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Crowd Funding for your Fanilies Future

Don’t Crowdfund Your Family’s Future
There is a new phenomenon sweeping the internet: crowdfunding. Pioneered by organizations like GoFundMe, crowdfunding allows anyone to donate to a project or cause online.
Crowdfunding is increasingly being used to raise funds for grieving families. Chances are you’ve seen this more than once. Someone passes away, and within a day or two a representative from the family opens a crowdfunding page to raise funds to pay for funeral expenses and medical bills.
Without question, crowdfunding is a great way to harness the power of the internet for charitable ends, but it is often insufficient.
Recent studies show that the average crowdfunding memorial page raises $2,000-$2,200 — far below the average cost of funeral services.1 Grieving families are left to deal with the shortfall as well as the additional stress of soliciting donations, figuring out how to access the money and calculating platform fees.
September is designated as Life Insurance Awareness Month. It’s a great opportunity for you to evaluate your life insurance coverage and make sure your family’s future will not be left up to a crowdfunding page.
Since life insurance guards against one of life’s only certainties, it’s a product that nearly everyone needs. The question is not “Do I need life insurance?” but rather “Who should I get it from?”
Who Should I Get It From?
Every life insurance company sells life insurance. There are hundreds of them in North America. But there’s only one life insurance company that belongs to you.
From the beginning, the Knights of Columbus has been determined to offer insurance by brother Knights for brother Knights and to uphold the Catholic commitment that has animated our Order since Father McGivney’s time.
Today, our insurance program protects hundreds of thousands of families, with more than $100 billion in force. Last year alone, Knights of Columbus families received more than $800 million in insurance benefits.
1 “Crowdfunding Funerals: What You Need to Know” by Kayleigh Kulp, Fox Business. Accessed August 15, 2016. http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2014/08/08/crowdfunding-funerals-what-need-to-know.html
Being your insurance company also means that we have to be ethical, responsible, Catholic and charitable — just as you would expect.
Recently we received our third consecutive “World’s Most Ethical” company designation by the Ethisphere Institute, and since 1975, the Knights of Columbus has been among the most highly rated life insurers in North America.2 We refuse to invest in companies who deal in lines of business that run contrary to church teaching. We also use proceeds from our insurance business to donate to Catholic and charitable causes around the world.
The insurance business and local councils are the two primary sources for the more than $1.55 billion the Knights of Columbus has donated to charity in the past decade.
Our strength cannot be beaten. Our ethical pedigree cannot be questioned. And our Catholic commitment is never compromised.
Not every life insurance company can say that.
How Much Do I Need?
As a Knight, you have a full-time, professional brother Knight field agent to call your own. His job — his mission — is to help you and your family evaluate your situation and determine how much coverage is needed to help meet your needs within your budget.
It’s a proven fraternal system that has helped countless families when they need it most.
So, as we observe Life Insurance Awareness Month, don’t leave your family’s future to chance charity. Protect your family with the safety and guarantees of life insurance from the Knights of Columbus.
2 As of Jan. 1, 2016, rated A++ (Superior) for financial strength by A.M. Best

K-9 Breakfast an amazing success

On January 24, 2016, the Brother Knights held their monthly pancake breakfast as a fundraiser for the local Marengo PD K-9 Unit. Hundreds came out to enjoy the food and fellowship and support Sgt. Riley alongside his partner, Officer Shadow.  Members from the local police and fire departments were in attendace, as well as parishioners, family, and friends.  The Knights would like to thank all that came out to support the cause, and those that helped make the largely attended event, as smooth and enjoyable as it could be for all.  God bless!

Hooves to Heal Receives Donation from Marengo Knights

Sarah Mozal and Joseph Mozal, of Hooves to Heal, accept a check in the amount of $1463 from Jerry Weber, Grand Knight of the Sacred Heart Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Funds for the donation were raised at the ‘Silent Knight’ silent auction held in Marengo in December.

Hooves to Heal is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and adults who are mentally and physically challenged through Equine Therapy.

