immaculate Heart Church provided all the serving items.

This is the second year the Knights and their supporters have raised money at the parade for the food shelves. Last year, they raised more than $500 for the Crosslake Food Shelf.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal organization that is based on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. They support many charitable causes through direct service and by raising funds through their many activities that is then donated to many other organizations.