Tootsie Roll Drive nets $8,371 for mentally disadvantaged people

Editor:
The 41st Annual Community Campaign in behalf of the area’s mentally disadvantaged, conducted by the Msgr . William J . Kreis Council 1231 of the Knights of Columbus in Lawrenceburg netted $8, 371 for mentally disadvantaged people.

Providing a positive tone for this event prior to the drive was the official proclamation issued by Mayor Kelly Mollaun that designated May 11-12 as Taotsie Roll Weekend in Lawrenceburg.

An appeal letter was mailed to Lawrenceburg area businesses and professionals, requesting their gracious assistance by sponsoring a case of Tootsie Rolls. Their response was generous, totaling $1,396.

The council extends sincere thanks to each of the following:

Dr. Jeffrey Ahaus - Dearborn Optical; Deb Alvey; Anchor Glass Container Corporation; Linda J. Blackwell; Martin De Julia, attorney at law; Gardens Alive!; Haag Ford Sales; Home Furniture; Hrezo Engineering, Inc; Michael R. Kennedy; Knigga’s Barber & Styling Shop; Tony Mapes; Mortenson Family Dental; Stephen and Christine B. Mueller; Pinnacle Advisory Group Inc. of Indiana; Nicole L. Rahn and Michael J. Rahn; D.P.M. - Centers for Foot and Ankle Care; Robinson & Sons Trucking, Inc; Seitz Agency, Inc.; Sequoia Construction of Indiana, LLC; Trade & Industrial Supply, Inc.; United Community Bank, Whitewater Canal State Historic Site; Walter C. And Sylvia Wilson, and Bill and Judi Yelton.
The Knights applaud each of the following businesses for granting permission for the use of their storefronts by our volunteers:

AmeriStop Food Mart, CVS/pharmacy, In & Out Mart/VP Racing Fuels, Kroger Company, Orscheln Farm & Home Supply, Whitey’s Liquor Store, Whitey’s Package Store, and Whitey’s Wine & Liquor Company.

As noted by campaign chairman Jim Hamill, “The collection at each of these locations is vitally important to the overall success of this endeavor. Reflecting on this, the two-day total collected was $6,974.”

Hamill credited this success to the “positively dynamic efforts of the council membership, wives, youths, and volunteers in achieving such an excellent total.”

The Knights also extend thanks to all those within the Lawrenceburg area, who contributed so generously without whom none of this would have been possible.

Significantly, total disbursement to the various area agencies and programs assisting the mentally handicapped by Council No. 1231 since the inception of this annual endeavor in 1978, now stands at $249,899.

Final distribution this year is as follows : $2,290 each to New Horizons Rehabilitation Center of Batesville, R-O-D (Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn) Special Education Cooperative of Sunman, and the local Special Olympics; with $1,000 extended to ARC of Dearborn County, and $500 to the Batesville Deanery Special Adult Religious Education Program.

William J . Kreis Council No. 1231 of
the Knights of Columbus, Lawrenceburg

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