The calendars sell for $20 each, and can be purchased from Knights, or at Letsche's Bike Shop/Radio Shack, or Robinson's Furniture and Floor covering. All calendars are to be sold by February 19th.
Purchasing a calendar puts your name in for a drawing, the first of which will be held on March 5th. There will be 60 winners of $50 each, and two $500 winners will be drawn at the Grand Prize Drawing in a few months. Winners of the drawings will be announced in the Chronicle Times.
The money raised by the calendar sales goes to several good causes. Five $200 college scholarships are awarded each year to high school seniors from the Cherokee Knights' cluster. The Knights also give $1500 to a designated worthy cause - sometimes dividing the money into one $1000 donation and one $500 donation. Among the causes or organizations to which the Knights have contributed in past years - some more than once - are the Cherokee library, the Cherokee Depot, Hospice, the Outreach Program at MHI, the Wellness Center, the Parks and Recreation Department, Cherokee D.A.R.E. Program, the Veterans' Memorial, Bright Beginnings Day Care, the Cherokee Aquatic Center, and Gillette Park.
This year's donation has been designated for the Cherokee Community Center, and on Monday, project chairmen LeRoy Rupp and Mike Robinson presented calendars to Duane Mummert and Connie Ladwig, representing the Community Center, as the Knights kicked off their 2007 Money Calendar fund-raiser.