BRISTOL - The Knights of Columbus Palos Council 35 cooked breakfast Sunday morning to raise money for Brian’s Angels and St. Gregory’s Parish.
The fundraiser took place inside St. Gregory’s CCD Center on Stafford Avenue and was the Council’s first community breakfast since before the pandemic shut everything down.
“We haven’t done this in over a year-and-a-half,” Grand Knight Ken Archambault explained.
“Getting people to come back after that long I think is a good testament to the fact we do a good job,” added Bob DeLuzio, Knights’ chancellor and a member of the parish.
Over 100 people attended the breakfast and a raffle took place later on in the morning.
“Hopefully we get back to doing these fundraisers again every month,” DeLuzio said.
St. Gregory’s generously donated its facility for the event.
Brian’s Angels founder Pat Stebbins was grateful to the Knights for thinking of her homeless outreach organization, which serves the least fortunate members of the Bristol community.
The K of C’s Palos Council 35 is planning to bring back its corned beef and cabbage dinner this coming March.
The Knights are also hoping to host a pasta dinner in April to benefit an organization called Charity: Water, which provides clean drinking water to people in 28 developing nations around the globe.
“We do these fundraisers to help organizations that make a difference,” DeLuzio pointed out.
Sandy Arbour enjoyed her breakfast Sunday.
“It was a deal,” she said. “For $10 you get a full, balanced meal. And it’s a good time to donate. Everybody benefits.”
Erica Drzewiecki can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.