Tootsie Roll Drive Funds Donated to Pioneer Center

Mary Jones, representing the Pioneer Center of Human Services, accepts a check from Jerry Weber, Grand Knight of the Sacred Heart Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Funds for the donation were raised during the annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive in the autumn of 2015.

Pioneer Center for Human Services is a non-profit charitable organization that provides direct services to more than 4,800 individuals. The organization also provides education and outreach to schools and community organizations reaching over 10,000 additional individuals.

Marengo Knights Donate $1460 to M.O.R.E. Food Pantry

Chris Botts, of the M.O.R.E. Food Pantry and Outreach Center, accepts a check in the amount of $1463 from Jerry Weber, Grand Knight of the Sacred Heart Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Funds for the donation were raised at the ‘Silent Knight’ silent auction held in Marengo in December.

Jim Schmid Awarded by Council

Jim Schmid was presented with an award for 12 years of service as the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council's Financial Secretary.

Jim is a charter member, and has managed the council's finances since it was founded in 2003.

'Silent Knight' 2015 Auction Winning Biders

The Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus would like to thank everybody who attended for helping make this a successful local fundraiser for local organizations including M.O.R.E.  Food Pantry of Marengo-Union, Hooves to Heal, and Special Olympics of McHenry County.

Winning Bidders --2015 'Silent Knight' Auction


1. Coon Creek Hunt Club – ½ day, unguided 2 person, 6 pheasant hunt
Chuck Sauber ($125)
2. 1 Game 5 Chicago Cubs Tickets – 2016 Season
Pete Rood ($500)
3. 3 Bottles of Homemade Assorted Wine (set 1)
Pat Sauber ($30)
4. 3 Bottles of Homemade Assorted Wine (set 2)
Bolda ($30)
5. Fresh Fudge – Chocolate with nuts
Dunovsky ($35)
6. Fresh Fudge – Chocolate (nut-free)
John M ($20)
7. Fresh Fudge – Maple with nuts
Bill Brandt ($20)
8. Fresh Fudge – Maple (nut-free)
Loretta ($15)
9. Vegetable Hod
Cindy ($30)
10. Child’s Picnic Table
P Tonya ($60)
11. 3 piece Holiday Centerpiece
Cindy ($60)
12. Kitchen & Food Gift Basket
Alan L ($50) 
13. Bowling Party for 10 persons
Roger Brandt ($70)
14. Frozen Pork Bundle
Chris Wolf ($80)
15. One Weekend Campsite Rental
Cindy K ($12)
16. 4 yards of ready mix concrete (4000 psi with fiber)
Cindy ($211)
17. Bushnell Voyager Telescope – 5 x 24 Finderscope
B. Busam ($200)
18. George Foreman Roasting Machine
Steve B ($10)
19. Lead Crystal Center Piece
M. Smyk ($25)
20. Girl Table Top Figurine
B. Brandt ($15)
