Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 of the Knights of Columbus decided quickly that all funds received at its omelet breakfast January 19 would be dedicated to the Zemler family, which lost its home in a tragic fire this winter. Doug Zemler is a Third Degree Knight.
Omelets, toast, juice and coffee were available for a good will donation at St. Mary’s Parish in Spirit Lake. The entire community seemed to show up, thanks to advertising and press releases published by the Lakes News Shopper and the Dickinson County News, and heard on KUOO, with 350 served, bringing in more than $4600 for this worthy cause.
The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members in more than 14,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 69 million volunteer hours and $151 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youth.
Iowa Great Lakes Council 5043 sponsors other youth events including the Soccer Shootout and the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee. They also run the Soup and Pie Supper in November, and the Tootsie Roll Drive for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, benefiting local organizations.