Dear St. Francis de Sales Parishioners/K of C Fish Fry Guests,
Thank you so much for your support this year of the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry! Because of you, the Knights of Columbus, Local Council 3954, is able to contribute more money directly to charity. And what a year we had!
2019 was the single largest, most successful year ever for the K of C Fish Fry in profit and attendance. Over the course of the 6 Fridays in Lent (save Good Friday), K of C served 2,199 guests (1,755 served in 2018), served over 1,150lbs. of fish, and brought in a total profit of $14,085.71 ($10,967.00 in 2018)! We also had over 75 volunteers across the 6 nights putting in at least 3 hours per shift. The response is always amazing.
Now, as I always point out, 100% of K of C profit goes directly to charity. But which charities and how much? This year, we have selected 3 charities to receive donations. 60% of the profit, or $8,451.43, will be donated to Mt. St. Joseph’s, an intermediate care facility for handicapped women, right here in Lake Zurich. Mt. St. Joseph’s, being so local, is always near to our hearts. 30%, or $4,225.71, will be donated to Special Religious Development, or SPRED, a charitable facility which assists persons with developmental disabilities to become integrated into parish assemblies of Catholic worship through religious education. The remaining 10%, or $1,408.57, will be donated to The Center for Independence Through Conductive Education, a charitable facility helping those children and adults with physical disabilities gain independence.
Thank you for your continuing support of the K of C mission to assist those with intellectual disabilities. You have made my 2 year term as Grand Knight very memorable and successful in giving back to our community, and we hope to see you all next year! God Bless.
Thomas C. Wolter, Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, Local Council #3954