Something fishy at Knights of Columbus

Members of the Knights of Columbus

FLORHAM PARK — The McDowell Council Knights of Columbus Council 2248 held their annual favorite: Fish & Chip dinner, on Friday, April 12. This year many of the local businesses lended their support. The dinner included fresh cod fish, chips, coffee, drinks and dessert.

Strategically placed candy dishes were “floating” around town with a unique “school of fish”. The Knights invited everyone to look for the pool and to join for dinner cooked on site by the Thistle Restaurant of Lyndhurst.

The Knights served up a fish dinner prepared on site by the Thistle Restaurant of Lyndhurst
Ed Kopec and Barbara Freda

On a local level you’ll find many ways that Knights are involved: running youth religious education programs, painting classrooms in Catholic schools, sponsoring community events such as Pictures with Santa, Hoop Shoot, and a St. Patrick’s dance. We collect used eyeglasses for needy people at home and around the world. What we do at the local level is pretty much left up to the Knights in the local community. If they see a problem that they think they can muster the resources to solve, they attack it. No programs are mandated by the international headquarters, or Supreme Council office, in New Haven, Connecticut. No funds raised at the local level are sent to the Supreme Council, either. All funds raised stay at the local level, helping causes local Knights want to help. The principal areas of volunteer involvement through our “Surge…with Service” program can be broken down into the following categories: Church, Community, Council, Family and Youth.

The 2018 – 2019 officers are: Grand Knight – Joe Guerin; Deputy Grand Knight – Matt Donnelly; Chancellor – Ed Kopec; Recorder – Dennis Salko; Treasurer – Tom Hromin; Advocate – Jim Costello; Warden / Guards – Mike Bower, John Gamba, Joe Coraggio; Trustees- Charlie Pane, Sergio Bordenabe and Paul Ebert.

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