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Project Outreach is best yet

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ron Honsbruch (left), of the Cherokee Knights of Columbus, presents a check for $11,754 to Jan Cosgrove, co-director of Cherokee County Work Services. Also pictured are Calvin Carver, co-director at CCWS, and LeRoy Rupp, chairman of the Knights' Project Outreach. The Knights raised over $13,000 this year through their money calendar sales. Photo submitted.
The local Knights of Columbus' Project Outreach is in its 14th year, "reaching out to persons with disabilities" through their fundraising efforts The Knights always give 10 percent of the money they raise to the Special Olympics and the remainder to Cherokee County Work Services.

The four Knights who called on businesses this year were Terry Boisen, Marty Zauhar, Stan Sitzmann and LeRoy Rupp, and the group raised a record-setting $13,060 from area businesses and private donations. The Knights give a big thanks to all who donated.

After the 10% to the Special Olympics was deducted, that left a sum of $11,754 fo Cherokee County Work Services, and on Thursday December 6, Rupp presented a check for that amount to CCWS co-directors Calvin Carver and Jan Cosgrove. CCWS plans to use the generous donation towards the purchase of a new RASERS heating/cooling system for their laundry area. The new system will replace an old boiler system, and is expected to save CCWS a lot of money because of its efficiency.

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