21. 2004 Longaberger Rose Bowl Basket
Linda Harlan ($20)
22. 2007 Longaberger Basket
Paul ($25)
23. Wrought Iron Napkin Holder – Longaberger
Bolda ($20)
24. Corona Gift Pack – 20 Piece Gift Pack
Doc ($25) 
25. Humidifier with Installation – April Air Humidifier
Dunovsky ($350)
26. Thermostat with Installation – Honeywell Programmable
Chris Wolf ($60)
27. Nativity Scene - Hand-carved Wood Nativity Scene
Jack O’L ($56)
28. Handmade Red Bird
Penny ($15)
29. Yard Art – Handmade Wind-Operated Art
S. Higgins ($20)
30. Birdhouse – Handmade Wren House
Linda H. ($20)
31. Jim Beam Juke Box – 1990 Collector’s Bottle (Full)
S. Higgins ($20)
32. Salon Services - Perm, Haircut, Style
33. Salon Services - Haircut, Shampoo, Blow-dry
Connie B. ($25)
34. Adult Basket – Crown Royal and other goodies
Bolda ($40)
35. Wayne’s Meat Market $25 Gift Certificate
Linda Harlan ($36)
36. Wine and Vodka Gift Basket
Buzz ($50) 
37. Christmas Box - Christmas Tree and Pillows
Barb Brandt ($25)
38. Golf Gift Certificate
Ray Jones ($70)
39. Gift Certificate at Volcano Falls
Ray Jones ($35)
40. Tickets to Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Game
Jack O’L ($45)
41. Tickets to a Play at the Metropolis
S. Higgins ($30)
42. Tickets to a Chicago Wolves Hockey Game
Kerri C. ($40)
43. Kids Basket
RMR ($40)
44. Individual Tax Return
Chris Wolf ($50)
45. Crochet Christening Gown, Bonnet & Booties
Tom Anderson ($75)
46. Margarita Kit - Tequila, Lemon/Lime Mixer/Glasses
J. Murphy ($45)
47. One time Lawn mowing service
B. Weidner ($30)
48. Handmade scarve
Pat Sauber ($8) 
49. Handmade scarve
Kerri C. ($8)
50. Handmade scarve
Linda Harlan ($9)
51. Handmade scarve
Barb Weidner ($8)
52. Handmade scarve
Loretta ($8)
53. Custom Cherry wood pillar candle stands
Jack O’L ($25)
54. Table Runner & Napkin Set
Dunovsky ($50)
55. 3 piece jewelry set
Bolda ($30)
56. Two $50 Gift Certificate for Marengo Animal Hospital
S. Higgins ($95)
57. Golf Clubs
John Murphy ($40)
58. Gift Basket
Doc ($75)
59. Service and clean of a residential heating and air conditioning system
Pat Sauber ($50)
60. 2 Bottles of Homemade Wine
Penny ($30) 
61. $50 Gift Certificate to The Home Depot
Linda Harlan ($51)
62. 2015 Federal and State e-filed Tax Return plus College Scholarships at Private Colleges
Ray Jones ($35)
63. Christmas Wrapping Package Basket
Cindy ($30)
64. Professional Dental Cleaning, Exam and four X-rays
Dunovsky ($200)
65. 2 Bottles of Homemade Wine
Penny ($35)
66. $50 Gift Certificate to The Home Depot
Alan L. ($55)
67. 2 Bottles of Homemade Wine
John M. ($40)
68. Limousine Transport to O’Hare Airport, Chicago
Steve B. ($75)
69. Toy Metal Tonka Roadgrader
Pete R. ($25)
70. Handmade Wooden Deer
M. Smyk ($80) 

