Knights Events for Veterans, Children, and Fallen Members in October and November

Submitted by cooladmin — Tue, 10/13/2015 - 11:48 AM — Last Updated: Sun, 03/18/2018 - 1:34 PM

Upcoming KofC Events at COOL in October and November:   Candy Donations, Pumpkin Carving / Halloween Costume Contest, Veteran's Collection, and Knights Memorial Mass. Read more on these events below (click on the Read more... link from the home page.)

Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass: Sunday, November 1 st , at the 9:00 AM Mass

As a remembrance in honor of their fallen members, our local Knights of Columbus will have a Mass celebrated to honor the deceased members of Knights of Columbus #11188. It will take place at the 9:00 AM Mass on Sunday, November 1 st .

This will include special seating for the families of the past members, a reading of the names, a carnation for each family of a deceased member, and a procession lead by the 4 th Degree Honor Guard to the Statue of Mary outside the church for the laying of a commemorative wreath.

Since the Knights of Columbus Miraculous Medal Council 11188 was chartered in 1993, God has called home 26 of our Knights. We ask your continuing prayers for them and for their families and loved ones who were left to grieve.

Ellis Armentrout, John Brokus, Carl Carius, Tony Colizzi, Dwight Conkey, Charley Connolly, Dave Core, Anthony Durant, Thomas Paul Getreu, Frank Gibson, Ed Hein, Wesley Helligas, Ed Hueckel, Ed Kopetz, Chuch Maille, Jack Mehan, Phil Montalvo, Joe Nagy, Aloysius J. Nehr, John Pahumbo, Deacon Joe Poland, Jack Priest, Al Samuel, Dave Smith, Rusty Tucker, and Walt McAvay. Although Walt never joined the Knights, he supported the Council in all of its endeavors.


Please come and join us in this annual remembrance.

Knights of Columbus Collection for Veterans :

The Council will be collecting items for the Veterans in the Veteran's Hospital in Chillicothe during the month of October. Items can be placed on the bright blue boxes located in each lobby.

A list of acceptable items is posted on the boxes. Please consult that list as some items, including mouthwash containing alcohol and razor blades are not permitted. Acceptable items include: Acceptable items include: combs, toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, stationary pads, stamps, envelopes, phone cards, knit hats, scarves, decks of cards, pens, toe nail clippers, art & craft kits, paint by number sets, t-shirts, mints (regular & sugar free), hot chocolate (regular & sugar free), microwave popcorn, anklet socks (no tube socks), sweat shirts & pants, canteen books, towels & washcloths, and chips & candy.

These items will be taken to the Chillicothe Veteran's Hospital to be given to the Veterans at their Annual Holiday Party. The parish has made generous donations in the past through this program in the past as a show of support for this country's Veterans.

Candy Donations

The Knights of Columbus will be accepting donations of Halloween candy to be used for the Annual Pumpkin Carving & Halloween Costume Contest scheduled for Saturday, October 24 th . Candy must be in individually wrapped portions. Loose or unpackaged candy cannot be accepted. Place the bags of candy in the baskets that will be located in each lobby of the church in October. Questions: Call Mike Jacobs at 614-271-6722.

Annual Pumpkin Carving & Halloween Costume Contest: Saturday, October 24 th , from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM: KofC Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest 2015

Fall is in the air and soon it will be time for The Annual Pumpkin Carving & Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Council #11188. The carving will start promptly at 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 24 th in Hallow Don Ross Hall. Kids, start thinking about the designs of your award winning pumpkins. Participants may gather in Don Ross Hall following the 4 PM Mass to start planning but cutting cannot start until 6 PM.

Ghoul Rules: 1. Each contestant must start with an uncut, natural pumpkin or gourd available from most stores, gardens, or pumpkin patches. 2. No actual cutting of the pumpkin is allowed until the contest is started by the head judge, which will occur on 10/24 at approximately 6:00 PM. Planning and gathering of materials are permitted before the day of the contest. 3. No pumpkin "goo" can be removed before the official starting time. This gives each contestant equal opportunity to get their project done within the one hour time period. 4. The pumpkin carving contest is intended as a completion between the children. Adult assistance should be kept at a minimum, unless the safety of a child at risk, such as with the handling of sharp knives. 5. Each contestant must bring their own pumpkin(s), carving tools, and decorating materials. 6. Win or lose, each contestant must take whatever is left of their pumpkin home.  Pumpkins do NOT become the property of the KofC or COOL and we do not provide disposal of your entry.

Prizes will be awarded for the funniest, the scariest, the ugliest, and the most original submissions.

Although costumes are not mandatory, everyone is encouraged to wear one. Be yourself! Prizes will be awarded for the best costume in each of the following age groups: under 2, 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.

Hot dogs, sloppy joes, snacks, and drinks will be served. Families are encouraged to bring snacks for the sharing pot-luck style with the food and after the carving and contest. There will be a hayride and bonfire, weather permitting, in the spooky field behind the church.

Bring the whole family for a night of frightful fun. The evening is free of charge, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus, Council 11188. Questions: Call Mike Jacobs at 614-271-6722.

Event Date: 
Sun, 11/01/2015 - 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Church Location: 
Don Ross Hall