On December 19, 2022, The Knights of Columbus Council 11809 and Bobby’s Coats gave out 144 jackets and various gift cards to needy children at Valley View Community Food Bank. We started at 9:00 AM, and everything was gone day noon—a very great day, and an excellent feeling that we helped so many children.

I want to THANK the volunteers below that made this a huge success.

  • Jim Andrews
  • Kathy Armstrong
  • Mike Hug
  • Jake Kluch
  • Harriette Kowalkowski
  • Dave & Lori Lara
  • Larry & Elsie Loseke
  • Jim Michel
  • Bob & Shirley Miller
  • Don & Amy Peterson
  • Joe Shanks
  • Mark Soutor

I hope I didn’t miss anyone; a big THANK YOU TO ALL.

On a personal note, I want to thank all the Council 11809 members for my support over the last six years. I also want to thank the parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for the support given to the Knight of Columbus.

Joe Kowalkowski