‘Silent Knight’ Auction Items -- December 3

2015 SILENT KNIGHT AUCTION ITEMS... now at 69 items!


1. Coon Creek Hunt Club – ½ day, unguided 2 person, 6 pheasant hunt –11050 Slough Road, Garden Prairie, IL. Expires 3/31/16 – (donated by Coon Creek Hunt Club)
2. Chicago Cubs – 1 Game, 5 Tickets, 2016 Season – (donated by Rob Busam)
3. 3 Bottles of Homemade Assorted Wine (set 1)- (donated by Pat Shelton)
4. 3 Bottles of Homemade Assorted Wine (set 2) – (donated by Pat Shelton)
5. Fresh Fudge – Chocolate with nuts – (donated by Terry Quirk)
6. Fresh Fudge – Chocolate (nut-free) – (donated by Terry Quirk)
7. Fresh Fudge – Maple with nuts – (donated by Terry Quirk)
8. Fresh Fudge – Maple (nut-free) – (donated by Terry Quirk)
9. Vegetable Hod – handcrafted cedar and galvanized wooden basket. A fast and easy way to pick and rinse produce. Makes a good magazine rack as well – (donated by Ron Rood)
10. Child’s Picnic Table – handmade, wooden table for pint-sized picnickers – (donated by Ron Rood)
11. 3 piece Holiday Centerpiece – (donated by Audrey Gburek)
12. Kitchen & Food Gift Basket - Coffee grinder, 1 lb Arabica coffee beans (supports farmers in Nicaragua), Pampered Chef mango wedger, Prairie Pure cheese, 2 stainless steel cheese graters, 3 Biscuit Cutters, Sea Salt Snack Crisps, Blueberry & Almond Crisp Bar, Mango – (donated by Jesus and Rita Garcia Family)
13. Bowling Party for 10 persons – 2 hours of bowling (includes shoe rental). Valid until 12-17-2016. Glo-Bowl Fun Center, Marengo – (donated by Glo-Bowl Fun Center, 101 Franks Rd, Marengo)
14. Frozen Pork Bundle - Assorted cuts (pork chops, sausage, ham steaks, bacon and sausage) – (donated by Pete Rood – Amboy, IL)
15. One Weekend Campsite Rental - Includes one non-holiday weekend, valid through Oct. 2016. O’Connell’s Jellystone Park, Amboy, IL – (donated by O’Connell’s Jellystone Park, Amboy, IL)
16. 4 yards of ready mix concrete (4000 psi with fiber) - Good for one year from date issued. Delivered to your jobsite or home within 20 miles of Marengo. Spring through Fall – (donated by Stark Service Inc, 21816 W. Railroad St.)
17. Bushnell Voyager Telescope – 5 x 24 Finderscope (never used)- (donated by Robert (Buzz) Marks)
18. George Foreman Roasting Machine – (donated by Pasquale & Josephine Passaro)
19. Lead Crystal Center Piece – (donated by Pasquale & Josephine Passaro)
20. Girl Table Top Figurine – (donated by Pasquale & Josephine Passaro)
21. 2004 Longaberger Rose Bowl Basket – (donated by Carolynn Callaby)
22. 2007 Longaberger Basket – Rare Welcome Home Bee Basket – (donated by Carolynn Callaby)
23. Wrought Iron Napkin Holder – Longaberger – (donated by Carolynn Callaby)
24. Corona Gift Pack – 20 Piece Gift Pack – (donated by Carolynn Callaby)
25. Humidifier with Installation – April Air Humidifier – (donated by Air Management Services, Inc)
26. Thermostat with Installation – Honeywell Programmable – (donated by Air Management Services, Inc)
27. Nativity Scene - Hand-carved Wood Nativity Scene – (donated by Ray Waldock)
28. Handmade Red Bird – (donated by Ray Waldock)
29. Yard Art – Handmade Wind-Operated Art -(donated by Ray Waldock)
30. Birdhouse – Handmade Wren House - (donated by Ray Waldock)
31. Jim Beam Juke Box – 1990 Collector’s Bottle (Full) – (donated by Dorothy Lahey)
32. Salon Services - Perm, Haircut, Style – (donated by Anna B. Lopez)
33. Salon Services - Haircut, Shampoo, Blowdry - (donated by Anna B. Lopez)
34. Adult Basket – Crown Royal and other goodies – (donated by Chris Wolf)
35. Wayne’s Meat Market Gift Certificate - $25 Gift Certificate to Wayne’s Meat Market and a bottle of Famous Dave’s BBQ Sauce – (donated by Wayne’s Meat Market)
