They also give $1,500 to a needy cause. They started out with a donation to Western Iowa Tech, some years they split their donation and give $750 to one cause and $750 to another.
The Knights have donated to the Cherokee Library, Cherokee Depot, Hospice, the Outreach program at Cherokee Mental Heath Institute, The CRMC Wellness Center, Cherokee Parks and Recreation Department, Cherokee D.A.R.E, the Veterans Memorial, Bright Beginnings Day Care, Cherokee Family Aquatic Center, Gillette Park, Cherokee Community Center, Aurelia Community Center, Martin Access Land Acquisition, C.A.D.A., Washington High School Booster Club and the Rotary Food Back Pack for Weekends, Cherokee Police Department, Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association, and CAP.
This year they donated $750 to the CRMC Home Health/Hospice, $375 to Stan's Kids and $375 to Backpack Buddies, along with five scholarships.
The first drawing for this year's Calendars will be March 4. Drawing are six days a week for 10 weeks. Drawings are all $50 each day with a total of 60 winners at $50 each. There will also be two drawings in May for $500 each.
Calendars may be purchased at Robinson's Floor Coverings and Letsche's Bike Shop, or from one of the Knights.
Winners will be announced on KCHE Radio daily and also in the Chronicle Times. Winners can pick up their checks at Robinson's.
For more information, contact Knights of Columbus Chairmen Terry Boisen or Dick Sokolowski.