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By Brian Wilensky , Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

1784 days ago   Article ID# 825840
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WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA (Wilkes Barre Times-Leader) - People who do charity work sometimes want to be acknowledged for the volunteering they do. Others find gratification in making the lives easier and more enjoyable for those around them. The Knights of Columbus chooses the latter.

The Knights of Columbus Abington Council 6611 has been serving Our Lady of the Snows and Church of St. Benedict Parish for years. Whether helping with the annual Our Lady of the Snows/Church of St. Benedict Country Bazaar in August each year or organizing bingo nights to take place in the lower level of Our Lady of the Snows Church, the Abington Council is always at the ready.

“It’s not what we do, but it’s who we are,” said Chris Kane, Grand Knight of Abington Council 6611. “We’re a fraternal service organization and we like to help in any way necessary.”

Founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Conn., the Knights of Columbus is recognized as the foremost Catholic men’s service organization. It has reached around 1.8 million members in 14 different countries in its 129 year history.

“To join you must be at least 18 years old and a practicing Catholic,” Kane added. “We have around 150 members just in the Abington Council, and all are like family.”

Like most other organizations, the Knights of Columbus Abington Council hosts yearly elections for positions such as secretary and treasurer. However, anyone who can help is encouraged to consider joining. According to Kane, there is no pressure and members are only asked to provide service to the community as is convenient for them.

“One of our biggest projects is running the bingo tent at the bazaar each year,” Kane said. “We used to have a monthly bingo night in the lower level of the church. As interested faded, we stopped. But as long as people come, we’ll keep doing it.”

The council is hosting a bingo night Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, lower level.

Anyone interested in joining the Knights of Columbus Abington Council 6611 should contact Patrick Williams at 570.587.5567 or e-mail abington_kofc@hotmail.com.

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Updated 1784 days ago   Article ID# 825840

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