36. Wine and Vodka Gift Basket - (donated by Chris Wolf)
37. Christmas Box - Christmas Tree and Pillows – (donated by Chris Wolf)
38. Golf Gift Certificate - 2 hours Simulator Golf at Revolution Golf HD – (donated by Revolution Golf)
39. Gift Certificate at Volcano Falls - $10 Gift Certificate and (10) 2 for 1 Miniature Golf Passes – (donated by Volcano Falls)
40. Tickets to Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Game - 4 Tickets to a Boomers Baseball Game – (donated by Boomers Baseball)
41. Tickets to a Play at the Metropolis - 2 Tickets to a Play in February – (donated by Metropolis Theatre)
42. Tickets to a Chicago Wolves Hockey Game - 2 Tickets to a Wolves Hockey Game – (donated by Chicago Wolves)
43. Kids Basket - Greenbay Packers Football and a Despicable Me Bag – (donated by Chris Wolf)
44. Individual Tax Return - Individual Tax Return, Jerry Weber, Weber Tax & Accounting Service – (donated by Jerry Weber, Weber Tax & Accounting Service)
45. Crochet Christening Gown, Bonnet & Booties - A beautiful, intricately designed gown that will become a priceless family heirloom (Respect Life) – (donated by Joan Dionne/Respect Life)
46. Margarita Kit - Tequila, Lemon/Lime Mixer/Glasses – (donated by Glen Weidner)
47. One time Lawn mowing service - One time lawn moving in town, ½ acre maximum in Summer – (donated by Glen Weidner)
48. 5 Handmade scarves - Different materials and styles: Lace, Chiffon, Sequin, Ruffled, etc. (Items #48-52) – (donated by Bill & Barbara Brandt)
53. Custom Cherry wood pillar candle stands: 1 set of 3 – (donated by Dan Johnson)
54. Table Runner & Napkin Set – (donated by Linda Harlan)
55. 3 piece jewelry set – Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings - Angelite with lampwork beads – (donated by Donna’s Jewelry Box – Marengo)
56. Two $50 Gift Certificate for Marengo Animal Hospital - good towards the purchase of vaccinations or professional services – (donated by Thomas Dujmovich, DVM)
57. Golf Clubs - Invicta Woods #1, #5, ProTech “Big Heat” Irons, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Sand Wedge and Putter – (donated by Jim and Linda Biewer)
58. Gift Basket - Mystery Basket filled with surprise and mystery items – (donated by Luann and Jim Kanaly)
59. Service and clean of a residential heating and air conditioning system - Labor included. Valid through April 30, 2016 – (donated by Jim Biewer, Licensed and Insured HVAC Contractor)
60. 2 Bottles of Homemade Wine – donated by Bill & Barb Brandt
61. $50 Gift Certificate to The Home Depot - donated by American Family Insurance, Ray Jones Insurance Agency, Marengo
62. 2015 Federal and State e-filed Tax Return plus College Scholarships at Private Colleges – (donated by Steve Busam – All Generations Financial Services, Marengo 815-715-6198
63. Christmas Wrapping Package Basket – (donated by Barb and Larry Dochterman)
64. Professional Dental Cleaning, Exam and four X-rays - Marengo Dental, 110 E. Washington, Marengo. Value of professional services not to exceed $210 – (donated by Marengo Dental)
65. 2 Bottles of Homemade Wine – (donated by Bill and Barb Brandt)
66. $50 Gift Certificate to The Home Depot – (donated by American Family Insurance, Ray Jones Insurance Agency, Marengo)
67. 2 Bottles of Homemade Wine – (donated by Bill and Barb Brandt)
68. Limousine Transport to O’Hare Airport, Chicago – one-way transit from the Marengo Area - No black-out dates but subject to availability of a limousine on the requested date – (donated by James Regelin, RedLine Livery, Inc. 619 Beggs Lane, Marengo)
69. Toy Metal Tonka Roadgrader – (donated by Marilyn Rood)

