NORWALK, Conn. -- For the seventh year in a row, Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 held another successful St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser Dinner, netting almost $6,200.
The event is one of the council's biggest fundraisers of the year.
"It's a wonderful treat to see all our parishioners and friends get together for fun and food," said Grand Knight George Ribellino Jr. "Whenever our brother Knights can work together and put smiles on others' faces, we've succeeded in our goals."
The dinner included corned beef provided by Zody's 19th Hole, complemented by cabbage, carrots, potatoes and soda bread -- and ice cream donated by Saugatuck Sweets. The event also featured a "cornucopia of great raffle prizes," as well as Irish dancing by the Mulkerin School of Irish Dance.
Ribellino also thanked Brothers Anthony and Armentano and Deputy Grand Knight Scott Criscuolo for co-chairing the event. "It must be the love of our St. Matthew Parish family and my brother Knights if I don't mind smelling like cabbage at the end of the night," said Criscuolo, who was working the kitchen.
Brother Knights Dave McCarthy, George Piro, Bud Taylor, Chris O'Connor, and Bill Scholl had the daunting task of serving food for over 210 guests. Brother Ed McGettigan and his company The Foursome Group sponsored the event.
The council honored St. Matthew Parish and the support it gives to Council 14360 by presenting an engraved chalice to Sister Sally Norcross, who was representing the staff. They also honored parish receptionist/secretary Carol Cosgrove for her support and help to the council throughout the year by giving her the 2016 St. Matthew Knights Appreciation Award.
The goal of the Knights of Columbus Council at Saint Matthew Church in Norwalk is to perform acts of charity, providing those in need with a range of support from financial to tactical help in dealing with a wide variety of challenges. For more information, visit the group's website.
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