‘Silent Knight’ Auction Items -- November 30

2015 SILENT KNIGHT AUCTION ITEMS


1. Coon Creek Hunt Club – ½ day, unguided 2 person, 6 pheasant hunt –11050 Slough Road, Garden Prairie, IL. Expires 3/31/16.
2. 1 Game 5 Chicago Cubs Tickets – 2016 Season
3. Stark Service Inc. – 4 yards of ready mix concrete. 4000 psi with fiber. Good for one year from date issued. Delivered to your jobsite or home within 20 miles of Marengo. Spring through Fall. $400.00-$500.00 value.
4. 3 Bottles of Homemade Assorted Wine (set 1)
5. 3 Bottles of Homemade Assorted Wine (set 2)
6. Fresh Fudge – Chocolate with nuts
7. Fresh Fudge – Chocolate (nut-free)
8. Fresh Fudge – Maple with nuts
9. Fresh Fudge – Maple (nut-free)
10. Vegetable Hod – handcrafted cedar and galvanized wooden basket. A fast and easy way to pick and rinse produce. Makes a good magazine rack as well.
11. Child’s Picnic Table – handmade, wooden table for pint-sized picnickers.
12. 3 piece Holiday Centerpiece
13. Kitchen & Food Gift Basket - Coffee grinder, 1 lb Arabica coffee beans (supports farmers in Nicaragua), Pampered Chef mango wedger, Prairie Pure cheese, 2 stainless steel cheese graters, 3 Biscuit Cutters, Sea Salt Snack Crisps, Blueberry & Almond Crisp Bar, Mango
14. Bowling Party for 10 persons – 2 hours of bowling (includes shoe rental). Valid until 12-17-2016. Glo-Bowl Fun Center, Marengo
15. Frozen Pork Bundle - Assorted cuts (pork chops, sausage, ham steaks, bacon and sausage)
16. One Weekend Campsite Rental - Includes one non-holiday weekend, valid through Oct. 2016. O’Connell’s Jellystone Park, Amboy, IL
17. Bushnell Voyager Telescope – 5 x 24 Finderscope (never used)
18. George Foreman Roasting Machine
19. Lead Crystal Center Piece
20. Girl Table Top Figurine
21. 2004 Longaberger Rose Bowl Basket
22. 2007 Longaberger Basket – Rare Welcome Home Bee Basket
23. Wrought Iron Napkin Holder - Longaberger
24. Corona Gift Pack – 20 Piece Gift Pack
25. Humidifier with Installation – April Air Humidifier
26. Thermostat with Installation – Honeywell Programmable
27. Nativity Scene - Hand-carved Wood Nativity Scene
28. Handmade Red Bird
29. Yard Art – Handmade Wind-Operated Art
30. Birdhouse – Handmade Wren House
31. Jim Beam Juke Box – 1990 Collector’s Bottle (Full)
32. Salon Services - Perm, Haircut, Style
33. Salon Services - Haircut, Shampoo, Blowdry
34. Adult Basket – Crown Royal and other goodies
35. Wayne’s Meat Market Gift Certificate - $25 Gift Certificate to Wayne’s Meat Market and a bottle of Famous Dave’s BBQ Sauce
36. Wine and Vodka Gift Basket
37. Christmas Box - Christmas Tree and Pillows
38. Golf Gift Certificate - 2 hours Simulator Golf at Revolution Golf HD
39. Gift Certificate at Volcano Falls - $10 Gift Certificate and (10) 2 for 1 Miniature Golf Passes
40. Tickets to Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Game - 4 Tickets to a Boomers Baseball Game
41. Tickets to a Play at the Metropolis - 2 Tickets to a Play in February
42. Tickets to a Chicago Wolves Hockey Game - 2 Tickets to a Wolves Hockey Game
43. Kids Basket - Greenbay Packers Football and a Despicable Me Bag
44. Individual Tax Return - Individual Tax Return, Jerry Weber, Weber Tax & Accounting Service
45. Crochet Christening Gown, Bonnet & Booties - A beautiful, intricately designed gown that will become a priceless family heirloom (Respect Life)
46. Margarita Kit - Tequila, Lemon/Lime Mixer/Glasses
47. One time Lawn mowing service - One time lawn moving in town, ½ acre maximum in Summer
48. 5 Handmade scarves - Different materials and styles: Lace, Chiffon, Sequin, Ruffled, etc. (Items #48-52)
53. Custom Cherry wood pillar candle stands: 1 set of 3
54. Table Runner & Napkin Set
55. 3 piece jewelry set – Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings - Angelite with lampwork beads

‘Silent Knight’ Auction Items -- November 24

2015 SILENT KNIGHT AUCTION ITEMS: as of November 24

1. Coon Creek Hunt Club – ½ day, unguided 2 person, 6 pheasant hunt –11050 Slough Road, Garden Prairie, IL. Expires 3/31/16.
2. Stark Service Inc. – 4 yards of ready mix concrete. 4000 psi with fiber. Good for one year from date issued. Delivered to your jobsite or home within 20 miles of Marengo. Spring through Fall. $400.00-$500.00 value.
3. Chicago Cubs Tickets – 1 Game, 5 seats – 2016 Season
4. 3 Bottles of Homemade Assorted Wines (set 1)
5. 3 Bottles of Homemade Assorted Wines (set 2)
6. Fresh Fudge – Chocolate with nuts
7. Fresh Fudge – Chocolate (nut-free)
8. Fresh Fudge – Maple with nuts
9. Fresh Fudge – Maple (nut-free)
10. Vegetable Hod – handcrafted cedar and galvanized wooden basket. A fast and easy way to pick and rinse produce. Makes a good magazine rack as well.
11. Child’s Picnic Table – handmade, wooden table for pint-sized picnickers.

‘Silent Knight’ Auction Items -- November 21

2015 SILENT KNIGHT AUCTION ITEMS

1. Coon Creek Hunt Club – ½ day, unguided 2 person, 6 pheasant hunt –11050 Slough Road, Garden Prairie, IL. Expires
3/31/16.
2. Chicago Cubs Tickets – 1 Game, 5 seats – 2016 Season
3. 3 Bottles of Homemade Assorted Wines (set 1)
4. 3 Bottles of Homemade Assorted Wines (set 2)
5. Fresh Fudge – Chocolate with nuts
6. Fresh Fudge – Chocolate (nut-free)
7. Fresh Fudge – Maple with nuts
8. Fresh Fudge – Maple (nut-free)
9. Vegetable Hod – handcrafted cedar and galvanized wooden basket. A fast and easy way to pick and rinse produce. Makes a good magazine rack as well.
10. Child’s Picnic Table – handmade, wooden table for pint-sized picnickers.

 

Wrigley Field scoreboard. Photo by Tony the Tiger / Wikimedia Images

‘Silent Knight’ Auction and Dinner on December 5

There will be a silent auction and dinner on December 5, 6:00-8:30 pm. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Hall- 323 Taylor Street, Marengo, IL. $10 Includes Dinner, Silent Auction and Raffle

Buffet Dinner (pasta) will be served at 6:30 PM. Beverages will be provided. Diners of legal age may BYOB. Doors open at 6 PM for ticket sales and bidding (limit 120 Diners). 

We're having a party and we're inviting you to join us. For over 100 years the Knights of Columbus have dedicated their service to the disadvantaged, the unfortunate, and to alleviating the suffering of people. All proceeds will be used to support the local charitable works of the Sacred Heart Council of the Knights of Columbus. Pope Francis and the Knights of Columbus share in the mission of helping struggling people.

Please consider helping us in this worthwhile event which helps fund M.O.R.E. of Marengo-Union, Hooves to Heal, and Special Olympics of McHenry and Lake Counties.

Unable to attend? Still want to be a part of this worthy cause? Please consider a donation of an item for our Silent Auction. New/Like new merchandise items, services, or recreation are sought and will bring generous bids from attendees.

What items can we use? Sporting goods, household and decoration items, tools, clothing, automotive, collectibles, sports tickets, travel, and professional services (including but not limited to tax preparation, hair/beauty, painting, and carpentry). If you earn your livelihood performing a service, the chances are very good that a generous patron will purchase your offered service. You gain advertising and most importantly the Knights of Columbus use the proceeds for humanitarian efforts. What will you donate?

To schedule pickup of an auction item call: Dan Bolda 568-1750, Pat Lahey 568-5288, or Ron Rood 568-7808.

Council's Charter Member, First Grand Knight

Robert C. Wedell   March 14, 1925-July 30, 2015

 

On Monday morning, August 3, Robert C. Wedell, 90, was laid to rest. In those 90 years he was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Many mourn Bob’s passing and will miss him.

His wife Margaret died three years ago, but his four children survive him. His sons, Robert and James Wedell and his daughters Mary (Anthony) Ficarelli, Nancy (Timothy) Brocker and Julie (Todd) O’Connor remember a hard-working, loving man who raised them to be faithful to church, country and family. His family remained his greatest joy, especially with the arrival of his grandchildren Meghan Ficarelli; Erin, Kristin and Caitlin Brocker; and Thomas, Kathryn, Patrick and Brendan O’Connor.

Bob served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the War he was active in the American Legion. He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 839. For a time, he was Planning Commissioner of the Village of Lake Barrington.

He was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marengo. When the pastor, Father Richard M. Russo, wanted to form a Knights of Columbus Council at Sacred Heart, Bob was one of the charter members and became the first Grand Knight of the group.

He enjoyed playing golf, but above all, Bob was an avid Cubs fan. When he was the Grand Knight of the K of C, he organized a bus trip for parishioners to attend a Cubs game. This is now an annual event.

Many folks in the Marengo-Union area enjoy something Bob was instrumental in starting at Sacred Heart—the monthly Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast. He researched nearby churches who served breakfasts, took other Knights on “field trips” and formed a KC breakfast crew that continues today in the tradition in which Bob founded it.

All through his life and in all his endeavors Robert C. Wedell was a man who took action when he saw what was needed. He will be missed by his family and also by his brother Knights and his many friends at his church and in his community.

Breakfast for Fire Victims

 

 

Marengo- Union Times -- A house fire at 7524 S. Grant Hwy. on January 18, 2014, was so bad it required extra help to put it out. Now the family who lived in that house needs extra help, too.

 

Believed to have started in a dryer, the fire involved the entire ranch house, with flames coming out the front windows by the time the Marengo Fire Department arrived on the scene, just after 11:30 a.m.

 

The extent of the fire and bad winter weather conditions led Marengo’s Chief Bradbury to activate a first level box alarm, notifying near-by fire departments that extra help was needed. The box alarm provided help from eleven additional departments; Belvidere, Boone County, Crystal Lake, Elgin, Genoa, Hampshire, Huntley, Harvard, Lakewood, Union and Woodstock.

 

Chief Bradbury reported that the fire was extinguished by 3:46 p.m. The family escaped without injury. One firefighter slipped on the ice and was taken to the hospital. “All of the fire crews did an exceptional job in adverse weather conditions in an effort to save as many of the family’s possessions a possible,” Bradbury stated.

 

The house is uninhabitable. The Red Cross was on the scene to help the family find emergency shelter. Now the wider community will have a way to also help this family who lost their home that day.

 

The Knights of Columbus Council 13476 of Marengo will be hosting their monthly Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church located at 323 North Taylor Street.

 

All proceeds will benefit the family who lost their home in this fire. Come enjoy a full breakfast (pancakes, French toast, eggs, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee) for $7 ($5 for children) and help a local family get back on their feet.

 

http://www.marengo-uniontimes.com/news/1341-knights-of-columbus-fundraiser

Tootsie Roll Drive Donation

January 07, 2014

 

Marengo-Union Times -- Every September, the Marengo Knights of Columbus raise money for individuals with intellectual disabilities through their Tootsie Roll Drive. We would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for the generous donation of $916.15. Students with intellectual disabilities at Marengo Community High School will benefit from the generosity of the Knights.

 

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Knights of Columbus Fundraiser for Tornado Victims

December 04, 2013

 

Marengo-Union Times -- The Knights of Columbus, Chapter 13476 of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marengo, raised over $1,000 for the victims of the Tornados in Washington Illinois at their last pancake breakfast November 24, 2013. They also donated approximately 340 pounds of Turkey to McHenry County's Valley Hi Nursing Home, Florence Nursing Home in Marengo, and other needy families in the Marengo area. Thank you to all who support our monthly pancake breakfasts.

 

Photo -- Scott Prader / Wikimedia Commons

 

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